A Recipe for Spring Cleaning
While most households use the ‘Spring Cleaning’ option to further purge clutter from closets, cabinets, and cellars, some are challenging themselved to new (and very small) additions. If you have never cleaned your home with simple, non-toxic cleaners made from items that may already be in your pantry, you’re in for a treat.
Take inventory on simple items this spring, and ensure you have basics like baking soda, vinegar, essential oils, hydrogen peroxide, borax, and castile soap on hand. Then check outthis list of 20 DIY recipes to stock up your cleaning closet. If you need spray bottles, take a quick trip to your local hardware store or shop online for the basics.
There are recipes abound on the internet to give you quick how-tos on everything from kitchen and bathroom cleaners to more specific concoctions to clean silver, grout, and mold and mildew. For good examples to get started, click here.
If you still feel like you need your home to have that just-cleaned fresh scent, opt for essential oils and add a few drops to any of the recipes online. Certain oils – like eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, tea tree, and thyme – are also considered antiseptic and antibacterial.
HouseLogic.com offers tons of tips and information for homeowners to help solve life’s green living mysteries. Take a look at several green cleaning options, including this article, to help your bathroom shine using natural cleaning habits. The best part is that these non-toxic cleaners are safer for families and pets. They’re also inexpensive and biodegradable, so they won’t harm the local environment.