The promise of cooler weather seems to have inspired me lately. I’ve started wanted to get the house organized with a spring cleaning of sorts. With two young children, it can be difficult to decide where to start. Do I clean out closets or go through cabinets? Or do I take care of the various artwork throughout the house. I don’t think there is a surface without crayons!
I’ve been practicing natural cleaning for awhile and just ran out of vinegar. I using vinegar to clean because it’s not toxic like chemical cleaners. It gives me satisfaction that my children can be around vinegar without worry of the fumes burning their lungs. I use vinegar for a number of cleaning projects throughout my home such as:
- Mopping-I add a cup of vinegar to two gallons of hot water and sliced lemons.
- Dishes-I add about half a cup of vinegar to soapy water to soak glassware in.
- Cat accidents-I soak the area in vinegar, then sprinkle on baking soda.
To make a quick cleaning solution for glass, I used:
- One cup Heinz Cleaning Vinegar
- One cup hot water
- Two tablespoons wintergreen rubbing alcohol
- A few drops lemon essential oil
I poured everything into a spray bottle. The bottle was big enough that I could have doubled the ingredients. I’ll be sure to do that with the next batch.
I started with the sliding glass door so we could see outside. It was a beautiful day and I didn’t want to miss the sun. I covered the door with the cleaner and wiped it off with the microfiber cloth.
What a difference! The Heinz Cleaning Vinegar really made the glass shine. It didn’t leave any streaks either. My husband kept commenting about how good the door looked. That’s always a plus!
Green cleaning really has made a difference in our house. I’ve found that chemical-free cleaning is not only better for the environment, but cleans better as well. I hope discover more ways to use vinegar and other natural cleaners.
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