Natural Ways to Clean the House

Y’all. We are down.

I mean, we are knocked down GOOD. Last week was the week of the stomach virus. This week we are fighting some kind of fever with no other symptoms…yet. I mean, thank goodness it’s not the flu, but it has not been pretty around here, I’ll tell you that much. 

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Of course, as much as I can, I’ve been airing out the house and CLEANING. Cleaning like my life depends on it. And trying to stay as natural yet effective with my cleaning products as humanly possible. 

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Nowadays, people are more interested in using natural products than ever. Every aspect from our life is influenced by this trend, even house cleaning. However, the intention of using natural products for your house or apartment cleaning is not bad at all, because this method improves indoor air quality and is much safer, especially for children.

People who have decided to turn to natural products are amazed by the outstanding results: their house is cleaner in a safer and healthier way and the cleaning process is so easy that even children can help. Not to mention the fact that all the ingredients you need for that are a lot cheaper and always at hand. For example, you can make some amazingly efficient cleaners with substances like white vinegar, liquid castile soap or Sal Suds, natural salt, baking soda, borax, washing soda, hydrogen peroxide, lemon, microfiber cloth and essential oils. For the homemade DIY cleaners you might also need a spray bottle or two, preferably made from glass.

If you are curious to find out other possible uses for alimentary ingredients, here you can find some practical ideas

Clean your oven, tub and shower with baking soda

All you need to do in this case is to make a paste from water and baking soda on the bottom of the oven, leave it for a few hours and wipe off for a shiny, chemical free oven. Baking soda can also be used to make a special soap for cleaning the tub and shower. Just combine 2 parts baking soda, 1 part salt, and 1 part borax.

Microfiber is the best choice for a cloth and mop

If you choose microfiber over other types of mops you will see how practical and resistant they are. Clean everything with no chemicals and save money!

Clean the Dishwasher with a jar or 2 cups of vinegar

After you put the vinegar on the dishwasher’s top rack, run it through a hot cycle with no other dishes in the dishwasher to clean and remove the musty odour.

Clean the Garbage Disposal and remove its’ odour with lemon

There are several simple tricks you can use to clean the garbage disposal and remove the odour. One of the most popular is to cut a lemon in half, shove in garbage disposal and grind (with water running) for 10 seconds.

Make a natural Air Freshener with fresh ingredients

In a medium saucepan, simmer a quart of water with natural ingredients to freshen and clean the air. You can use combinations from the following: lemon, rosemary, vanilla, lime, ginger root, orange, cinnamonnutmeg and cloves.

Clean Shower Heads in a natural way

Shower heads can be cleaned by filling a plastic bag with white vinegar and then tie the bag around the shower head so that the shower head is immersed in the vinegar. Leave it on for up to 12 hours and then remove carefully.

These methods are not the only ones you can use. There is a natural cleaning method for every object around you: the car upholstery, toilet, stove, bed and others. We presented some ideas with the purpose of engaging you in the search for more. Online you can find more examples and helpful tutorials.

And if you want specific info on the exact products I use, CLICK HERE, or check out the tab at the top of the blog labeled Chemical-Free Cleaning!

What’s YOUR best natural cleaning tip?

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

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