Winter holidays mean more joy, more time spent with family, but also extra work for you, if you want to a perfectly cleaned house. Learn the best tricks to help you quickly clean the bathroom and kitchen.
Ventilate the room and spray a solution consisting of a teaspoon of bicarbonate dissolved in 500 ml of lukewarm water and 10 drops of lemon essential oil, tea tree or lavender. Shake well before use. Avoid spraying over the child’s crib.
Besides dishwashing detergent, a glass of vinegar in a hot water removes the grease easier. For daily use, pour three tablespoons of vinegar in the usual detergent.
Cleaning the cooker
Pure white vinegar can be very useful to get rid of stubborn fat or burning stains off the hotplates or cookers. If the latter are much clogged, disassemble them and put them overnight soaked in pure vinegar before rinsing them with clean water.
Degreasing the furnace
The walls of the oven, as stove, should be cleaned daily with a sponge soaked in vinegar and the grille with an aluminum sponge soaked in vinegar. For splashes of fat resistant, apply a paste made of baking soda 2/3 to 1/3 water, leave it to soak at least an hour or even a day, depending on the degree of dirt, then rinse with vinegar. When the oven is very dirty heat it to a maximum temperature for five minutes. Once off, apply a mixture of powdered lye dissolved in an four times greater amount of vinegar. Wait a few hours, scrape with a plastic or wooden amount and rinse with water and vinegar.
A small bowl filled with green clay powder impregnated with about 10 drops of essential oil of lemon and pine will quickly absorb odors. Refresh once or twice a month.
Shower, bathtub and sink
Spray vinegar on the respective surfaces, wipe with a damp sponge sprinkled with baking and rinse. For the sink, sprinkle baking soda on its walls, wipe with a sponge soaked in vinegar and rinse.
For curtains and bath mats
If you have a plastic shower curtain, wipe it with a damp sponge soaked with bicarbonate and then wash is in the washing machine using the delicate fabrics program, with three tablespoons of baking soda put into the detergent compartment.
Non-slip mats, often mold, and it should be washed with sodium bicarbonate. After that rub them with a brush, rinse with lukewarm water and leave to dry.
The shower glass cabin can be cleaned with a sponge soaked in a solution consisting of a teaspoon of bicarbonate and one teaspoon of white vinegar dissolved in a quart of warm water. Then wipe with a microfiber cloth.
In the bathroom, silicone and cement joints often have a tendency to mold. In the case of silicone, wipe with a damp sponge and rub with bicarbonate to remove black spots. Regarding cement tiles joints, take a wet toothbrush, apply some white toothpaste, then rub with a solution of one teaspoon of bicarbonate dissolved in a little warm water. Do not soften too much, not to dissolve cement.
Mix baking soda with coarse salt and white vinegar. Pour into the drain a glass with baking soda (or soda crystals if the evacuation is completely blocked), a cup of coarse salt and a cup of white vinegar. Pump once or twice with a rubber suction cup to mix all substances and leave it on for 30 minutes. Pour hot water and pump again, taking care to seal the hole too full. Trick! To avoid clogging drains cover them with a small sieve. This will prevent the accumulation of debris in various sodas.
A cup of white vinegar in a quart of warm water allows you to entertain most types of flooring. To obtain fragrant product, you can steep lavender flowers and thyme in vinegar. After two or three weeks is enough to squeeze, pour into glass or add hot water before use.
How to make home detergent
Use a can or a bottle of 500 ml, a funnel and pour a teaspoon of baking soda, one tablespoon of crystal soda and two tablespoons of black soap or soap flakes form, which you can find at herbal stores . Fill with warm water and mix well. Shake before use. you’ll get a dishwashing detergent efficiently, economically and environmentally.