We assume they are safe, but almost all household cleaning products contain toxic chemicals that pollute indoor air and are harmful for our health. Today’s modern home is loaded with dangerous detergents designed to make domestic life easier, and we’ve gotten used to them so much that we can hardly imagine our weekly cleaning session without them. But in order to make your home safer, it is important to reduce the use of products containing hazardous substances.
Today, we have prepared several useful tips that will reduce your whole family’s exposure to the toxic chemicals. Save money and feel better when you switch from store-bought cleaners to safer, yet no less effective, homemade alternatives.
Making your mirrors shine
To make your mirrors shine, you should degrease them first. For this, take the solution we used for cleaning the windows and add 2 tablespoons of alcohol to it.
How to clean a cutting board
To disinfect and clean your cutting board, rub it all over with the cut side of half a lemon, sprinkle with coarse salt, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then, using the remaining lemon half, scour the surface once again. Finally, rinse your cutting board with warm water.
Making the floors shine
Cleaning hardwood floors with water and vinegar is the perfect method to give them that brand-new shine. Just dissolve 1/4 cup of vinegar in 1 liter of water and the floor cleaner is ready. If your floor is tiled, use boiling water for washing it.
Descaling the washing machine
To keep your washing machine free of limescale and in top operating condition, it’s a good idea to clean it regularly. For this purpose, in an empty washing machine add 2.8oz (80g) of citric acid, set the hottest wash cycle, and let it clean itself.