Over the next several posts, I’ll be sharing some tips for cleaning your house naturally. With little ones trying to get into everything, including possibly harmful cleaning supplies kept around most homes, it’s a great idea to try and cut down on all those commercial chemical-filled cleaners. These tricks for cleaning your home are not only natural, safe, and environmentally friendly, they’re dirt cheap. (Alright, let’s skip the part about dirt. We’re trying to keep clean here.)
Chrome fixtures: To brighten and remove all that spotty stuff on your bathroom chrome, spray on straight white vinegar and wipe off with a clean dry cloth or sponge. I like to let the vinegar sit for a couple minutes first. You can also use lemon juice instead of vinegar, leaving a nice clean smell. There’s just something about a lemony smell that lets everyone know you’ve been working really hard and deserve to prop your feet up.
Removing hairspray buildup: Use a paste of baking soda and water to get rid of hairspray buildup. You can also use equal parts rubbing alcohol and water, but of course rubbing alcohol is something you want well out of the reach of children.
Mineral deposits on the shower head: Put straight white vinegar in a plastic sandwich or freezer bag and tie it on the shower head overnight. In the morning, give the fixture a good scrub with a cleaning brush.
Toilet Bowl: Yes, vinegar can even be used to clean that toilet bowl. Flush the toilet to get the water level down, quickly pour the vinegar around the bowl, and scrub just as you would with any other toilet cleaner.
Bathroom deodorizing spray: Using a small spray bottle filled with water, add several drops of your favorite essential oil, cap the bottle, and shake. I love using lavender or rosemary oil, but the possibilities are endless.
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