Ushering in the renewal of life, spring is the best time to invite earth-friendly items into your home. Tackle spring cleaning by using going green items found right in your own home.

Going Green with Green Tea

Aside from green tea containing healthy antioxidants, cleaning your home with green tea is one of the best going green, non-caustic methods available today. Green tea contains bountiful antiseptic properties that get your house super clean. Whether utilising green tea boiled or dried adds a fresh scent to the house, while sanitising and cleansing the home. Clean kitchen surfaces, including the kitchen sink, stovetop, refrigerator, and tiled floors with green tea in the home. Glass, ceramic, and any non-wooden surfaces can be scrubbed clean, then dried off with a clean, dry cloth revealing shiny, ultra-clean beauty.

Place used, dried green tea leaves in a bowl due to green tea having natural air freshener properties.

Green tea can also be used as a natural deodoriser for cat litter.

Instructions for use: Heat a cup of water on high in the microwave for 2 minutes. Add green tea to water. Allow steeping for 10 minutes. Pour a small amount onto a clean rag. Scrub grimy, dirty surfaces, and then wipe wet surfaces with a clean, fluffy cloth.

Going Green with Vinegar

Vinegar is an environmentally safe, natural solution to cut grease, deodorise and sanitise surfaces. Vinegar can be used to clean any surface, including the kitchen cupboards, the stove, and the refrigerator. Vinegar will sanitise and naturally create shiny clean bathrooms. Pour a small amount into the toilet or a sink and scrub away. Even a dirty bathtub will sparkle once scoured with a green solution of vinegar. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Add baking soda to a 1/2 cup of vinegar to unclog a kitchen or bathroom drain. Pour the vinegar mixture down the drain to unclog and clean a kitchen, or bathroom drain.

Spraying vinegar on countertops and windowsills keeps annoying springtime ants from marching into your house.

Instructions for use: Pour vinegar into warm water. You can also wet a clean cloth, and pour a small amount of vinegar onto the cloth before cleaning begins.

Going Green with Lemons

Instead of paying high prices for a chemically-laden, harsh, man-made product, why not try Mother Nature’s best; lemons instead? It’s like making lemonade, but this time you are making a cleaning solution. Cut several lemons open, squeeze the juice into a spray bottle or cup to utilise this pungent, fresh natural, going green, air freshener throughout the house. Remember to add 2 to 4 cups of water.

Spraying the house with lemon water from a spray bottle leaves the house smelling fresh, invigorating and inviting. Guests will adore your fresh-scented green home.

Polish wood furniture with a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice.

Instructions for use: Mix ¼ cup of lemon juice with ½ cup of olive oil to clean wood surfaces.

This spring, ensure a cleaner, fresher home utilising natural homemade cleaning products of green tea, vinegar, lemons, and baking soda. Who said you have to spend a lot of money to make your house the best it can be?

 

Spring cleaning made green. A cleaner, fresher home using natural homemade cleaning products of green tea, vinegar, lemons, and baking soda

7 Comments

7 Comments on Spring cleaning made green

  1. I love these greener alternatives to the cleaning products we are used to. Vinegar looks familiar, its my mom’s fav! Thank you for sharing.

  2. I love the way lemons smell when used as a house cleaner, it adds such a fresh clean smell to the air. Great cleaning tips!

  3. I’ve been making my own vinegar solutions for years now and I have no regrets. It’s so much healthier than the harsh chemicals and I love the smell of the essential oils.

  4. These tips are brilliant! I already use vinegar, but I had no idea you could use lemon juice and oil as wood cleaner or thought of using lemon juice as an air freshener… or ever imagined green tea can be used as a cleaner or deodorizer. And I drink pots of it every day. Will try all these new methods. Thanks!

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