Non-toxic, natural cleaning products

Natural Cleaning ProductsToday more and more people are using natural or plant-based cleaning products for their cleaning chores. They are using such products because they want to reduce the toxicity that is in their lives. If you wish to reduce the toxicity that is your life, keep reading because we have some very interesting tips for you.

Salt: Salt is an excellent substitute for scrubbing powder. For instance you can use salt to unclog, clogged drains. Simply pour half a cup of salt down your drain and allow the salt to work its magic. The grit from the salt will clear your drain from the scum built-up. To push the salt further into your pipes you can run warm water once you have poured the salt.

You can also use salt to remove grease from your cooking pans. Sprinkle a teaspoon of salt over your greasy pans and allow the salt to sit for about five minutes. Then grab a clean wet sponge or rag and wipe clean your pans.

Vinegar: You can use vinegar to whiten grout. Simply grab an old toothbrush and dip it in a cup which you have filled with vinegar. Then scrub gently the grout with the toothbrush until the stain lifts. Once the stain is gone, dry the treated area meticulously to prevent the forming of mould.

Vinegar is also the ideal natural product to use to remove stains from tea kettles. If you are cleaning a kettle, simply fill it halfway with vinegar and place the kettle on the stove. Turn the stove and allow to vinegar to boil. Once the vinegar reaches its boiling point, turn of the stove and allow the vinegar to sit into the kettle overnight. The next day rinse the kettle and voila all stains will be removed.

Please note that vinegar is so effective when it comes to cleaning and removing stains that lots of professional cleaning companies use it for the fabrication of their homemade cleaning remedies.

Baking Soda: You can remove tea and coffee stains from your mugs but filling the mugs with a solution of one part baking soda and two parts of water. Allow the solution to sit into the mugs overnight and then rub clean your mugs with a clean towel.

You can also use baking soda to removal laundry stains and to brighten your laundry. Simple pour some baking soda into your laundry machine and run it on normal cycle. Once the cycle is over, your laundry will be stain-free and bright.

Just like vinegar baking soda is a natural project that lots of cleaning companies use to provide both domestic and commercial cleaning services.

Olive Oil: You can use olive oil to shine everything from shoes to metal ornaments to stone and granite tiles. Simple pour several drops of olive oil on a clean cloth and treat the tarnished item or area.

As you can see there are numerous non-toxic products which you can use for your home cleaning duties. So the next time you are conducting your cleaning chores don’t hesitant to use some of these products.

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How to make cleaning fun in order to involve the children into the task

CleaningThe cleaning duties in a household aren’t exclusive only to the adults that live in the household. In fact everybody that lives in a household must play its part into the maintenance of the property. So if you are children are big enough to play video games, they are big enough to help you with the cleaning of your home. However don’t expect that your children will be ecstatic about the prospect that they leave their toys and video games for a couple of hours and do things like wiping dust and running the vacuum. This is why you must make the cleaning as fun as possible for your children. 

The first thing that you must do is to put together a personalized cleaning kit for your children. Make one kit for each of your children. Children like having their own things and more importantly like having things that grownups have as well. By giving to your children their own cleaning kits you will make them feel as if they are equal to you.

Next convert your household cleaning into a race. Tell your children that you will be chasing dust bunnies and that the person who will get the more bunnies will get a reward at the end. Children love races and more importantly love rewards. So by making the cleaning a competition you will ensure your children’s total involvement into the cleaning of your home.

To make things even more pleasant put together a playlist with songs that your children like and run it while you are cleaning. Music makes everything more pleasant and more enjoyable and will most certainly affect the enthusiasm of your children.

Every now and then turn attention to your children and ask them if they need help. If they decline your help don’t insist on giving it. Instead allow your children to deal with their conundrums on their own. This will show you that you trust them. Also don’t forget to compliment your children when they are done cleaning something.

Last once the household cleaning is over, stand up to your word and reward everybody with some nice treats such as chocolate, candy, cake, pie and so on. Even more – reward yourself because you will deserve it as well, despite the fact that you will most likely end last in the dust bunny chasing race.

Keep in mind that once you involve your children into the cleaning routines of your home you will must involve them with everybody decision that is made on the matter. So when the time comes to hire a cleaning company for the cleaning of your home, choose the company with the aid of your children. Also if your children wish it, you can allow them to stay and watch how the professional cleaners provide you high quality cleaning services.

Now that you know how you can involve your children into the cleaning of your home don’t wait a minute longer to pass them their personal cleaning kits. You will be amazed how quickly and how much more pleasant the cleaning of your home will be when you children are involve in the task.

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How to make cleaning enjoyable

Cleaning EnjoyableLet’s say it out loud that NOBODY likes to spend their weekends cleaning and organizing clutter. However as annoying and irritating as cleaning chores are, there is a way to convert them into pleasant tasks that everybody can enjoy doing. If you want to learn how you can transform your cleaning chores from time consuming and unpleasant tasks into fun and enjoyable ones, keep reading.

  1. Lose track of time – Most people are annoyed by cleaning because they feel pressured by time as they want to finish as many tasks as possible during the first day of the weekend so that they can rest and relax during the second. So why don’t you get rid of this pressure by leaving your watch behind and removing all clocks from rooms that you are about to clean. This way you will lose track of time as you won’t constantly check your wrist watch or wall clock and more importantly you will be conducting your household cleaning in the tempo that you desire.
  2. Don’t focus on any particular task – Don’t make the common mistake of obligating yourself to complete a certain task or work volume. Instead put on some nice music and start cleaning your home. If a cleaning choir doesn’t come naturally to you, don’t be afraid to skip it and return to it later or the next day. For instance if you don’t feel like cleaning the shower cabin, simple don’t do it. Instead clean the other features of your bathroom and when feel that you have the right mindset for cleaning the shower cabin, tackle it.
  3. Don’t forget to breathe – People are so focused on completing their cleaning tasks that they forget to breathe when they get tired. So if you are feeling tired from cleaning, don’t be hesitate to sit down for five minutes and do nothing. It is very important that you give your body and mind the time to recuperate. The fresher your body and mind are the more pleasant your cleaning duties will be.
  4. Walk through memory lane – When people are de-cluttering they often pick up memorabilia to put it back in place. The thing that people don’t do however is turn attention to the memorabilia that they pick up. For example if you are cleaning your child’s bedroom and you have to pick up a family photograph from a summer vacation, take your time to look at it and remember all the pleasant emotions that you had during that particular vacation. The fact that you will remember happy moment of your life will make your domestic cleaning a much more pleasant experience.
  5. Call professional cleanersEvery now and then you are allowed to spare yourself from your cleaning duties and have a professional cleaning company handle them for you. By doing so you will not only give yourself a well deserved rest but you will also ensure a proper household cleaning routine for your home as the cleaners will clean your entire home from A to Z, including the hard to reach and hard to clean areas of your house.

As you can see cleaning chores can be fun and enjoyable if you approach them in the right manner and with the right mindset.

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