Are you ready for sunny days and the fresh breeze of springtime? It’s time to open the windows, air out the house and get going on that spring cleaning!
Try these easy-to-mix home cleaning solutions, which can be alternatives to hazardous household products. Most of the products that you hide from your children and pets can be replaced with these mixtures. You probably already have the ingredients somewhere in your home.
Mix one-quarter cup vinegar with one gallon of hot water. Keep on hand in a spray bottle.
Scrub area with baking soda and wet sponge. Rinse with all purpose cleaner.
Mix together one-half cup of lemon juice with one cup of mineral oil. Rub on wood furniture with a soft cloth.
Brass or Copper Polish
Mix one teaspoon salt, one tablespoon flour and enough vinegar to make a thick paste. Rub paste on surface and let dry completely. Rinse in warm, soapy water and buff with clean, soft cloth.
Pet Stain Cleaner
Mix together one-quarter cup of white vinegar and one-quarter cup of liquid soap. Rub into stain and then blot. Rinse with warm water.
Mix equal parts salt and baking soda. Scrub with mixture and wet sponge. Rinse with all purpose cleaner.
Mix one-half cup of white vinegar with one-half gallon of warm water. No need to rinse.
No-Streak Class Cleaner
Mix together three tablespoons of vinegar and one quart of hot water. Keep on hand in a spray bottle to use on all windows, mirrors and glass.
Pour one-quarter cup of baking soda down the drain; follow with one-half cup of vinegar. After “fizzing” stops, flush with boiling water.
Put a sheet of aluminum foil in the bottom of the kitchen sink and fill with two or three inches of warm water. Add one tablespoon each of salt and baking soda. Place silver in water, touching foil. Soak for one hour. Rinse in soapy water. Buff with a soft dry cloth.
Place chili powder, talcum powder, or powdered chalk at points of entry.
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About Carol Juntunen:
I’m a Realtor® with Baird & Warner in the Chicago NW suburbs.
My intention is to provide insights and information to empower you to make informed real estate choices and decisions, and guide you through the home buying, renting or selling process.