Cleaning With Everyday Provisions

Commercial cleaners are harsh for the skin and home, so it’s always better to find a natural alternative where possible. These are just a few things you can clean with everyday provisions that are natural and toxic-free!

 

Unclog pipes in a jiffy

If you’ve ever found yourself in a state of panic with your kitchen sink backing up, don’t worry! Wait until all the water has drained, then pour half a cup of baking soda down the sink. Add a cup of distilled vinegar and leave it to sit for thirty minutes to an hour. Finish by pouring boiling water down the sink, and repeat as necessary until your pipes are unclogged!


Remove stains with baking provisions

Baking soda or baking powder are great to use in a pinch when you have to remove cup-ring stains from your kitchen surfaces. Make a paste by mixing the powder with some water, until it is spreadable. Spread over the stain, leave for ten minutes, and wipe away with a warm, wet towel. Repeat as necessary.


Make an all-purpose cleaner

Combine the juice of one lemon and one lime with a cup each of water and plain distilled vinegar. Fill a spray bottle with the mixture and use for surfaces in the kitchen or bathroom, from glass doors to mirrors to kitchen surfaces! Avoid using on marble, however, as the citrus can corrode it.


Get rid of sticky price-tag goo

Sticky price tag goo is the bane of every shopper’s existence. Remove them from books by rubbing the leftover sticky residue with an eraser. On kitchenware and other glass purchases, you can remove them by pouring over hot water to melt the glue, and rub it off with a sponge after. You can also try using baby oil to help loosen the residue!

 

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