Why spend so much money on household cleaners when you don’t have to? You can save yourself a bunch of money and help save the environment by using common household products. Many people think that commercial cleaners are more convenient. How hard is it to look inside your kitchen cupboard? Here is a list of 6 household cleaning products from your kitchen.
- Baking Soda- Baking soda is a natural cleaner and can be used for cleaning coffee pots, refreshing shoes, cleaning sinks, and much more. It is a mild abrasive that can also clean your oven and grills without filling your kitchen with toxic fumes. To freshen shoes, simply sprinkle some inside and let sit overnight. The next day simply turn the shoes upside down and tap the baking soda into the garbage can. It will work to absorb some of the odors. As for the carpet, vacuum up the baking powder and your carpet will be fresh and clean.
- Vinegar- Vinegar can be used to clean windows, counters, sinks, and any other glass surfaces. It can also clean your coffee pot. Simply mix a combination of vinegar and water and wipe it over the surface that needs to be cleaned. Adding vinegar and water to your coffee pot will remove any scaly build up.
- Lemons- Lemons can be used to kill bacteria on your countertop. Simply make a mixture of lemon juice and water. Use it to wipe down your counters, stove, and refrigerator. It will leave your kitchen smelling fresh and inviting.
- Cola-Use a can of cola to clean your sink drain and toilet. Simply open the can and pour it in. Let it sit overnight for a real efficient cleaning. Rinse or flush afterwards.
- Lemon, Vinegar and Water- A combination of lemon, vinegar, and water will remove pesticides and other residue from your fruits and vegetables. The ratio is one tablespoon of both, lemon juice and water, to one cup of water. You can make the mixture in your sink and toss in your fruits or vegetables to give them a rinse. Remember to rinse with water afterwards.
- Salt- Salt is a natural abrasive and can be mixed with water to form a paste. Use it to clean grills, help to remove stains from clothing, carpets, and clean greasy pots.
Remember to reach into your pantry cupboard the next time you need to clean something in your home. Using one of these 6 household cleaning products from your kitchen will save you a trip to the grocery store and some money as well.