Spring is a time for new beginnings. It’s a time to clean out the old and make way for the new. Unfortunately, many of us don’t think about cleaning up our homes until it’s already warm outside. This can be a huge mistake, as allergens and toxins tend to accumulate indoors during the winter months. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips and tricks for Spring Cleaning your home in a way that is safe and healthy!
1. Keep Lemons and Citrus Fruit Handy
Citrus fruits, such as lemons, oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit, can be used for a variety of difficult cleaning tasks. To thoroughly clean your cutting board with salt, add lemon or even utilize it to polish your faucets.
Looking for a powerful disinfectant spray that you can make at home? Try a DIY recipe with lemon peels and vodka.
2. Freshen the Air Naturally
Instead of buying an aerosol air fresher from the store (which is packed with chemicals in the fragrance), you may make your own DIY Air Freshener Spray with only three components. It’s really simple and you’ll wonder why you spent money on those expensive air fresheners at the shop for all these years.
3. Clean Bad Smelling Towels with Vinegar
Add a dash of vinegar to the wash to restore the scent of your towels.
4. Use Baking Soda to Remove Smells from Your Carpet
Sprinkle a little baking soda over your carpet the next time you vacuum it. Then, vacuuming up the baking soda will leave behind an odor-free carpet.
5. Use Essential Oils to Fight Harsh Smells
Essential oils are highly successful in eliminating odors. I love putting a couple of drops of essential oils (like lemongrass, citronella, or a combination) in the trashcan’s bottom. It really deodorizes foul smells.
You may also use essential oils in a diffuser to replace candles and plug-in air fresheners.
6. Freshen Up Your Garbage Disposal with a Few Lemon Slices
The next time you need to clean the garbage disposal, add a few lemon slices before turning it on. The peels from the lemon help to clear the drain while also eliminating odors.
7. Vinegar Can Clean Almost Anything
You can’t go wrong with vinegar if you’re searching for a miracle cure for practically any surface in your home. It may be used on a wide range of surfaces to clean and sanitize, including food surfaces, kitchens, floors, windows, tubs, tiled walls, and so on.
The only downside to using vinegar is the smell, but you can add lemon juice or essential oils to combat that. Additionally, vinegar is amazing in laundry and doesn’t leave any scent on fabrics after they’re washed. Do not use vinegar on granite, marble, stone floors or surfaces, hardwood floors, or iron. The acid in the vinegar can cause natural stone, wood, and iron to deteriorate.
8. Use Salt to Clean Pans
If you’re looking for a natural way to clean your cast iron pan, look no further than salt. Just sprinkle some in the pan and use a paper towel to wipe it away. The salt will help gently remove any food that’s stuck on the surface of the pan.
9. Make Your Own Cleaners
If you want my best hack for cleaning, this one would be it. Instead of spending money on store-bought cleaners, make your own at home. They usually only require a few simple ingredients that you may already have in your pantry or medicine cabinet.
10. Microfiber Cloths Can Dust for You
Want an easier way to dust? Get rid of those expensive and harmful cleaners, and switch to using microfiber cloths! They work just as well for dusting surfaces, if not better. If you need to clean something more thoroughly, dampen the cloth with a natural household cleaner solution.
Top Tips for Natural Cleaning Hacks
Essential oils are excellent for eliminating scents in even the most difficult-to-clean areas. Simply add a few drops to trash cans and breathe in your favorite fragrances.
Do not use vinegar on granite, marble, stone floors, or hardwood floors. The acid in the vinegar can harm natural stones like wood and iron.
Lemon peels are a great way to clean your garbage disposal and stained tea or coffee pots. Just add the peel with some ice and salt, swirl it around the pot, and you’re done!
To assist with the fragrance, add lemon juice or essential oils to your vinegar cleaning.