OK..after posting my last blog entry about germs in the home, I thought it would be appropriate to write a post about all-natural home cleaning solutions. I remember my great grandmother talking about these back in the 1920’s (no, I wasn’t living then…she regaled her stories to me when I was growing up). So, even though they are not new…they do work and fit into what is now popularly known as â€œgreen livingâ€. Plus, they are a lot cheaper than the store bought variety. Remember back in the late 60’s and 70’s when only â€œhippiesâ€ were talking about â€œnatural livingâ€? Here we are 30 years later and it’s the â€œinâ€ thing. Go figure….
Baking soda: Place some baking soda onto a damp cloth. Simply scrub the stained area until the stain is removed.
Lemon: Dip slices of fresh cut lemon into some salt. Then, rub the lemon directly on the stains.
Bleach: Place a drop of bleach into your coffee mugs, add water, and scrub until stain is removed.
After using any of the above methods, rinse item with warm water to remove cleanser.
Sanitizing shower curtains, counter tops, floors, etc.:
BLEACH!!! (Bleach is my all time favorite cleanser/deodorizer/sanitizer since it’s so effective and cheap). Add a few tablespoons of bleach to water in a sprayer bottle. Spray on affected area. Let set for about 5 minutes. Take dry cloth and scrub as needed until liquid is absorbed into cloth.
Glass and/or chrome cleaner:
Make your own â€œWindexâ€ (window cleaner) by simply mixing some ammonia with water in a spray bottle. Spray onto affected area and wipe clean.
Or….1/4 cup white vinegar mixed with 1 quart water in a spray bottle.
Mix vinegar and baking soda to clean/scrub drains and disposals. It removes soap scum and
leaves drains smelling clean.
The above are all-natural cleaners that work well for me. I’m sure there are many more that I am not mentioning. If you have more suggestions, feel free to add them here! Thanks! Hope this helps.