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Things to Clean in Your Home with Baking Soda, Vinegar and Lemon

Most of us already have various house cleaning products like vinegar, lemon and baking soda which can clean our entire home without using a formula cleaning solution. These three ingredients are used for DIY house cleaning since long. But today most of us have overlooked their effectiveness due to introduction of a number of chemical based cleaning products available in the market. Some of the things that each of these natural cleaning ingredients can clean are briefly discussed here under for your consideration.

Home Cleaning With Baking Soda, Veingar and Lemon

House cleaning with Vinegar


Vinegar can kill a number of bacteria which you may not like to spare while cleaning your house, even if it is not a registered disinfectant. You can use white vinegar to clean a number of household things like:

In the bathroom

You can use vinegar to remove mineral deposited on the showerhead just by tying vinegar in a plastic bag around it at night. In the morning you can rinse the showerhead with water after leaving the vinegar bag on it throughout the night.

It can also be used to prevent mildew in the shower by spraying it on the shower curtains and walls. It will effectively prevent the dew for a long period of time.

In the kitchen

You can clean your coffee machine by running a mixture of vinegar and water in equal quantity for half cycle only. Then let it sit for an hour before completing the cycle. It can also unclog the drain by pouring the mixture of cup of baking soda and cup of vinegar in it.

Vinegar can also clean your microwave by putting a bowl containing the solution of water and vinegar, one cup each. Run the microwave on high for 10 minutes. It will make it easy to wipe away the stains of dried food.

You can give sparkling shine to your glasses by putting a cup of vinegar in the dishwasher bottom tray before running its cycle. However your glassware should not be cloudy before running the dishwasher.

In the entire home

The mixture of one quart water and one tablespoon vinegar can clean all of your glass surfaces by spraying on them. Mold can be removed from the walls just by spraying vinegar and rinsing them after 15 minutes.

Spills on the carpet can be cleaned by spraying the solution of water and vinegar in equal amount after removing excessive liquid from it. After two minutes you can use the towel to blot dry the carpet.

Home Cleaning With Baking Soda, Veingar and Lemon

House cleaning with Baking Soda


Baking soda can also be used to clean a number of household items like:

In the kitchen

It can remove stains from tea and coffee mugs by filling them up with the mixture of 2 parts of water and 1 part of baking soda at night. In the morning you can scrub the stain and rinse the mug. Odor of food containers can be removed by rinsing them with the solution of baking soda and water

Burnt food on the bottom of pots can be removed when baking soda is sprinkled on the burn area and adding hot water at night. In the morning you can scrub the burnt area.

Flatware with silver polish can be cleaned by rubbing it with the paste of 1:3 solution of baking soda in water and rinsing it.

Spills on the oven can be cleaned by scrubbing baking soda with steel wool scrub.

In the bathroom

Combs and hair brushes can be cleaned by soaking them in the solution of water and baking soda

Cleaning the entire home

Odor in the upholstered furniture can be removed by sprinkling it on the fabric and vacuuming. Marks of crayon colors can be removed from the walls by rubbing the paste of water and baking soda on the area and wiping it dry.

Tile floors can be cleaned without waxing just by moping them with a bucket of water containing cup baking soda.

Rugs can be freshen up by showering baking soda on them and vacuuming them after 15 minutes.

House cleaning with Lemon


Along with baking soda and vinegar, lemon is another natural and effective cleaner. A bottle of lemon juice or few lemons can clean a number of household items like:

In the kitchen

Laminated cutting boards and countertops can be cleaned by spraying some lemon juice on them and rub it on the stains until they are removed. Rinse them afterwards to prevent the growth of bacteria in your kitchen

Stains on the containers of storing food can be removed by spraying some lemon juice on them along with some baking soda and rub it on the stains. You can rinse it after few minute or in the morning as required.

Your microwave can be cleaned by putting a slice o lemon in a water bowl in it for 45 seconds only. It will not only allow you to wipe out the stains easily but also remove bad smell from it.

You refrigerator will smell nice after putting half of a lemon in it.

Home Cleaning With Baking Soda, Veingar and Lemon

In the bathroom

Scaling on the faucets can be prevented by rubbing them with lemon juice at night and rinsing them with water in the morning.

Stains from the grout can be removed by applying a paste of one teaspoon cream tartar and lemon juice on the affected area and rinsing it after removing the stain.

Cleaning the entire home

Glassware can be cleaned by spraying the mixture of gallon water and one tablespoon of lemon juice on them before normal cleaning them

Furniture can be polished by rubbing the mixture of mineral or vegetable oil and lemon juice on it.

Stains of rust can be removed from the clothes by applying the lemon juice and sprinkling cream of tartar on the stains and rubbing the affected area until the stain is removed before washing them

Thus, there are a number of DIY house cleaning tips that can help in wide range of household items by using lemon, vinegar and baking soda. You can use the house cleaning tips provided in this write-up to keep your home hygienically clean and healthy, without any side effect of chemical based cleaning products.
 
 
 

 

 

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