The longer days of spring are upon us and it’s the time of year when we should be out with the old and in with the new when organising your house clearance!
According to moneywise.co.uk the nation spends on average £163 on cleaning products per year, adding up to a hefty £1630 in 10 years! Now is the time to start cutting these costs whilst creating a healthier environment to live in. We have some top tips for you when it comes to cleaning your home the green way.
Take your cleaning habits back to basics with these handy DIY concoctions:
- A simple combination of baking soda and vinegar that will be sure to wipe away nastiness. Vinegar is 99% as effective as disinfectant!
- The target areas you need to reach when spring cleaning is your floors, skirting boards, carpets and windows. Start by pulling out your furniture to reveal the dust mites, and get scrubbing.
- When using vinegar mixed with warm water, it can have amazing cleaning properties on both carpets and hard surfaces, which is a much more cost efficient option than buying a steam cleaner.
- Clean your copper, brass or aluminium with half a lemon and a generous amount of sea salt and use it as a makeshift scouring pad to spruce up your once-shiny surfaces.
- Lemon can also be used as a natural and pleasant deodorant for the fridge by soaking the juice in cotton and leaving it in the fridge for a few hours. Then, voila! The smell is gone. For a more detailed list of the wondrous use of lemons, see the Reader’s Digest guide here.
- If you do buy cleaning products, be sure to use up all of the contents to avoid disposal of hazardous waste accumulating in your waste bin. Also read the labels and try to avoid products with ‘Danger’, ‘Warning’ or ‘Poison’ as they are more toxic.
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