Have you ever thought about making your own cleaning products at home? In this post, you get our best sustainable cleaning tips with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! We're getting started!
Tip 1: Use bicarbonate.
Bicarbonate is not only effective in baking but can also be used as an aid when it comes to cleaning our homes.
First, remove bedding, sheets and any mattress protectors. Pour some bicarbonate lightly over the mattress. Let sit for an hour and then vacuum. Voilá, you have a clean mattress!
Clean the microwave
Mix two spoons of bicarbonate with just over 2 dl of water in a bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat for 3-5 minutes. The bicarbonate will help to remove unpleasant odors and the vapors will soften dried spots along the walls. When the timer sounds, simply wipe the walls and the microphone is as good as new.
Clean the oven
Make sure the oven is off and cool. Sprinkle baking soda over the stains and spray with water or a solution of water and vinegar. Let sit for 25-30 minutes before wiping off.
Tip 2: Smart cleaning tips with vinegar
Vinegar is effective for cleaning stubborn grease and water stains.
Clean the coffee maker
For many of us, the coffee maker is one of our most loved and used tools in the kitchen. Therefore, it is important to clean it occasionally. By combining equal parts vinegar and water and running the mixture through a couple of times, you clean it of limescale and other impurities. In order to prevent any vinegar remaining in the machine and leaving an aftertaste, it is a good idea to finish by running plain water through the kettle 2-3 times before you make coffee again.
Clean the fridge
Another place that is important to also clean more regularly is the refrigerator. Mix vinegar and warm water and spray on walls and shelves. Wipe off with a dishcloth.
If you want an even better cleaning performance with a pleasant fragrance, you can also use our multi-purpose cleaning tablets to clean your refrigerator.
Another area of use for vinegar is as a mirror cleaner. Mix vinegar with a few drops of washing-up liquid and water and you have an effective spray to clean mirrors, windows or why not to get rid of stubborn soap residue and water stains from the shower cubicle?
Considering the strong smell of vinegar the homemade solution probably has, we recommend our fresh-smelling, non-toxic mirror cleaning tablets.
Tip 3: Clean with citric acid
Lemon is often used as a cleaning agent in the home in various ways. Citric acid or regular lemons are effective cleaning agents and can neutralize bad odors.
Adding a teaspoon of citric acid to the detergent compartment and running the machine empty is an effective way to clean it and also get rid of bad smells.
Citric acid is excellent for use in the bathroom as well. A teaspoon of vinegar combined with a teaspoon of citric acid and water makes an effective spray to clean the bathroom with. It's great to add essential oils if you want more fragrance. Use the spray to clean the tiles, toilet seat and shower in the bathroom. Leave on for 10-20 minutes and then wipe off.
Keeping the home clean is important and definitely worth trying to clean with natural, common ingredients you have at home. The tips above are all quick, smart and environmentally friendly!
In addition to the obvious simplicity, there are some things that are important to keep track of when it comes to mixing your own cleaning products. Read our post on the pros and cons of homemade cleaning products .
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