With the hundreds of cleaning products available on the shelves today, it can sometimes be hard to know which ones to choose that will be good enough at getting the job done. As well as the task of choosing, it can also be difficult to decide how much is too much when it comes to price. What if we told you that you could clean your home with items that you probably have in your cupboards and fridge? There are many natural ingredients you could be using to clean areas around your home, and the great thing about them is that they are easy to get hold of as well as being cheap. Some of these tips will even same you time and effort by eliminating the need for scrubbing.
If your shower head is clogged up with lime scale then try this. Put some distilled vinegar in a bag and secure it over the shower head. Leave to soak for 1 hour before removing and rinsing. Your shower head will look brand spanking new and will be super sparkly!
Vinegar also works wonders for cleaning dirty blinds! Mix equal parts of vinegar and water. Use a cloth to dip into the mixture and wipe over each slat. It's as easy as that!
Keep your garbage disposal clean and fresh with this simple trick. Chop a lemon into small pieces and place them into each ice cube mold. Top them all up with vinegar and freeze. Every few days you can throw a few of the cubes into the garbage disposal and run it until they dissolve. Your garbage disposal will smell super clean and fresh!
Clean the dust and fluff from your bathroom extractor fan with some canned air.
Water rings are no match for a hot hairdryer!
Prevent mess on your grill with some tin foil.
For an easy way to clean your microwave, heat up a bowl of 1/2 cup of water with 1/2 cup of vinegar for 10 minutes. The vinegar steam will loosen tough food stains which you can then wipe away with baking soda on a damp sponge.
Place you grimy burners into a clear sealable bag with 1/4 cup of ammonia. Close the bag and leave to soak overnight. Once soaked, the burnt on grease will wipe off easily with a sponge. Easy peasy!
Did you know you can clean paintings with white bread?! Try rubbing half a bagel (soft side) onto your painting and watch as is picks up dirt and dust.
A dirty hairbrush is never good. Follow these simple instructions for a quick and easy way to clean yours.
Use a soap-filled dish scrubber for areas around the house such as baseboards and cabinets.
Fed up of grubby window tracks? Follow these simple instructions to have them back to gleaming.
A dishwasher can be used for cleaning other items such as plastic toys, sponges and toothbrush holders.
Here's a simple way to remove grease stains from clothing using the power of dish soap! Instructions here.
Citrus fruit and baking soda make a great team when it comes to cleaning your sink. Cut a lemon or lime in half and pour some baking soda into a bowl. Dip the fruit into the soda and use it to scrub away at the dirt in the sink. Repeat this process as needed and then thoroughly rinse the sink.
Baking soda will also work wonders for your greasy oven. Mix it with some vinegar and dish soap to make a paste and spread it over your oven. Leave the paste for 10 minutes before scrubbing down.
Cream of tartar mixed with a few drops of water will magically clean your stainless steel appliances! They'll look like new again!