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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

How to Clean Without Chemicals

There are ways to clean your house and brighten your clothes without using chemicals and most of the items to use are probably in your home already.

Chemicals aren’t the only thing that can kill germs and bacteria, take a look at our list and give some of them a try.

Some you may already be familiar with. If not, I hope we've given you some helpful tips.

Cleaning Drains

First put a tea kettle of water on to boil. If you don’t have a kettle then boil about five or six cups of water.

To clean the drains in your home, pour about 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain. Follow that with about 1/2 cup white vinegar. Cover with a wash cloth. Let stand for about 5 minutes.

When times up, carefully pour the hot water into the drain to flush out the clog. This should not be used after using a commercial drain cleaner.

If you have a tough clog, look into a plumbers snake then use this method again.

Brighten Your Clothing

Baking soda and white vinegar are two items that are so handy to have around. Did you know you can add 1/4 of a cup of either one of these to the clothes you’re washing to remove cling, soften, and brighten your clothes.

Furniture Polish

Combine vegetable oil with white vinegar or lemon juice to deep clean and polish your wood furniture. All you need to do is use a 2 (vegetable oil) to 1 (vinegar or lemon juice) solution and put it in a spray bottle.

White Vinegar

Do not use vinegar to clean marble or natural stone surfaces, it will damage the surface! Make sure you know what your kitchen and bathroom counter tops are made of before using vinegar.

This can be used to clean and sanitize most of your kitchen and bathroom surfaces to help kill and disinfect mold and mildew. Pour some on a wash cloth and wipe down appropriate surfaces and fixtures. It can be used full strength.

To clean ceramic and tile floors combine 1/4 cup vinegar to one gallon water.

Dishwashing Detergent

In a pinch, this is a great way to make your own detergent. Mix together 1 cup of borax and 1 cup of baking soda to make an effective dish washing detergent. Use about 2 tablespoons per load. Who knows - you may like this – you may end up using this instead of a store bought detergent.

These are just a few of the many natural cleaning products you can use. Don't think you're stuck with chemicals, there are always alternatives.

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