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4 Household Items That Can Be Used for Natural Cleaning

A natural cleaning approach is a great one to take if you don’t want a lot of harsh chemicals in your home. One of the best things about natural cleaning is that sometimes you don’t have to go out and buy products! There are tons of household items that can be used to clean multiple things really well. So hopefully, you already have these household items on hand so that you don’t have to go and buy them either. Here are 4 household items that can be used for natural cleaning.

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Household Items to Use for Natural Cleaning

Vinegar

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You’ve probably heard about all the amazing things that vinegar can do it your home. Well, here the best things that vinegar can do. Use vinegar and water to clean windows and get rid of streaks and smudges. Vinegar also works really well at cleaning blinds and getting rid of the dust on them. Do you have dried on food in your microwave and don’t want to spend the time scraping it away? Boil vinegar and water in your microwave in a cup then everything should wipe off easily. Use vinegar to get rid of spots on dishes and hard water film in your shower. That’s just the beginning of uses that vinegar can do if you want to start using natural cleaning methods. 

Lemons

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Lemons are another natural cleaning powerhouse that you just might have on hand! Use lemons to clean copper. The lemon will make the copper shine and it’ll be back to its former glory! It’s easy enough to create your own furniture polish with lemons as well. Mix lemon juice and olive oil to create a natural furniture polish that will get rid of dust and make your furniture shine. If your kitchen sink looks dull and scratched, rub a lemon on it! It will reduce the appearance of scratches and clean off any scum. 

Peppermint Oil

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You might not already have peppermint oil on hand to use, but it can be used for a variety of things when it comes to natural cleaning. Of course, if you are into natural things you might already have some because it can also be used for a lot of health purposes. Use peppermint oil to deter bugs away from your home. Put the oil along window sills and doorways and bugs will not cross the barrier. They don’t like the smell of the oil. Peppermint oil is also very effective at deterring mice. Place cotton balls with peppermint oil around the house to keep them away. Or mix the oil and some water in a spray bottle and spray it where you’d like. Use peppermint oil to make homemade cleaners smell good and give your house a fresh smell. 

Baking Soda

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Baking soda is a very common household item that most people will have on hand. This makes it a great household item for natural cleaning. Sprinkle some baking soda on your carpet to remove stubborn pet odors or any other odors. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Then vacuum the baking soda up and you’ll have fresh smelling carpets again. Do the same for carpet stains except pour a cup of water mixed with a tablespoon of vinegar on the spot after you’ve vacuumed. Rub the spot with a rag and the stain should come up. Baking soda is also great at removing odors from front-loading washing machines. Pour a half a cup of baking soda into the detergent cup. Then run a regular wash cycle with hot water. This should sanitize and deodorize your washing machine. 

Summing Up

There are many more household items that can be used for natural cleaning, but these are a good place to start. Chances are you have at least one of these items in your home already so you should be able to get a great start at cleaning. Try one of these natural cleaning methods and see how effective they can be, without all the added chemicals. 

Denali Gillen

I am a farmer’s wife living a farmer’s life. I love having wide open spaces and plenty of space to raise a family. Making the most out of outdoor spaces is something I never get tired of!

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