With spring comes the desire to freshen up your home for the new season. Although commercial cleaning supplies can make your home sparkle, they can also leave behind strong fumes and surface residue. Here are six ways you can give your home an effective spring cleaning without harsh chemicals.
Use Baking Soda as Grout Cleaner
Place two tablespoons of baking soda in a bowl and add water a few drops at a time until your mixture forms a thick paste. Use a brush to apply the paste to your grout, scrub until clean and rinse with fresh water.
Polish Metal Fixtures With Lemon Juice and Salt
The combination of salt and lemon juice provides the right balance of acidity and abrasiveness to cut through soap residue, leaving your metal faucets and showerheads with a brilliant shine.
Freshen Your Garbage Disposal With Lemon Peels
Sending a few lemon peels through your garbage disposal can instantly help dissipate unpleasant odors from leftover food. However, keep in mind that lemon peels can't replace a professional garbage disposal cleaning in the event of a clog.
Clean Your Microwave with Lemon and Water
Fill a glass bowl with water and a few lemon wedges to use the power of steam to soften dried-on splatters. Microwave the lemon and water for one minute and leave it for several minutes, letting the steam go to work. Use a cloth to wipe your microwave clean.
Lighten Hard Water Stains With Vinegar
Dilute vinegar with an equal amount of water, and pour the mixture directly into the toilet bowl or spray it on the stained area of the tub or sink. Allow the vinegar mixture to sit for about 15 minutes, then clean the toilet bowl or wipe the surface with a cloth.
Sanitize Your Dishwasher with White Vinegar
To clean your dishwasher's interior, fill a large glass container with distilled white vinegar, set it upright in the top rack, and run a complete wash cycle.
Bottom line: Don't let harsh chemical smells get in the way of fresh spring air. Take advantage of these natural ingredients to give your kitchen and bathroom a thorough, natural spring cleaning.
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