Cleaning your home thoroughly can seem like a daunting task, making it a job that gets pushed aside. Avoid procrastination and make cleaning easier by using these unconventional cleaning solutions, and clean like you never have before!
Clean With Socks
Everyone has that one pair of socks in their drawer they never wear. Instead of letting it sit and take up space, repurpose your old socks, and use them to clean in tough to reach areas like ceilings, where cobwebs collect, or under the stove and refrigerator. When attached to a yardstick, the thin shape of it allows you to reach those small nooks and crannies, and get rid of any unwanted dust and dirt.
The high acidity levels and the natural fresh scent of lemons make them the perfect unconventional cleaner. Lemons have been proven to remove stains from butcher blocks, polish copper, and prevent mold and mildew from forming in bathrooms and basements. So next time you are shopping for cleaning supplies, consider this luscious fruit as a natural alternative.
Substitute Toilet Cleaner With Other Options
Cleaning your toilet does not always require a strong chemical cleaner. Dropping a denture tablet into the toilet and letting it sit overnight will break away any unwanted dirt, and make it easy to scrub off the next day. Adding two cups of Powerade and scrubbing has the same effect. Using these alternative methods not only works, but it also prevents the need for strong chemical cleaners that emit powerful smells.
Use Dryer Sheets to Dust
Using dryer sheets to dust not only makes your home look clean and tidy, but it also adds a subtle freshness dispersed throughout each room. Due to the nature of dryer sheets, the dust is automatically attracted to them, making your dusting an easy and effective task.
Clean Glass and Mirrors With Coffee Filters
The frustration of cleaning glass, and ending up with streaks can be a significant deterrent for cleaning windows and mirrors. Eliminate that frustration by using coffee filters instead of paper towels or rags. The coffee filters will leave your glass and mirrors shiny and clean, completely streak free.
Use a Vinegar and Water Solution
Vinegar has natural antibacterial properties and has been proven to reduce bacteria cultures that grow in kitchens and bathrooms alike. Instead of using a name brand product, create a homemade mixture consisting of 3 parts water, and 1 part vinegar. This solution is a fantastic alternative for strong, chemical filled cleaners, and it is very effective for cleaning any surface, including stainless steel, glass, and tiles. As an added benefit, it will not only clean those surfaces, but the vinegar prevents any streaking from occurring, leaving surfaces shiny and streak free. If the smell of vinegar bothers you, use lemons or oranges in the mixture to leave a fresh, citrus scent behind.
Cleaning no longer needs to be a daunting task for you. Using these tips will make cleaning seem less strenuous, and will save you money and time, making cleaning your home easy and stress-free. For more ideas on how to clean unconventionally, visit the Medallion Blog.