Cleaning a microwave used to be one of my least favorite chores, but now it's super simple, and it only takes me a few minutes. What's more, I do it on the cheap and only use natural ingredients that are already in my kitchen store cupboards. No commercial cleaners or toxic chemicals here! So how do I do it? Well, here are my 12 fast-acting all-natural microwave cleaner recipes that are low on elbow grease but high on effectiveness. Sustainability at its best!
Baking soda is a fantastic all-natural, non-toxic cleaner that can clean just about anything in the bathroom. That's why when soap scum builds up, or I detect a nasty whiff from the toilet bowl, baking soda is the first product I reach for. In this article, I will share with you my 16 favorite uses for baking soda in the bathroom, along with the recipes and how to apply them.
Although hailed as an affordable, Eco-friendly cleaning marvel, there are simply some things that you should never clean with vinegar. Primarily as these things don't react well with acids and will become irreparable through repeated exposure. In fact, there are some surfaces, such as smartphone screens, that can be damaged from even a single application. Therefore, it's vitally important to learn more about this little miracle worker's limitations as well as its applications. So join me as I reveal 15 things that you should never clean with vinegar and I explain why?
Homemade cleaners made from all-natural ingredients are much milder than those created for the retail market. However, this does not reduce their effectiveness when tackling those pesky hard to clean cleaning jobs. In comparison, many of today’s commercially manufactured cleaners are simply too strong for their intended purpose. And, while a few products may cause immediate reactions from acute exposure, (headaches, skin burns, nausea, irritation of the eyes), hidden problems arise with repeated contact. Indeed, Ingredients in common household products have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption, and neurotoxicity.
To clean a toilet, cut a lemon in half, then wipe the lemon around the toilet. Sprinkle kosher salt or baking soda over the lemon so that it acts like a scourer for any stubborn stains or bits of dirt. Finally, use a non microfiber damp cloth to wipe away any residue and buff to a shine. Dad's tip: Limes are also high in citric acid so if you prefer the fresh smell of limes then choose these instead. Alternatively choose a grapefruit for those larger areas.
Handheld bidet sprayers however hold the answer to a cleaner, healthier, and more convenient way of doing things. And installing one in your bathroom can prove to be very beneficial. This is especially true for the elderly, young children, and people with mobility issues. Imagine the pleasant feeling of using a fully controllable high-pressure spray to immediately clean everything off. No, toilet paper reach around needed, and no doubts about the effectiveness of the clean.
Bidet sprayers, also known as handheld bidets, are types of bidets that come in the form of a short hose with a handheld nozzle. Think of a garden hose with a spray gun and you will get a general idea. These little units are becoming more and more popular due to their low cost, easy installment, and money-saving capabilities. And, believe it or not, they can reduce your toilet paper spend by 80% to 100%! What is warming though is knowing that using a bidet sprayer is saving trees, animal habitats, and is the environmentally right thing to do.
The people who were reading and giving feedback on natural cleaning posts were leaving valuable feedback on what worked for them. So the next thing I did was to start using those natural cleaning recipes to see what worked for me. The results have been fantastic and I would like to share them with you.
Just how effective is vinegar when you want to kill your household germs? Do you have doubts about its efficiency? Should you be changing back to the toxic commercial cleaners on the market? Or are there some hidden natural cleaners that can do the job better? If you have these questions running around in your mind and want to be sure of the answers, then read on. I promise that every question you have about the effectiveness of vinegar will be answered and explained here. Plus, at the end of the article, I will reveal the hidden natural cleaning alternatives we should all be using.