Keeping your home tidy and clean reduces unwarranted stress, enhances healthy living, and doesn’t make the routine cleaning seem like a herculean task. However, oftentimes, you are usually overwhelmed by the thought of even picking up a mop. You have meals to prepare, assignments to turn in at work before the deadline and others things that can take up the bulk of your time. This can leave you too tired to clean up your home.
So, what do you do? Cleaning products to the rescue! In order to clean up your home in what you think is a quicker and more convenient way you might rush out to buy various cleaning products. However, these cleaning chemicals are full of irritants and allergens. These can be toxic to your body and environment. If you want your home to be as environmentally friendly as possible you’ll need to start thinking of non-toxic, natural ways to clean your home.
To get you started here are 4 sure-fire natural ways to tackle domestic cleaning and make your home the envy of others.
Vinegar and Water
In your next load of laundry, add a splash of vinegar to your wash. Vinegar is a perfect replacement for your fabric softener. Then, vinegar can also be used in making your washing soaps and home cleaning sprays. You can easily use it on places like the tile walls, sinks, countertops, wardrobes, toilets etc., which you will need to spray to clean.
Black Tea For Clean Windows
When you go grocery-shopping next, buy more black tea than you usually would for your morning beverage. This is because black tea can be used to clean windows too. Black tea contains tannic acid – a chemical which will help dissolve the dirt particles and grease around your windows. It is totally non-toxic, cheaper, and even smells nicer than your artificial window cleaner.
Baking Soda For Toilet Cleaning
Chemical products are often used to clean toilets however, baking soda can actually be used to clean up your toilet. When cleaning your toilet seat sprinkle the powder on it, leave it for a while, then scrub with the toilet brush. It will work like magic and won’t leave the toilet with an irritating chemical smell. You can also use the baking soda when cleaning the bathroom sink as well.
Essential Oils For a Clean Floor
When you add a few drops of essential oil into hot water and a blend of Castile soaps, what do you have? Well, you have an effective homemade floor cleaner in your hand. This cleaner can be used to clean your floor with a mop. Your clean floor will smell amazing and refreshing, without any chemicals.