You’re hoping to do a deep clean of your home this weekend, but don’t even know where to start. You use the general cleaning products for the floors and stuff, but now you want to use more natural products. It’s also great to set a reward for yourself for when you do finish cleaning every last nook and cranny in the house because then you’ll have something to look forward to. Reward yourself with a massage in Seattle after you’re done making the house spick and span. Here are our top choices for how to get started:
- Apple cider vinegar – this is a product that can be used for a wide variety of things, including cleaning! It’s all natural, won’t leave a residual smell if you wipe up properly, and won’t harm your pets and children if they happen to get into it as you’re cleaning. You can dilute the vinegar 1:1 with water in a bucket, and start wiping away. Apple cider vinegar with “the mother” is ideal since it has more of the natural ingredients to add a bit of shine to your floors and surfaces as well. You can pick some up at any grocery store or online outlet, such as Amazon.com.
- Baking soda – another all natural ingredient that’s often overlooked when cleaning. Not only is baking soda incredibly cost effective, but it’s also just abrasive enough to scrub away the soap scum in the shower, and that sticky pile of spilled soda on the floor. Also makes for a great toilet cleaner that won’t damage the pipes or the environment when you finish.
- Coconut oil – if you want to add a bit of shine to a surface or help reduce soap scum in the bathroom, use a dab of coconut oil on the surface. This will bind to the glass and reduce the need for another deep clean. Coconut oil also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so it’ll be an all natural way to keep your house a little bit cleaner.
- Lemon extract – one of my favorite things about cleaning is how the house smells afterwards, so fresh and so clean! You can avoid chemical smells and get some lemon extract instead. Make sure to mix it with water or whatever you’re using to mix, as it can damage floors and furniture if used by itself.