Clean Home Green Home

Homes are the most treasured thing to a person both in the financial and psychological front. Many top builders in Chennai are building homes which are class, luxurious and also affordable to the buyers. With the festive season going on, the Chennai builders are definitely giving many offers and discounts to their buyers.

The home buyer should be careful during festive season both in investing and maintenance. Last week we had seen about making your house bright this festive season, this week let us take a look at how one can clean up the mess left after the festivities are over! Effective cleaning is very essential as it should not cost must and also be eco-friendly. We have given few homemade solutions with which you can easy clean up the post festive home.

One Cleaner for Everything

What you need: Water, white vinegar, lemon-grass and eco washing-up liquid Fill half a spray bottle with water then top up to three-quarters full with white vinegar. Add 10 to 15 drops of lemon grass which blocks the smell of vinegar and is naturally antibacterial. Add a couple of drops of washing-up liquid and shake before use.

Tile Cleaners

What you need: Bicarbonate of soda, white vinegar and lemon juice Mix two parts bicarbonate to one part vinegar and one part lemon. Use a damp cloth to apply the mixture to the tiles and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing off. This can also be used on draining boards, sinks, baths and sinks, baths and shower doors.

Polishing Wooden Floors and Furniture

What you need: Olive oil and lemon juice Mix one part olive oil with one part lemon juice. Rub on furniture or apply with a spray bottle then polish with a dry cloth.

Other Floor Type Cleaner

What you need: Hot water, white vinegar and essential oils Dilute 8 tbsp vinegar in three litres of hot water. Add a few drops of tea tree, lavender or lemon-grass essential oil for a lovely smell.

Magic Mirror Cleaner

What you need: White vinegar, water and newspaper Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Apply then wipe dry with crumpled newspaper.

Toilet Cleaners

To deodorise: Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda into the bowl, squirt vinegar and scour with a brush.

To remove lime-scale: Pour white vinegar on to tissue paper and stuff under the rim. Pour white vinegar into the bowl and leave for several hours.

To remove stubborn black lime-scale: Sprinkle 2 tbsp non-toxic bleach into the bowl and leave for a minimum of two hours or overnight if possible.

To save time and money, make your cleaning products in advance and buy the ingredients in bulk to save money and avoid excess packaging. Make large batches of the recipes and store them in reusable airtight plastic containers and spray bottles. Add your favourite essential oils or herbs to any of these formulas for fragrance. Making cleaners at home can definitely provide a green sense and create a better environment.


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