Restoration & Cleaning Tips

There are times when we make cleaning so complicated. We think that everything has to be automated, that the only way to communicate is on Facebook, the only way to get better are with a pill, and that the only way to clean is with a chemical. We forget that we can wright a letter(yes that’s right I said Write, not type), we can cook a bowl of chicken soup (you know it’s even possible to do that without it coming in a can), and you can clean using natural ingredients right around your home. Here are just ways to use household items to clean.

• Lemon juice is fantastic for killing almost all types of household bacteria. Mix 1 part lemon juice with 2 parts water and use as a disinfectant.

• If you have leather which has been stained by mold or mildew, you can create a mixture of 1 part alcohol and 1 part water to remove it. Just take a rag and dampen it with the mixture and gently rub the affected area and let it dry naturally.

• Baking soda has long been used in refrigerators to rid it of unwanted odors. But it can be used in other areas as well. Place in a bathroom, possibly behind your toilet to keep your bathroom smelling…well less.

• Take a cup of vinegar and 1/4 that much of baking soda to make a potent toilet cleaner. Pour it in and let it sit for a few minutes, when you return follow up with some scrubbing, flush. That’s it!

Those are just a few of many, many home cleaners, others including: borax, peroxide, citrus oil, normal hand soap and elbow-grease. However, at times these “natural alternatives” just take too long, prep work, or we find just not effective period. In which case, you can bring on the chemical cleaners or ask someone on Facebook for some other household cleaners that work.

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