Elbow grease and good old fashioned know-how.
That was how people used to clean. In the good old days, there weren’t any of these fancy chemicals and brand name cleaning products to rely on.
It’s true. Cleaning was a lot harder back “in the day.” We’ve come a long way on the cleaning front, but if you want to learn how to get your scrub on like the days of yore, it doesn’t have to be difficult.
Here are a few products that help make the transition from harsh chemicals to natural effective cleaning a bit easier:
The mild acidity of lemon juice provides a big cleaning kick.
- It’s an antibacterial and antifungal cleaner.
- It also has a bleaching and deodorising effect and dissolves grease.
This is definitely a multi-purpose item with huge cleaning advantages.
- Put a box of baking soda in the fridge, or sprinkle some in your shoes to absorb any lingering odours.
- Put a cup of baking soda in a glass jar and mix with a few drops of essential oil, such as lavender or lemon for a great carpet deodoriser.
- When mixed with lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or white vinegar, you can create a gentle abrasive paste to clean stains from the stove, counter tops and the sink.
White Vinegar/Apple Cider Vinegar:
Another multi-purpose cleaner; these vinegars have a potent yet harmless component to their cleaning capabilities.
- Dilute with water in a spray bottle to use as a glass and mirror cleaner.
- Create a gentle abrasive paste with baking soda and removes limescale from the toilet and bathtub.
- Pour a cup of baking soda in your sink or shower drain. Add a cup of vinegar to the baking soda and drain with warm water for about one minute. This will help to clean out any debris that may be hiding in the drain.
The added bonus to all of these ingredients is the price, as they are all inexpensive items that you can pick up at your local grocery store. To make sure that these cleaning essentials are right for your furniture/floors/appliances, test these products on small hidden areas before you use them.