Here’s the thing you actually DON’T need those harsh, toxic chemicals to clean your home. In fact, when it comes to cleaning simpler is better. You probably already have most of the ingredients you already need to clean your home naturally, such as vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and liquid castile soap.
Even if cleaning isn’t your favourite pastime, the results always justify the effort made. That feeling that you’ve done your duty, when everything around you is shiny clean, can’t be beaten.
How to restore a table:
Mix ½ cup of vinegar with ½ cup of olive oil, dip a cloth in the mix and wipe the wood down. Scratches disappear completely and the surface will look as new.
Cleaning the taps or shower head:
- Get rid of the build-up of limescale from taps or shower heads using vinegar. Usually, 20 minutes is enough.
- If the limescale persists, wrap the showerhead in a plastic bag and leave for another hour. Then wash it thoroughly.
- Cover the ironing board with paper and sprinkle on a little salt.
- Turn on the iron and switch it to maximum heat. (Make sure the steam function is off, and that there is no water in the iron).
- Rub the heated iron over the salt. All the dirt of the surface will come of quickly and easily.
Cleaning the stove grate:
You can clean fat from the stove grate using ammonia. Put the grate in a plastic bag and add two to three tablespoons of ammonia cleaner. Leave for 12 hours, and then rinse.
Mix 1 cup of washing powder, 1 cup of crumbled dishwasher powder, 1 cup of whitener, ½ cup of borax and add very hot water.
You can remove stains from this kind of sofa with a clean white brush and a small amount of spirit. Add a little baking powder to get rid of the unpleasant odour.