Well it is that time of year again. The snow is melting, the birds are singing, the sun is shining and unfortunately your house is a mess. Winter grit has been tracked in, parkas and snow equipment are everywhere, and you feel the urge to refresh your surroundings. The annual spring cleaning ritual begins once again. But before you head to your cleaning closet to grab those commercial cleaners, read on to see how you can make your own cleaning products...an extremely cheap, healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to ‘Mr. Clean.’
Did you know that many of the standard household items that we all keep on hand can serve many uses besides the obvious such as cooking?
Baking soda can be used as a deodorizer, general cleaner, and a scouring agent. Applications include: unclogging drains, cleaning counters and sinks, cleaning ovens, and obsorbing odours. Check out this link for more uses: Baking Soda
Vinegar can be used to cut grease, remove mildew and clean windows. It can also clean toilets and be used instead of dishwasher detergent. Click here for more: Vinegar
Lemons also do the trick. This bright fluorescent fruit can cut grease, polish furniture, and even scrub pans. Check out more facts about this versatile fruit: Lemons
There are plenty more items that you have in your cupboard that can be used. Click Green Cleaners for a list.
Besides being green and multi-purpose, these items are also very inexpensive per volume in comparison to their chemical commercial counterparts. They also have more than one use which allows your money to go farther.
So please, hold off the urge to stick to old habits and start spring off this year with a ‘clean green’ approach.