Vinegar and baking soda are the first assistants of the good housewife. They are affordable and incredibly effective multi-functional cleaners that can be used for keeping all the surfaces at home shiny.
Daily use of chemical products in housework seriously damages our health. Most times when we buy strong preparations from the store nearby we do not think what we can inflict, when we touch and breathe these chemicals. Especially susceptible are the children. Weak immune systems of children often react with allergies to chemicals, and sometimes the consequences last a lifetime. It is therefore important to know that there is a way to give a shiny look to your home with natural products.
Instead of washing powder, for example, you can use natural soap. For this purpose finely grate and mix with water. Use the solution instead of washing powder.
Lemon juice can also be your assistant. This is a fruit acid, which perfectly dissolves fats and eliminates unpleasant odors. You only need to apply lemon juice on contaminated surfaces and wait half an hour before wiping with a cloth sprinkle with salt. But this is not its only use as a cleaning agent. If you mix it with olive oil in the ratio 1: 2 gave a quality polish for wooden furniture. Lemon juice, mixed with salt, fine removed and rust stains.
Moreover, you can use half a bowl of lemon juice for oven cleaning. Squeeze the juice of 2 or 3 lemons and use it for removing the grease remains from the oven. Place the bowl in the oven. Heat the oven to 250 degrees C for 30 minutes. Then wait the oven to cools down and wipe its walls with damp cloth.
Baking soda is one of the most effective cleaners and can be used for many activities. It removes fat, smells, deposits and even unblocks channels. For oven cleaning you can prepare a paste of baking soda. You have to mix half a packet of baking soda with a little water and stirring until you make a thick, creamy consistency. Apply the mixture on the oven and leave it to stay for one night. Wipe with damp cloth in the morning.
Baking soda has the ability to absorb odors. You can freshen up old carpets and upholstery, as sprinkle them with baking soda and leave it to stand for several hours.
You can use white vinegar to deal with limestone dirt on glass, metal and other smooth surfaces, giving them a shiny look. You can prepare universal cleaner by mixing 1 tablespoon vinegar with 1.5 l of water in a plastic spray bottle. Clean the lenses, mirrors and the bathroom.
Vinegar is a multifunctional tool. It unstuck and removes remnants of labels. To remove the remnants of labels on new items smear vinegar, leave for a few minutes to take effect and remove with mild scrub.
Spray undiluted vinegar around the sink, toilet bowl, where generally retain more bacilli, and wipe dry with a damp cloth. The advantage is that it works, is cheaper and has no toxic fumes. Yes, it smells quite unpleasant and not anyone can stand its strong odor, but it kills all the bacteria. Moreover, an interesting fact is that if you have experienced problem with ants at your home, you can cope with them if you clean the tiles and other surfaces with vinegar solution.
Nowadays self-cleaning ovens is one of the most discussed topics among housewives. However, it turns out they have negative effects and do more harm than good. Some researches show that self-cleaning function damages the oven’s internal components. Due to extremely high temperatures electric components are burning out.
In stead of using self-cleaning program of your oven, try easy oven cleaning method: use a mixture of baking soda and water to eliminate the unpleasant odor from the oven. Leave that mixture act for the night. The next day pour vinegar directly from the bottle to dilute the mixture. Open the kitchen windows to air the room. Leave the mixture to act for 20 more minutes and then wipe with damp cloth.
Another method for oven cleaning is the following: take the side bars and grills out of the oven. Pour a solution of water and half a cup of white vinegar in a bowl and place the bowl in the oven. Heat at 350 degrees and let the mixture bubble. Turn off the oven and carefully spray it with vinegar solution. Close it again and after 30 minutes wipe with damp cloth.
All in all, every time you have to clean the carpet, the oven or the fridge at home, you’d better search for safe method to clean to those surfaces. There is always a better way to bring back their perfect look than using chemical detergents.