A clean home looks good, smells good and is a place to rest and rejuvenate. To achieve this level of cleanliness it is important to carefully choose your cleaning products.
Many on the market are full of chemicals, weird scents or abrasive components. And while it may be necessary to occasionally use powerful, toxic products on some parts of your home, it’s best to limit their use.
Using non-toxic, natural, inexpensive cleaning agents is one sure way to get a really clean house. Here are a few ideas:
White vinegar may be the best tip here. Using white vinegar to clean your home is easy, cheap and efficient. Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a bucket or spray bottle. Use this mixture to clean windows and mirrors. It is also excellent on laminate flooring. You can buy a gallon of white vinegar for around $5.
Baking soda can be used to polish surfaces, clean silver and take scuffmarks off floors. An open box freshens the refrigerator and baking soda can be sprinkled on spills on the carpet and then vacuumed up.
Essential oils are highly concentrated plant oils. Pure essential oils can help purify the air in your home. You can use a diffuser made especially for this purpose or you can get a small spray bottle full of water and add a few drops of oil and spray freely around the rooms. Lemon, peppermint and lavender are classic and affordable oils.
Another way to freshen the carpet is to saturate a small cotton ball with an essential oil and vacuum it up. As you sweep through the house the oil’s aroma will linger pleasantly throughout the room.
Your home is your haven. Keep it clean, fresh and healthy by using non-toxic cleaning products often.