This natural house cleaning supplies gift baskets are a healthier way to clean your home and to give that gift to friends and family. Cleaning your house doesn’t have to be hard.
Well, you don’t have to make it harder than it already it. You really only need a few simple things to help you clean up, and it can all fit in a little basket. If cleaning’s going to be a chore, might as well use things that are cheap and still work well, right?
So, what’s in the basket?
There are five items you need for your cleaning crusade. Baking soda, to clean, deodorize, and soften problem areas. When mixed with water it can cut through dirt and grease on almost any surface. Lemons, a strong food-acid that’s effective against most household bacteria, along with being useful for bleaching, disinfecting, deodorizing, and cutting grease. White vinegar cuts grease and removes mildew, odors, and stains. It’s a natural disinfectant and is a good substitute for ammonia-based cleaners. A spray bottle is used to apply these solutions, and a cinnamon stick is optional for scent.
Okay, but how do I use it?
• Air Freshener: baking soda with lemon juice in small dishes around the house, grind up a slice of lemon in the garbage disposal, and simmer water and spices like cinnamon on the stove
• Deodorizer:soak plastic food containers in warm water and baking soda, sprinkle baking soda in carpets and let sit for a few hours before vacuuming, also good for whitening spots
• Floors: Most floors can be cleaned with equal parts vinegar and water.
• Non-Scratch: apply baking soda directly with a damp sponge for cleaning and shine, also can be used for ink, crayon, marker, etc.
• Mold and Mildew: white vinegar or lemon juice directly with a sponge
• Toilet Bowls: mix ¼ cup baking soda and 1 cup vinegar and pour into bowl and let it sit before scrubbing and rinsing.
• Tubs and Tiles: rub baking soda with a damp sponge and rinse, for tougher jobs wipe with vinegar first, but use it sparingly
• Food Build-up: pour boiling water over dried food and wait a few moments before wiping clean
on heat-safe surfaces
• Windows: 2 teaspoons white vinegar and 1 liter warm water, use cotton cloth to clean on cold windows with no sun on them
• Cutting Boards: disinfect with a slice of lemon, and for tough stains, squeeze lemon juice and let sit for at least 10 minutes before wiping
• Sink Stains: wipe with vinegar or lemon on a sponge and let sit until stains fade
And there you are, clean and fresh smelling house.
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