It is not that often that professional companies get a request like this, but it does happen and its best to be prepared. Today we would like to share some of the best tips & tricks for cleaning your home the non toxic way courtesy of a professional cleaning company from Dublin – “Need to Clean”.
When it comes to heavy duty work like deep house cleaning or end of tenancy clear outs most people would not even think that there is an option to do this the non toxic way. After all, that grease and dust layer that forms on the presses throughout the year is usually enough to convince people to drop all their environmentally and eco friendly options out the window. Well, it does not have to be that way. You would be quite surprised how easy it can be to make some really effective detergents with some very basic every day inventory items that can be found in your cupboards. Here we go…
Sanitizing Your Sink With Lemons
If your kitchen or bathroom sink is starting to build limescale, dirt or starting to smell unpleasant there is a very simple solution to this! All you need to do is get one or two lemons and cut them up in dice size pieces roughly. Then get a generous amount of salt and some ice cubes and put the three ingredients together in a container. Shake everything together well and use the solution to clean your limescale with a rough sponge. Once you are done, make sure you pour all the remaining solution down the sink that you are cleaning because this solution is excellent for freshening up your pipes and the smell that may be coming from them.
You may be surprised why this would work but it definitely does. It works because chemical cleaners are not that much more but acid which you are getting from lemon and some sort of odour which is usually the chemical part. We are avoiding that by using natural lemon acid.
Buffing Metal Surfaces With Olive Oil
If your metal surfaces could use an extra sparkle you would be surprised what you can do with a bit of regular olive oil and a wool cloth. Simply pour a bit of olive oil on your cloth and work into your metal surfaces evenly. You will end up with a pleasant and natural looking shine on your metal work all over your home in no time.
Removing Unpleasant Smell From Upholstery With Vodka
Thats right, take some regular vodka and a clean & empty spray cap bottle. Fill the bottle with vodka and spray your upholstery evenly. Do not overdo the spray, a reasonable amount is enough as long as you cover the surface of your upholstery evenly. This can be used on sofas, dining chairs or even mattresses! Once you sprayed the upholstery, simply leave it to dry in a well ventilated room for a few hours and when you have returned the unpleasant smell should have disappeared.
Deep Cleaning Microwave With Lemon Water
An excellent way to deep clean a microwave is to get 2 standard size lemons, cut them up and put it all in a bowl. Then, cover the lemons in water and put the solution inside your microwave turning it on for 15 minutes on max power. This will evaporate your water in the bowl mixed with lemon juice which will cause the acid to de-grease and clean the inside walls of your microwave. All you have to do when the microwave shuts off is to get a paper cloth and clean the residue off the walls in the microwave.