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Cheap ways to keep your house clean

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Want to hear some easy and cheap tricks on how to clean with household items? Check out our tips that involve using only vinegar, baking soda and lemons and will keep almost your entire house clean cheap! 

  • Use a fifty-fifty vinegar-warm water mixture for cleaning windows to keep them squeaky clean. Instead of a cloth, reach for scrunched up newspapers to wipe your windows - it’s cheaper and they won’t leave any marks.

  • To clean dried food stains from your microwave oven, squeeze the juice from one lemon into a bowl of water, add the two lemon halves in the bowl and microwave it for 3 minutes. Then wait 5 minutes before opening the microwave oven and wipe all the dirt easily down with a wet wipe. Easy peasy (literally) lemon squeezy!

  • If your sink tap or showerhead has accumulated limescale, take a zip lock bag, fill it with white vinegar and attach it with a rubber band around the troubled place. Leave it to soak for up to an hour, then wash with water. Everything will be nice and shiny again!

  • Baking soda can be used to clean almost anything in the bathroom! Sprinkle it over sinks, toilets or bathtubs and use a damp sponge over it to reveal white surfaces, just like new! Alternatively, you can use a lemon or an orange cut in half and sprinkled with salt to scrub any dirt off sinks and bathtubs.

  • A recipe for a make-at-home all-purpose cleaner = 4 tablespoons of baking soda per 1 litre of water. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and use over kitchen counters, appliances and inside your fridge. So much cheaper than a store-bought cleaner and re-fillable too!

  • To clean your drain use one part baking soda and one part vinegar. Pour in and cover with a wet cloth. Wait for 5 minutes and flush with hot water. Your drain should instantly work much faster!

  • Finally, our favourite tip is to use half a lemon to clean food stains and smells out of wooden cutting boards. For extra help, sprinkle the board with salt or baking soda first to really get everything out.

Have you tried any of our homemade cleaning recipes? Let us know! 

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