There are lots of products you have in your home right now that are superb natural cleaning products. Like vinegar, oils, baking soda. So why not try these organic cleaning products first and only use the toxic ones if you absolutel must use them to get your home clean. Your health will thank you. And here are 25 examples to prove the value of safe goodies that will clean without toxic penalties.
1. Easily Clean Your Washing Machine For Sparkling Laundry
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It seems odd to clean a machine that is constantly filled with water and detergent, but just like any appliance, gunk builds up and should be periodically removed. And the good news is that it's quick and easy to do. We all like quick and easy! Look at the Before/After picture of a machine using this simple method.
2. Make Your Mattress Smell Wonderful & Clean It At The Same Time
Have you ever read about the pounds – yes, POUNDS – of dust mites and other horrid things that build up in our mattresses? Since we spend roughly 1/3 of our lives breathing in this stuff, it seems wise to get rid of these invaders. It's easy and all you need is some ordinary baking soda and some essential oil. Of course, you can skip the sweet scent if you prefer.
3. Clean Your Dishwasher With Lemon Koolaid
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Who knew that our childhood standby, Koolaid, can remove soap scum from the inside of our dishwasher? Just put it in the soap container and run the empty machine through a washing cycle. The lemon is the flavor that works best. And isn't this a cheap and easy remedy?
4. Vinegar Isn't Just For Salad Dressings
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While you're softening your cuticles, you can also kill nasty weeds in your prize winning rose garden and whiten your grout. Yes, versatile vinegar will do all that and much, much more.
5. Dryer Vents Are A Genuine Fire Hazard!
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If you've ever had a man dump a load of clothes in the machine and then proudly announce, "Honey, I did the laundry" then after the urge to strangle him passes, you'll most likely check the vent in the dryer before adding your clothes. Lint in the vents not only can ruin our clothes, it also slows drying time. But did you know that lint is also a fire hazard – especially in the dry days of winter. So clean those vents at least twice a year, if not more often.