What are Easy Home Cleaning Remedies

What are Easy Home Cleaning Remedies

Cleaning your home doesn’t require the use of dangerous chemicals or pricey eco-friendly cleaners. You probably already have a number of items lying around the house that may be used to remove difficult grease, freshen the air, and shine the countertops. There is a wide variety of home cleaning solutions available. If you want to be sure the surface you’re cleaning won’t be damaged, try it out on a tiny area first.

Lemons as a Natural Cleaner

I love using lemons as an all-purpose cleaner. Lemons have a wide range of applications, from disinfecting to stain removal.

Lemon slices should be thrown intact into the garbage disposal. The disposal will be disinfected and cleaned with lemon juice, and the rind will give off a pleasant, fruity scent. It’s safe for your waste disposal and effective against odour-causing microorganisms.

Using lemon juice in the laundry will assist whites and colours retain their original vibrancy. Simply squeeze the juice of one lemon into the washer and continue to use your regular detergent as usual.

Cleaning your counter surfaces with a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda is just as effective as using a commercial cleaner. Half the lemon should be cut in half and the exposed half should be placed in baking soda. The uncovered half may be rubbed over the countertops to clean and disinfect them with the baking soda’s abrasiveness removing any residue. Do not try to clean diamonds or stainless steel with this. A surface could get scratched or discoloured from the baking soda. Always do a spot test before applying a new combination to your entire countertop.

Cooking Oils

Oils used in the kitchen may also be used as an effective household cleaner. Wood and stainless steel may be polished with oil.

Wooden furniture, if not cared for correctly, will soon lose its once vibrant finish. Mixing olive oil and lemon juice (2:1) is a great DIY wood cleaner. Lightly rub the oil mixture into the wood using a clean towel. If you’re worried about ruining the surface, try it out on a tiny section first. After oiling the wood, remove any accumulated oil with a fresh towel. Because of the added moisture, your furniture will look as good as new. Lemon juice can be substituted with white vinegar. Use lemon juice to remove grime, then follow up with oil to shine, to restore your furniture to its former glory.

On clean stainless steel, just apply olive oil to a soft cloth and wipe the surface gently. Always go in a straight line, with the steel’s grain, rather than in circles. It is important to take extra care while polishing stainless steel since the metal is easily scratched. You should never clean stainless steel using paper towels or napkins or anything else made of paper. An unfaded or even brand-new microfiber cloth is ideal for polishing stainless steel.

Vinegar

Vinegar is a common ingredient in commercial cleaning products and is also used as a household cleanser. Its multipurpose nature means it can be used to clean anything from floors to bathrooms to drains.

Vinegar may be used to clean nearly any flooring material. The floors will stay clean for longer since the acidity kills germs and inhibits mould and bacteria growth. To disinfect floors, mix a quarter cup of vinegar with a gallon of hot water. Make a vinegar and water solution and use it to mop the floor. Vinegar may stain hardwood floors and is not recommended for use on them. Hardwood floors are best cleaned with little more than warm water. Alternatively, you may use special hardwood cleansers to clean hardwood floors. When mopping a floor, always follow up with a dry rag to avoid wet marks.

In case you run out of your regular house cleaning solution, you may use vinegar instead. Put it to use cleaning up the bathroom fixtures and the kitchen. Always use a clean cloth and dilute the vinegar as we discussed earlier. Always test a small area and look into the best cleaning options if you have a surface that is easily damaged or discoloured.