A cleaning guide room by room
Cleaning can be very expensive if you buy all kinds of cleaners supposedly specific to certain tasks or parts.
Still, we probably all already have everything we need to get rid of dirt and stains.
Do not waste your time and money on unnecessary cleaning products. Try these easy and natural recipes that will leave your home flawless.
In the bathroom
Coca for the bowl
If you have leftover Coca-Cola, pour it into your toilet and let it sit for a few hours (or if possible all night).
The soft drink will also help you clean hard-to-reach areas where the toilet brush will not fit.
Baking to deodorize
Simple baking soda is an effective agent for deodorizing your toilet. Spread several tablespoons of baking soda around the bowl and wait 10 minutes before brushing. For best results, add a few drops of essential oil.
Lemon juice to polish the tiles
To make your shower tiles shiny and crisp, apply a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda.
Just make a paste from these two ingredients and rub the surfaces of the shower and bath.
A lemon against tartar
To end this annoying scale on your faucets, rub a lemon firmly on your cock. Wait an hour, and then rinse with boiling water. It works perfectly!
Peroxide for toothbrushes
Toothbrushes and toothbrush holders are some of the dirtiest places in your home. Hydrogen peroxide kills all harmful germs while being harmless to your family. Simply soak the bristles in the liquid for one hour and pour hydrogen peroxide inside the container in which you store your brushes.
In the kitchen
Baking soda for cookie sheets
Use baking soda to easily clean the plates for the oven. Spread a generous amount of baking soda over the entire surface and then add a small amount of boiling water on top. After adding water, intensive bubbling must occur. Leave on for an hour, then rinse.
Vinegar for the kettle
To rescale your boiling water, simply mix one part vinegar and one-half water. Then pour everything inside the machine and boil.
Remove the water, rinse and boil again with water just before using.
For maximum efficiency, store the vinegar mixture in the kettle for one hour before boiling.
Natural dishwashing detergent
Save money and take care of your health by avoiding chemicals. Make your own dishwasher soap Lemons, vinegar, and salt can make an excellent natural dish detergent.
You must simmer 4 lemons quartered in 2 cups (500 ml) of water and mix. Then add salt and vinegar and bring to a boil again.
Use 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of lemon gel instead of a shop-bought dishwashing capsule.
Coffee for the fridge
If you drink coffee, do not waste the marc. Keep them in the refrigerator to avoid bad smells. You can put them in a container covered with a piece of cloth.
Peroxide as an all-purpose cleaner
Hydrogen peroxide is another economical and nontoxic cleaner that is very effective in the kitchen. It can be sprayed all over the place to make sure all the germs are gone.
Vodka to clean the glasses
Vodka, like vinegar, works very well to make the glasses shine. Simply soak a paper towel in one of these two liquids and rub it until your cups and glasses shine brightly.
In the laundry room
Baby powder against stains
Oily and oily stains can be removed with baby powder. Spread it generously over the greasy stains and let stand overnight. Then wash as usual.
Vinegar and bicarbonate as an alternative to bleach
Bleach can use your clothes early. Try replacing it with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. This natural recipe will make your whites really white.
Cornstarch for stuffed animals
Clean the stuffed toys with a mixture of 2 parts baking soda and 1 part cornstarch. Place the doggie and cleaning mixture in a Ziploc bag or pillowcase and shake intensely. Make sure the toy is completely powder coated. Then brush or vacuum it clean.
If you lack fabric softener, make your own! Mix 6 cups (1.5 liters) of water, 3 cups (750 ml) of vinegar and 2 cups (500 ml) of conditioner. Add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of this homemade product to your load.
In the living room
Soap flakes for the couch
To clean your sofa, mix 6 tablespoons (90 g) of soap flakes with 1 liter of boiling water.
The mixture will quickly make foam that you can apply to the fabric. Wash and remove with a damp cloth. It is an easy recipe for upholstery cleaner that is also suitable for carpets.
Reusable cleaning wipes are a great way to save money. In a container, pour 1 cup (250 ml) of boiling water, ¼ cup (65 ml) of rubbing alcohol and 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of dish soap.
Dip 4-5 small pieces of fabric in this mixture.
You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to scent
Olive oil for the wood
Olive oil is an excellent wood polish. Pour a few drops on a cloth and polish your wooden furniture. The surface will shine.
Borax for the carpet
Thoroughly clean your carpets using simple and economical ingredients.
Then make dough with 1/4 cup (65 g) of salt, 1/4 cup (65 g) of borax and 1/4 cup (65 ml) of vinegar.
Rub the dirty parts and stains and let it dry. Vacuum again. Then clean with steam or with water.
A paste for brass
Brass can become very dark over time. To cool, mix the 1/2 lemon juice with a tablespoon (15 g) of baking soda or salt. Gently rub the paste that will form on the brass with a piece of cloth. Rinse and dry.
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