Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring Clean.

The Clean Way to Spring Clean:
Easy Lemon Multipurpose Cleaner

Juice of one lemon (you can also add juice of a lime too)
1 cup water
1 cup distilled white vinegar

Juice the lemon. Use a strainer to keep pulp out. Add juice, vinegar, and water to a spray bottle. (Learn how to make your own spray bottle here!) Shake well. Spray onto cleaning areas. Let sit for a few minutes before wiping away with a damp cloth. If cleaning windows there is no need to rinse. Just wipe away with a dry cloth.

The acidity in the lemons and vinegar helps loosen mineral deposits such as lime and calcium. This cleaner also disinfects due to the low pH in the lemons and vinegar, which kills bacteria and microorganisms. Use the cleaner on soap scum and tough coffee stains. This spray is great for kitchen and bathroom sinks!

*For added cleaning power, add some baking soda to mixture and scrub the area. However, do not use this cleaner on marble surfaces.

Super Simple Toilet Bowl Cleaner:

1/4 cup baking soda
1 cup vinegar
Mix baking soda and vinegar. Pour into basin and let it set for a few minutes. Scrub with brush and rinse with water without flushing.
A mixture of Borax (2 parts) and lemon juice (one part) will also work.

Your Mop’s Best Friend Floor Cleaner
1 cup distilled white vinegar
½ cap-full liquid castile soap* (Castile soap, also known as vegetable soap, is soap that contains no animal fats. £1.89/100ml)
2 gallons warm water

Add vinegar and soap to bucket, then add water. Mix well. Use reusable mop to wash floors with one coat of cleaner. Let air-dry.

I suggest testing the cleaner on one small area of your floor before mopping the entire space.

*How to Make Liquid Castile Soap
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