When you walk into a supermarket or hardware store you will find specialized cleaning products for all imaginable task, stainless steel wipes, microwave cleaners, cooktop cleaners, washing machine cleaners, and etc.
All these products are made with harsh and toxic chemicals that may not be good for our health.
We bring you 7 Eco-friendly cleaning methods which you can incorporate into your routine.
1) SCOUR A PAN WITH BAKING SODA
If you’ve got a really greasy messy pan, sprinkle it with baking soda before washing soda. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then go it with a sponge.
Baby bottles can be cleaned with hot soapy water to which you’ve added some vinegar. The vinegar will help the bottle brush dislodge any leftover milk and it will also inhibit bacteria growth, so you can make sure that your bottle is completely clean.
3) AN OLDIE,BUT A GOODIE
The next time you deep clean your refrigerator, wipe it down with a mixture of 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in warm water.It will deodorize it and help remove stains
4) CLEANING URINE STAINS ON MATTRESSES
Mix together some vinegar and water and dab it on the stain to neutralize it. You can also sprinkle the surface with baking soda afterwards.
5) IN A MESS, NO NEED TO STRESS WILL CLEAN THAT DIRTY DRESS!
Add one-half cup of baking soda to your wash cycle along with the liquid detergent. It will boost the power of the detergent and leave your clothes looking brighter. To prevent fading on clothes, add one-quarter cup of salt to the wash cycle.
6) WALK ON THE FLOOR LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Add one cup of vinegar to a bucket of warm water, and then mop. It will polish the floor and break up any accumulated residues. Rinse with plain water.
7) LUNCHBOX ODORS
Lunchboxes can retain food odours, especially when your child forgets to handover. Wash with hot soapy water, then sprinkle with baking soda and allow to sit overnight. Rinse it the next morning. Store the lunchboxes open to avoid trapping odours inside.
Note: Please use caution and common sense, as they may not be appropriate for, or may react differently to certain surfaces or fabrics. Check the manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations, or try the tip on an inconspicuous area before using it.