Every family spends a good amount of money on cleaning products each year. However, it’s household cleaners you can save on. It turns out that a box of baking soda, a few cups of vinegar and a bottle of inexpensive cola can get your home sparkling in short order. Here a few small or no budget cleaning ideas that will save you a fortune.
Use socks and old T-shirts in lieu of rags
Save on expensive microfiber cloths and rags (high-quality cloths are quite costly) by using worn T-shirts and old socks instead.
Don’t want to spend money on cleaning brushes either? An old toothbrush will come to your rescue. It’s perfect for those corners, joints and areas that you can hardly reach with a regular cleaning brush.
Use vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda for most of the cleaning jobs
In case you didn’t know, some household products you already have at hand can work wonders in terms of cleaning. Lemon juice and vinegar are acidic. Baking soda has mild abrasive properties. With these simple but powerful ingredients, you can clean the whole house are saying from DeluxeCleaning SW3. Check this out.
How to get rid of dust
Fill a spray bottle halfway with white vinegar and top up with water. Add essential oil if you desire. Give it a shake. Spray onto dusty surfaces and wipe down with a rag (sock, old T-shirt).
How to clean a shower head
Fill a plastic bag with vinegar and tie it around the shower head. Let it work overnight. Then, go back to it, remove the bag and rinse. The vinegar will have loosened all the limescale and grime. The shower head will be left shiny.
How to clean your sink
Wet the sink. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over it. Let it settle for a couple of hours. After that, pour vinegar over it. It will fizz. Scrub and scour. Repeat the procedure if necessary.
How to clean your floors
Fill a bucket with water and add ¼ cup of dishwashing liquid. Stir well. Soak your mop and work around the room with it. Make sure you don’t soak the floor. Also, avoid getting too much dishwashing liquid on the floor. You only need a few bubbles to do the trick.
Cooked dirt on frying pans
Here is how you can clean a burned pan without using expensive degreasers. Sprinkle some baking soda into the burned pan. Add a layer of water and a squirt of dishwashing liquid. Heat the pan and let it simmer for a while. Now, remove pan from heat. Get rid of the concoction (pour it down the sink). Then, add more baking soda. Using a sponge or a toothbrush, scrub the pan. Mind the heat. The grease will come out in short order.
If you don’t mind the smell of vinegar, you can try the same method using vinegar over baking soda. You want to bring the pan to the boil and then scrub away the gunk.
Clean your toilet using soda or cola
If you have some leftover soda or cola, here is how to put them to good use. Use one of these things to clean your toilet. Just pour the fizzy drink into the toilet and around the rim, and let sit overnight if possible. Coke contains phosphoric and carbonic acids, which will help lift up dirt from your toilet. The longer you wait, the better. When you get up in the morning, the acids will have done their thing. Scrub with the toilet brush. Flush and watch the loosened dirt get rinsed away. If necessary, repeat the procedure. If you don’t have spare cola, you can opt for Tank.
Hopefully, you’ll find our tips helpful. All in all, you don’t have to splurge on expensive household cleaners because you already have some powerful ingredients at the ready. Take advantage of them.