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Natural DIY Cleaning Tips

Well, it’s that time of year again, when we all start doing our Spring Cleaning…right?  I thought that I would share some of the Natural DIY Cleaning Tips that I like to use.  (I don’t know if “like” is the right word or not, but I’ll share some of the cleaning tips I use!)natural cleaning tipsI love using products that are not harsh or harmful.  I have tried several different items and I love the way that these natural products work.  I decided that I would share some tips with you for when you do your spring cleaning too!  :)

Baking Soda

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Baking soda is strong enough to lift away dirt, but still gentle and non-abrasive on delicate surfaces.  When it comes to odors, baking soda neutralizes and eliminates them at the source.

*  Pour 1/2 cup soda down the drain while running warm tap water.  Soda will neutralize both acidic and basic odors for a fresh drain.  When replacing the box of soda in  your fridge, pour down the drain to get a little extra mileage!

*  Mix 1/2 cup soda in a bucket of warm water, to clean tile floors or no-wax floors.  Mop and rinse clean for a sparkling floor.

*Deodorize wastebaskets by sprinkling soda, apply regularly as you add to the container or when you empty it.  You can also wash the wastebasket with a solution of 1 cup of soda per 1 gallon of water to keep it fresh-smelling.

*  Freshen sheets by adding 1/2 cup soda to the rinse cycle and get ready for fresh outdoor clean sheets.

*  Sprinkle soda directly on carpets and wait 15 minutes before vacuuming.  (Test a hidden area of carpet for color-fastness before doing this!)natural cleaning tips

Vinegar

From cleaning your house to preserving food, vinegar can tackle even the toughest jobs.  You will be amazed by the power of vinegar.  Vinegar is an extraordinary cleaning and deodorizing agent for your entire home, so get ready to tackle your home’s toughest cleaning jobs!

*  Clean clogged shower heads by removing head and soak it in a solution of 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 quart water for 15 minutes.  For plastic shower heads, soak for 1 hour in mixture of 1 pint vinegar and 1 pint hot water.

*  Loosen soap scum on shower doors and walls by spraying them with vinegar.  Let dry, then respray to dampen.  Wipe clean.  If you have a lot of build-up reapply and let sit for several hours, then dampen again and wipe clean.

*  Hard-water and mineral deposits around sinks and tub faucets can be removed by covering stained area with paper towels soaked in vinegar.  Cover and leave on for 1 hour, then wipe clean with a damp sponge.

*  To clean wood floors, add a cup of plain vinegar to a gallon bucket of water.  Mop lightly to hardwood floors (do not saturate).  No need to rinse!

*  When washing cotton or washable wool blankets, add 2 cups vinegar to last rinse cycle.  This will help remove soap and make blankets soft and fluffy!natural cleaning tips

Hydrogen Peroxide

I did not learn the power of hydrogen peroxide until I started making my Miracle Fabric Cleaner.  I use this solution every single week when I am doing the laundry and I am amazed by how well it works every time!  Hydrogen peroxide is a sanitizer, disinfectant, stain-remover and more!  You can use it in the kitchen, bathroom or the laundry room!  Whenever hydrogen peroxide is called for, use a 3-percent solution.

*  For a basic countertop cleanser, combine equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water in a new spray bottle.  Spray and wipe clean.  No need to rinse.

*  Clean soiled kitchen utensils, cutting instruments, and food containers in a sink of hot soapy water with 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide.  Rinse with water.

*  Add a couple of tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide to the dishwasher’s regular cycle for dazzling drinking glasses.  (Do not use as an additive for loads with silver or copper items.)

*  Clean stainless steel sinks with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and a little warm water.  Allow the solution to sit for a few minutes.  Rinse with warm water and wipe clean.

*  Keep the surfaces of kitchen appliances clean by wiping them down with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and warm water.natural cleaning tips

So there are a few Natural DIY Cleaning Tips.  I put these three item up on a pedestal where they belong!   :)    I love using all three of these products.  I am trying to get myself geared up for the Spring Cleaning season, so I can use all of these wonderful tips.  I love using natural ingredients to clean with.  It makes me happy to help with the environment.  

Do you have any Natural DIY Cleaning tips that you like to use?  I would love to hear about them!  

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great weekend!

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