Sunday, 15 May 2011

Non-toxic cleaning solutions

When living in one place for a long time, sometimes we forget to take care of it. However we have to think about it when we are moving out from our apartment. And in this situation end of tenancy cleaning becomes a very hard and difficult task. Now you can use household cleaners to help you with the house work. 
Things like vinegar, baking soda, citrus oils, or even essential oils of plants are not as useless as you think. They have a lot of advantages, they are non-toxic and easy to use and very cheap.

With these items in hand you can make an endless variety of safe home-made cleaning solutions. These types of solutions are natural and can clean because the are powerful. However, they should be used with a healthy amount of respect because of the compounds they contain.

Here are some ingredients and their purpose.

You can use backing soda as a deodorizer.

Carnauba wax is for wood floor and furniture.

Use eucalyptus when dealing with insects.

Jojoba oil is used to polish wood, such as olive oil.

Washing soda might be used to remove grease and grime-based stains, wax and even deodorizer. White vinegar is for dissolving hard water mineral scale, removing tarnish and cleaning wood and glass.

You may use toothpaste to polish metal.

Natural vegetable-based liquid soap can replace all kind of general detergent products.

Tea tree oil can be used for antibacterial effect.

These home-made substitutes for toxic chemical cleaning formulas can be easily prepared and are as effective as those bought from the store. They can be really helpful when you do not want to spend a lot of money during the end of tenancy cleaning.


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