How to Clean your Kitchen and Bathroom Organically with Vinegar and Baking Soda
The dirtiest places in a house are the usually the kitchen and the bathroom. If you need to clean these areas, you may consider using bleach or other harmful chemicals. But what if I told you that you could clean them with items you can most likely find in your cupboard?
This article will show you how to clean those though stains with environmentally-friendly products.
Getting Rid of Odors
Does your fridge smell from the all of the leftovers you've been saving? Or does your trashcan smell like a dump? Here are some natural odor-killing solutions:
Leave a small plate of baking soda in the fridge. After two weeks, replace the baking soda with some more. You can use the old baking soda for de-stinking your sink or other appliances.
Pour baking soda in the drain. Add boiling water to wash it down and keep your kitchen smelling fresh. Need a help down under? Visit www.plumberdrummoyne.com.au for assistance.
When cleaning your trashcan, pour some baking soda in the bottom of the can. Put a cup of water into the bottom and swish it around. When you are finished, pour the mixture out and dry the bottom of the can. Leave baking soda on the bottom of the can to get rid of smells while you collect trash.
Lunch Box Odors
Do you have a cooler or lunch box that smells stale? Dip a slice of bread in vinegar and leave it in there overnight. The smell should be gone by morning.
This trick works for cigarette or cigar smoke as well as any burnt smells from the kitchen. Leave a bowl of white vinegar in the room overnight. The vinegar should absorb the smell by the next morning.
Get Rid of Lime Deposits
Lime deposits can make your drains look dirty and old. Lime deposits can also cause clogging in faucets and showerheads. To get rid of them, follow these steps:
Leave the showerhead in a bowl of 1 cup vingar and 3 cups water for thirty minutes and rinse.
Faucets and Drains
Soak a rag in vinegar and wrap it around the faucets/drains. Leave on there for thirty minutes and rinse.
Cleaning Metal, Glass, and Toilets
Rub with a mixture of baking soda and water. Rinse immediately.
Soak the items in boiling water with cream of tartar, baking soda and some foil. Let sit for fifteen minutes and rinse with warm water.
Make a paste with baking soda and water. You may add lemon juice for major stains. Rub onto the brass and let sit for thirty minutes. Rinse with water.
You may have some glass vases that are hard to get your hand in. Crush up eggshells and mix with water and baking soda to make a watery solution. Leave in the glass overnight and rinse in the morning.
China or Porcelain
Stains in cups can be disgusting to look at. Mix baking powder and water to form a watery solution and leave it in the cup until the stain fades away. If it is a dark stain, use vinegar instead of water (but be careful).
Getting Rid of Rust
Cut a potato in half and dip the cut side into some baking soda. Rub it over the rusted item and rinse with cold water. To prevent rust in the future, rub the item with olive oil.
Toilet Bowl Stains
Spray some vinegar onto the stain and scrub with a toilet scrubber. Leave overnight if needed.
Get Rid of Mildew
Mildew can be found on shower curtains or other areas exposed to water. Make a paste with baking soda and water and rub it on the mildew area. Leave it overnight and rinse with water in the morning.
For More Green Cleaning Tips, See my Other Article:
- How to Remove Stains on Carpet, Wood and Clothing without Chemicals
This article will help you remove stains from wood, clothes, and carpet using items you can find in your cupboard.
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