Spring Cleaning MUSTS!
Spring has arrived – which means it’s not to late to get your home in tip-top shape. A good, deep spring clean is a tradition that not only makes you feel good about your home but it also promotes wellness by keeping your environment clean and organised; it also helps carry the fresh-start feeling brought on by a new year well into the up coming summer months.
Tricks to a spring clean you have laying around the house:
- Lemon juice and salt can also be used to clean stubborn stuck-on food off dishes.
- If you need to get rid of a foul smell on your hands, rub lemon peels on them.
- Lemon and salt can also remove mineral deposits and mildew from shower curtains. First, soak the curtain in salt water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the water and rub the stains with a cut piece of lemon. Rinse it with water and hang it up to dry.
- Clean the ticket sink by making a paste of lemon juice and salt. Apply it all over the sink and scrub it with a brush, then rinse the sink with water.
- Add few drops of lemon oil to the dust cup of your vacuum cleaner to freshen it up.
Lemon in your home is one of the best cleaning products to use as the citric acid is really good at remove stains lemon is also adds a fresh smell to whatever it touches and also has a antibacterial in nature, which means you can keep your home germ-free.
- Use half a lemon to clean tap handles by rubbing half a lemon on the stains it should lift the water stains leaving the taps clean again.
- Use the other half of the lemon by squeezing the juices into 1/2 a cup of water and putting in the microwave for three minutes. Then leave the steam trapped in to loosen the grime then you should be able to clean the microwave easily.
- Grab a spray bottle and squeeze lemon juice into it. Spay the lemon juice onto any rust stains in your house and leave to sit for 10 minutes it should then come away with no hassle.
- Pour, rub or spray lemon juice on any dirty grout in tiles leave for 10 minutes and then scrub with a old tooth brush then wipe away with a wet cloth.
- Mix 1 part lemon juice to 2 part water and combine in a spray bottle then spray the solution onto the furniture you want to polish, wipe with a cloth and leave to air dry.
- Use 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of both vinegar and baking soda. This creates an all purpose cleaner which you can use as an every day cleaning product.
- To clean windows mix equal parts of white vinegar and water. Apply to windows with a sponge. Wipe clean using a squeegee.
- Forget store-bought grass and weed killers. Pour full-strength white distilled vinegar on unwanted vegetation.
- For rinse-free cleaning, mop using a solution of ½ cup of white distilled vinegar to a half-gallon of warm water.
- To clean glasses for sparkling results, add 1 ½ to 2 cups white distilled vinegar to the bottom of the dishwasher. Wash on regular cycle using the usual amount of detergent.
- Give dirty dished the one-two punch by dialing up your dish soap with a sprinkle of baking soda. Hot water soak, mildly abrasive baking soda, a scrub sponge and some elbow grease is all you need to dissolve stuck-on grease!
- Wiping kids toys with a sponge dipped in a baking soda and water solution.
- Clear a stubborn drain by pouring a 1/2 cup of baking soda down it, followed by a 1/2 cup of vinegar then wait 5 minutes and flush with HOT water.
- Place some baking soda in the bottom of your bin to fight the trash stink.
- Before you pull out your lawn chairs for the season, give them a wipe-down with baking soda and water.
TEA TREE OIL
- Add a few drops of tea tree oil into the cycle when you are doing your clothes washing, and you’ll be amazed at the results. It’s especially good to deodorise your hubby and kids’ stinking clothes and socks, and also freshens up towels and sheets.
- For anything that need disinfecting and cleaning anywhere in the house, a few spray of tea tree oil gets the job done.
- Place a few drops in an oil diffuser to naturally deodorise and disinfectant air.
- Using 10-15 drops of tea tree oil, water, vinegar, baking soda. This will fight away sink scumn and build up. BONUS: Tea tree oil is a natural mould fighter!
- Add a few drops in with water to create a multi purpose disinfectant.
These very popular house hold items are a step in the right direction to making your house fresh and clean for this up coming spring.