Household cleaning does not necessarily have to involve harmful and unnatural products. Many times in our own cabinets, we have natural products that help cleaning. These products can be more effective than those cleansers that abound on supermarket shelves and buy at a high price without knowing what they contain.
Most of the time the disasters that we must clean in the kitchen or other wings of the home can be solved with products that we have in our cabinets. Lemon, salt, vinegar, baking soda and toothpaste are some of these products that become extremely useful in household cleanliness although that facet of them is not well known.
So that we can begin to implement the use of natural and home products today we will give some tips to clean with natural products that we can find in the home.
Sliced lemons are good for cleaning the microwave. Placing a few slices in a bowl of water and heating them for a few minutes we can loosen the grease stuck to the internal walls of the microwave and refresh it to be able to clean it better.
The immersion of copper objects in lemon cut with salt and the subsequent rubbing of the object helps to clean it and give it brightness again.
Rubbing the cutting boards with lemons and then washing them with cold water can remove the bad odors that usually stick to the wood.
Lemons are also good for cleaning surfaces that are prone to be damaged or scratched since rubbing them avoid all kinds of problems and clean as well.
The salt becomes very useful for cleaning the bathroom because it is a soft abrasive substance very effective to kill the germs. Another situation in which salt becomes effective is when some liquid is dripped into the oven or burners that it becomes difficult to remove. The salt absorbs the drops and allows to clean of a simpler way.
When you burn some food in a pot and it is all stuck in the bottom, put water with salt into the pot, then let it rest all night and the next day boil the water. You can see the salt will eliminate everything that has been stuck.
Potatoes are very useful inside and outside the kitchen. Besides being good as food are ideal for cleaning metals. Rubbing the raw potatoes in rusted containers can remove much of the rust. On the other hand, if we boil potatoes we can use boiling water to restore the brightness of many household metal objects.
It is natural, cleaner, disinfectant and disfiguring.
Use pure vinegar on the toilet to get rid of stains.
Scrub the floor of the bath with a solution of vinegar and water to give an extra shine.
Vinegar erodes soap residue and water stains.
It works wonders for the smell of clothing, especially clothes with sweat after physical activities. To do this, just dip the clothes in a solution of detergent and add a splash of vinegar.
Prepare a solution of one part vinegar and two parts water and use it to clean the kitchen, appliances and kitchen countertops.
Leave vinegar overnight at the cutting board and in the morning it will be free of stains and odors.
You can also use it as a natural fabric softener, just add half a cup of vinegar in the washing cycle of the washer.
To clean windows, add 3 tablespoons of vinegar in 2 cups of water.
Toothpaste is another one of the cleaners that we always have in the home but that we do not use it as cleaning substance due to ignorance. With it we can polish silver, remove the marks that covered left in porcelain or even clean stubborn stains on tiles. The natural products are increasingly taken into account so harmful that are most cleaners we see on the shelves and, through advertising, sold to us as the most efficient when it is not entirely true.
Sodium bicarbonate: Natural cleanser and disinfectant
Sodium bicarbonate can help eliminate strong odors from clothing, even when they persist after repeated washes, such as smoke and the smell of sweat.
Rub baking soda directly into the machine, eliminates the odor of baby vomit.
Putting baking soda in an open container inside the refrigerator or freezer will absorb the odors.
Wash the marble furniture with a solution of 3 tablespoons of baking soda in 2 cups of warm water, let stand for a while and then rinse.
Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1 cup of warm water and wash the exterior of the “white line” kitchen appliances. This will help remove the yellowish color and restore whiteness.
Prepare a solution of a quarter cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1 liter of hot water. This mixture will clean the grease, dirt and disinfect. It works great in cooker hoods.
To remove burned food residues from a pot, let it soak in baking soda and water for ten minutes, then wash.
You can remove the bad smell from the ashtrays with baking soda and water.
Sprinkle baking soda in the recycling bin to neutralize any odor