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GREEN CLEANING TIPS

Posted on 23 October, 2016 at 5:00 Comments comments (0)


Make your own home - made cleaning supplies.
Home made cleaning supplies provides you with a healthier indoor environment, all you need are a few simple ingredients to make reliable
cleaning products at home.

Vinegar and baking soda can be used to clean almost anything. Mix in a little warm water with either of these and you've got yourself an all-purpose cleaner. Baking soda is also a great natural cleaning product and can eliminate bad odours. Sprinkle on a little baking... soda to soak up some of those odours and then vacuum it up.

Wood Cleaner

Ingredients
Water (1/2 Cup) Vinegar (1/2 Cup)
Lemon Juice (A Few Drops)
Olive Oil (1/2 Tsp., Optional
Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Lemon juice is used to give this homemade wood cleaner an exclusive scent
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HOME MADE CLEANING RECIPES

Posted on 2 August, 2016 at 13:20 Comments comments (0)

Homemade Cleaning Recipes- Bathroom Cleaning wipes recipe

 

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Cleaning your home is a task that you may have to do on a regular basis. After all, a squeaky clean house not only portrays you as an organized and responsible individual, but also helps you avoid numerous diseases. To achieve the simple target of maintaining a clean house, you would definitely need some cleaning products and agents. It is important to use the right cleaning supplies to ensure quick, efficient, and complete cleaning. Nowadays, every modern home is full of toxic chemicals and substances that claim to make your life trouble-free. No matter what these products claim, they present severe health concerns for your family and also become a major source of environmental pollution

 

 

 

 

Bath room wipes recipe

 

 

 

 

1 Roll paper towels

 

1 ½ Cup vinegar

 

½ Cup Lemon Juice

 

A few drops dish washing liquid

 

1 Tsp baking Soda

 

Cut paper towels in half and place them in a dry and clean container. Mix vinegar, lemon juice, and dishwashing liquid. Add baking soda carefully as it will create bubbles. Stir well. Pour the mixture over paper towels. Let them absorb the solution. Take inner cardboard out. Pull the middle wipe out for cleaning purpose. Place the container in your toilet so that you can easily find it whenever you want.

 

 

green cleaning tips

Posted on 28 March, 2016 at 18:15 Comments comments (0)

LEMON USES IN CLEANING          

    

Tip 1: Substitute Lemon Juice for Bleach

 Adding a cup of lemon juice to your laundry replaces chlorine bleach and does an even better job of whitening. It also leaves a refreshing, lemony scent on your clothing.

 Tip 2: Clean Shower Doors

Cutting through hard water deposits is easy with lemon juice. Simply cut a lemon in half and rub it over your glass shower doors to remove gunk and build-up. If you prefer, you can also squeeze lemon juice directly on a sponge and then scrub the tough spots.  Adding a bit of Borax to the sponge or surface of the cut lemon helps scrub away those really stubborn, hard water stains. Rinse with warm water and your doors will shine and smell wonderful!

 Tip 3: Shine Your Faucets

 You can use the other half of that cut lemon to clean and shine chrome faucets and knobs on your sink, shower, and tub. Rub the cut lemon directly onto the faucets until spots and stains are removed. Your fixtures will look bright and shiny!

 Tip 4: Deodorize and Clean the Dishwasher

 Does your dishwasher have a funky smell to it? Lemon juice can take care of that. Add one cup of lemon juice to a coffee cup or other dishwasher safe container and put on the bottom rack in the dishwasher. Run the rinse cycle. Once finished, your dishwasher will not only be deodorized but clean, too! That lemon juice will do double duty on your dishwasher.

Tip #5: Boost Your Dishwashing Detergent

Not only can lemons clean your dishwasher, but simply adding a teaspoon of lemon juice to your dishwasher's detergent compartment will boost its cleaning power. Try adding the lemon juice in the small dispenser reserved for additional detergent. Fill the larger dispenser with detergent as usual and run the cycle as you would normally.

 

The same idea applies to hand washing greasy dishes. Add a teaspoon or two of lemon juice to your sink of sudsy water and the lemon will help cut through the grease and grime on even the toughest pots and pans.

 

Tip #6: Create Your Own Furniture Polish

 

Why not make homemade furniture polish for just pennies? Not only is this a money-saving choice but it’s a healthier option, too. Avoiding the chemicals in manufactured furniture polish is always a good idea.

 

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for homemade furniture polish: Combine 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 10 drops of lemon essential oil, ½ cup olive oil (or vegetable oil). Mix well. Add this mixture to a spray bottle. Use the fine mist setting on the bottle to spritz on furniture. Wipe clean with a soft cloth.

 

Tip #7: Clean Glass Surfaces

Just like the furniture polish, glass cleaner can also be made from lemons. This safe, non-toxic cleaner is a good alternative in any home but especially one with kids and pets.

Here’s the easy formula to follow: Mix 3 tablespoons of lemon juice with ½ cup of rubbing alcohol. Pour into a 24-ounce spray bottle. Add water to fill. Use this mixture to clean glass and mirrors and to disinfect kitchen counters and other grimy surfaces.

 

Tip #8: Clean Icky Toilets

Combining lemon juice with Borax creates a powerful scrub for a dirty toilet. Sprinkle about ½ cup of Borax in the toilet bowl and then squeeze the juice from half a lemon right on top of it. Scrub as usual. The freshness of the lemon really deodorizes the bowl. You can even use that half a lemon to scrub around the rim and seat. Wipe clean with a paper towel or sponge. Flush when done cleaning completely and enjoy the fresh, clean scent!

Tip #9: Clean Copper, Brass, and Aluminium

Simply cut a lemon in half and sprinkle the sliced side with a generous amount of sea salt. Use this as a scouring pad to shine up copper, brass, or aluminium surfaces.

Tip #10: Clean a Grater

Using a grater for cheese or other dense, sticky foods makes cleaning this kitchen utensil a nightmare. Lemons to the rescue! Use half a lemon, cut side on the grater, to scrub away any sticky residue. Wash with warm, soapy water as usual

 

If you do decide to use a lemon to help with your household chores, here are a few more tips to remember:

To get the most juice from a lemon, roll it on the counter under the palm of your hand. Then microwave it for 10 seconds. This releases the most juice.

When using a lemon half as your scrubbing tool, remove the seeds first. Use a small, sharp paring knife to pry out the seeds so they don't scratch your surfaces.

The lemon rind makes a great scrubber. If you use the lemon to scrub a sink or shower stall, use both sides. When scrubbing with the skin side, the oils are released to give an even stronger lemon smell to the area.

 

 

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FRIDGE &FREEZER CLEANING PLAN

Posted on 13 March, 2016 at 6:05 Comments comments (0)

Your Kitchen cleaning action plan for fridges and Freezers

Written by 1st class domestics

 

Fridges and freezers require regular maintenance to keep them clean and in full working order. To help you keep on top of your kitchen, we've put together a comprehensive cleaning action plan

Regular checks

Get into the habit of checking the contents of the fridge and freezer regularly. If you don't, unpleasant things happen. Shelves become sticky with festering food and old spillages, and furry green moulds start appearing on long-forgotten items. At least once a week, check the date labels and throw out anything past its sell-by date. This is also a good time to wipe shelves and drawers, and mop up any spills.

 

To clean a fridge thoroughly

Turn the fridge off. Remove all the food and put perishable items in a cool place. Run shelves and drawers through the dishwasher, or clean in hot, soapy water. Pull out the fridge and wipe all interior and exterior surfaces to remove grease and marks, and dry with a soft cloth. Don't forget to clean inside the folds of the door seal - lots of crumbs and other debris collect there. While the fridge is away from the wall, vacuum up any dust that has settled on the condenser coil on the back - this helps it to work more efficiently. Place a bowl of bicarbonate of soda inside the fridge to absorb any unpleasant smells - this should be replaced every month.

Defrosting the freezer

 

Do this as soon as the ice inside reaches a thickness of around 3cm. Turn the freezer off and go through its contents. Throw away anything you are unlikely to use. It's a good idea to use a marker pen to label when the food went into the freezer and then throw the food after 1-3 months depending on its star rating. Be ruthless. Put the remaining items in a coolbox. Stand bowls of hot water on tea towels inside the freezer to hasten the defrosting process and change them as they cool. Don't be tempted to use anything sharp to scrape at the ice: you run the risk of damaging the cooling elements. While the ice is defrosting, clean all the shelves and drawers. When the ice has melted, mop up water with tea towels, then wipe the freezer dry and replace its contents. Don't forget to switch the freezer back on.

 

For a truly gleaming kitchen see our tips on green cleaning

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Learn how to clean like a champion with this list of the best-ever household cleaning hints and tips

Posted on 4 November, 2015 at 11:45 Comments comments (0)

Eucalyptus oil removes the gummy residue left by shop stickers.

Buffing a marble table top with car polish leaves a thin, invisible film that helps reduce the risk of stains.

To remove furniture indentations from pure wool carpet place a tea towel over the area and then press with a warm iron. The heat will lift the fibres. Do not attempt this with synthetic or a wool/synthetic mix carpet.

Light a match and let it burn a few seconds to remove toilet smells.

To stop bathroom mirrors steaming up, regularly rub a dry bar of soap over the surface and rub in with a clean cloth.

Stop clothes with thin straps falling off hangers by sticking small felt furniture pads onto the hanger just beyond where the straps sit.

To remove oil from silk clothing, gently rub cornflour into the area and lightly brush off. Cover the oil mark completely with more cornflour and leave to sit for a few hours. Shake clothing free of flour and then hand wash, or use a gentle machine cycle, using soap suitable for delicates

 


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