Natural Cleaners You Have in Your Home

by Nicole on April 15, 2011 · 2 comments

in Cleaning Tips

If you are getting ready to clean and find that you are out of your favorite cleaning product, or if you are wanting to do your part to prevent your family from being exposed to excess chemicals, natural cleaners you have in your home may be the solution. You may even find that they are a little cheaper than the commercially produced products you have been using.

Vinegar and water makes an excellent all-purpose cleaner. Mix about 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with some warm water in a spray bottle and get to work. You will find that it cuts grease and grime and works very well to clean up around the kitchen and bathroom. If you have any borax, add a teaspoon of it to the mix.

Lemons kill bacteria and other nasty bugs that you might have on your counters. Cut a lemon in half and rub it around your counters, then remove the sticky residue with vinegar and water. The lemon-fresh scent will be quite pleasant in your home. You can also place some lemon juice in about four or five cups of water in a microwave safe dish. Put it in the microwave cook it for 5 minutes. When you are done, the grit and grime on the microwave will easily wipe out.

These are just two simple options, but you just might find that they work wonders in your home. When you use natural cleaners, you do not have to worry about your kids helping with the cleaning or touching the cleaning products. So go raid your kitchen cupboards and make your own natural cleaners. You may never go back!

About Nicole

Nicole Harms is a freelance writer and a busy mom to two preschool daughters. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Maranatha Baptist Bible College, but after four years in the classroom she turned in the chalk for the virtual pen. When not researching or writing she is busy chasing her two daughters around or traveling.

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Karen April 19, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I love to use vinegar and water, it cleans really well and it is also very cheap. I also use lemon juice for my cutting boards, it is a little more expensive to do that but It really kills germs in all the cracks.

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Savannah April 21, 2011 at 8:41 am

Baking soda is my favorite. Not only is it a great odor eliminator, it cleans really well too.

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