Using vinegar for a natural spring clean
Many of us will be thinking about a spring clean. Some of us will actually get around to doing one
If you walk into any store, you’ll see aisles full of the latest products that claim to save you time and energy, whilst getting your home sparkling clean.
Unfortunately, many of these products contain toxic chemicals which can adversely affect your health and the environment.
Until World War II, we made do with regular kitchen ingredients to clean with, such as lemons, salt, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda.
In addition, advertising will have us believe that we need a huge array of products – several for each room. A sink cleaner, separate bath cleaner, floor cleaner, limescale remover……..the list is endless
I have two main cleaning products at Chez Green. Both of them are safe if ingested and they get the house clean. They are easy to get hold of and are found in most people’s kitchen cupboards
Today I want to focus on white vinegar.
What an amazing product this is!
Your windows and mirrors will sparkle with the minimum of effort, leaving a streak-free finish.
Kettles, taps, shower heads and the toilet bowl will be free from limescale.
Smells will be deodorised naturally.
Mildew will be kept at bay if you get in the habit of spraying the tiles and shower curtain after a shower with vinegar.
Hard floors will be free from grease and marks with a shiny finish
And if that’s not enough, you can clean chopping boards with it, deter ants with it and you can add it to the rinse cycle to soften your clothes.
All you need to do is half fill a spray bottle with white vinegar, top it up with water and away you go. Use a microfibre cloth and your house will sparkle in no time.
Many people are worried about the smell, but it dissipates as it dries and doesn’t linger for too long.