Most commercially available cleaning agents are packed with ingredients that have unpronounceable names and synthetic smells. Instead of using these products that are commonly sold in stores, why not take steps toward a greener life? While we at Spin N Press are completely dedicated to serving your washing, dry cleaning and other cleaning requirements we also stand for cleanliness as a whole and green living.
Here are 5 natural cleaning products that are economical and efficient.
1. White Vinegar
Most of us are aware of certain health benefits of vinegar but are not aware of the various benefits of white vinegar. There are loads of natural cleaners but white vinegar definitely tops the charts.
Here are a few examples of what white vinegar can be used to clean:
- Mirrors and Windows
- Shower head & curtain
- Bathroom floors & Kitchen taps
- Furniture and decks
- Carpet stains
It’s important to bear in mind that vinegar should NOT be used to clean things such as:
- Carpet odours: Vinegar won’t help get rid of bad odour you may require carpet cleaning servicesfor that.
- Stone surfaces
- Wax floors
- Hardwood floors
2. Lemon Juice
Another great alternative to white vinegar or baking soda is lemon juice that is just as effective and has an added benefit of leaving a refreshing smell behind.
There are quite a few things you can clean with lemon, such as:
- Refrigerator & Microwave
- Windows & Mirrors
- Shower doors
- Clothes & Fabrics
3. Baking soda
Baking soda is not just a product that’s used for baking cakes, it is also a great cleaning agent that can be used to make your own laundry detergent. You can use baking soda for pretty much anything, from bathrooms and kitchens to even coffee mugs. Just like vinegar, baking soda should be avoided when cleaning certain surfaces such as glass, as it will easily get scratched. Baking soda is very effective in removing stains like coffee or blood. It’s also a great way to remove odours.
4. Cooking oils
Cooking oils are perfect for wooden surfaces as it can help revive old wood that has been exposed to the sun. Preferably, vegetable oils should be used for polishing wooden surfaces and leather shoes. Start by adding a bit of vegetable oil to a cloth and proceed to rub it in; then watch how they shine!
Borax is a natural white mineral and is mainly used in making glass. It can also be utilised for cleaning purposes. Just like vinegar, Borax is very efficient in killing bacteria. You can use borax for cleaning:
- Toilet bowls
- Shower curtains
- Kitchen appliances
It is to be noted that stone surfaces should not be cleaned using borax as they may fade.
Vinegar, baking soda, lemon, cooking oils and borax are popular and efficient natural cleaning products that don't break the bank and are easily available.