Buying a new home in Richwoods? Congratulations! It’s a wonderful feeling moving into a brand new home. Once you settle in, the chore of keeping it clean begins. If you don’t want your sensitive skin or your children’s skin to come into contact with commercial cleansers, there are plenty of green solutions out there that will do the job just as well. Here are a few of the top natural cleaners and their uses:
Vinegar – One of the best overall green cleansers, vinegar is great for cleaning mirrors, bathtubs and shower heads. Mix it with hot water to clean your floors and kitchen cabinets. You can even fill a spray bottle with plain white vinegar to use as a cleaning spray. Spritz some of the solution on your plastic shower curtain after a shower to keep mildew at bay. Vinegar is also useful for cleaning out coffee pots.
Rubbing Alcohol – Keep the faucets in your new home in Richwoods looking sparkling new by wiping them down with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol. Attach a sprayer to a new bottle of rubbing alcohol and spray your shower lightly after each use to cut down on germs, and make the tile easier to clean. You can also apply a 50/50 solution of rubbing alcohol and water to your granite counter tops to keep them looking shiny and new every time you clean.
Lemon – Lemon oil is useful for removing hard water stains from your shower door and chrome. Apply a drop of lemon oil to a cotton ball to clean any sticky surfaces. You can also simply rub a lemon rind over the surface too, since that’s where the oil comes from. Instead of using harsh cleaners on your pots and pans, spray the pan with water, sprinkle some salt on it and then scrub with half a lemon. You’ll be amazed at how clean your pan gets. Plus, it smells great too!
Baking Soda – Use this household staple in your new home in Richwoods instead of bleach to clean your tub, toilet and sink. There are no harsh fumes and it’s easy on your hands. It’s also handy for cleaning the grease off the stove, and will clean stainless steel items wtihout damage. Just make a paste of baking soda and water, rub it on and wipe away the mess. Combine baking soda with vinegar to clean your shower tiles, and to unclog the tub drain. Pour ½ cup baking soda down the drain first, then add ½ cup of vinegar. Cover the drain with a small glass dish and let it sit overnight. In the morning, flush with hot water to clear the pipes.
Landon Homes specializes in building energy efficient homes that are both beautiful and eco-friendly. If you are in the market for a new home, Richwoods Glen and Richwoods Landing have quick move-in homes ready for sale now. Or you can visit the Landon Homes website to view the different floorplans that are available to build in these beautiful gated communities.