7 Exceptionally Effective Green Cleaning TipsMay 28th, 2013 | By ezvacuum | Category: Tips & Tricks
Sometimes, it feels like a daunting task to keep your living space sanitary and presentable. You always are of the opinion that there is less time available in the day and more cleaning tasks to accomplish. Therefore, in order to avoid the hassle and frustration, day to day cleaning is mandatory excluding bigger projects like washing windows and curtains that must be carried out once in a year.
Fantastic Four Household Cleaners:
However, you need not to worry because the fantastic four house cleaners that are baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice and salt can really make the cleaning a child’s play for you and following tips explain how.
- Cleaning Glass and Mirrors:
There is no need of ammonia cleaners because you can conveniently clean the mirrors and glass in your home just by mixing 4 tablespoons of lemon juice with half gallon of water. Moreover, alcohol and witch-haze can be effective cleaners as well if rubbed against the glass surface. Another, very common tip to clean glass windows is to a clean with lint free rag.
Vinyl items are perhaps the most difficult to be cleaned among all household things. However, an easy method to clear stains on vinyl items such as tile floors and recliners is to dip a cloth into straight lemon juice and rubbing it on to effected area. The stains will disappear as they never existed before.
- Paint Odors:
Paint odors stay in the home for long periods of time and are very difficult to get rid of especially if the home is not well ventilated. However, whenever you indulge in any indoor painting project, scatter small dishes containing vinegar all around the home to control the smell. Keep plates in the home for few days after the painting is over to keep smell at bay and never forget to change the vinegar every day.
If your fireplace has accumulated a lot of soot with smudging smoke around its exteriors, you can revitalize the looks just by applying a paste of water and tartar. It is very simple to do as you just have to rub the paste on the stains, let it dry followed by scrubbing it off. If the interior of fireplace and chimneys is the worry for you, you can get rid of soot build up just by tossing handful of salt as burning salt will loosen the soot.
- Greening the Air Ducts:
Your home infrastructure such as heating and cooling ducts also needs regular checkups and cleaning. If you have never paid any attention on this aspect of cleaning, this the time to do so as the dirty air coming through these ducts will adversely affect your health in addition with building dust and dirt inside your home. The Air filters must be changed every change of season. Hire the duct cleaning experts who have HEPA filteration high pressure vacuums. High pressure air effectively removes the dust, pet dander and many other allergens from the ducts.
- Bare Floors:
The simple water and vinegar solution is more than enough to clean almost all types of floors. Mix a cup of vinegar with a gallon of warm water and mop it on any surface whether it is vinyl, ceramic tile, linoleum etc. Moreover, you need not to rinse afterwards and if your vinyl or linoleum floors look bit dull after cleaning, shine them up by mopping them with straight club soda. Before using water/vinegar mix on Hardfloors, make sure the hard floor is sealed properly.
- Furniture Polishing:
Furniture polish is usually made up of petroleum solvents and distillates and both of them smell badly and are hazardous as well as extremely poisonous. In order to overcome the problem, you need to mix 1 part of lemon juice with 2 parts of olive oil and apply them on the furniture. Resultantly, you will get a nice smell coming out of furniture and it will shine brilliantly as well.
So open your pantry, grab those 4 items and clean your home without any hassle and stress.
Anthony Powell works for an online company offering large canvas prints for home décor and improvement.