Chemical-free cleaning for your home
1. Remove stains from marble: Use lemon juice and salt
2. Clean your microwave: Heat up lemon juice
3. Eliminate stains from clothes and carpets: Use club soda
4. Polish silver: Try cornstarch
5. Clean copper and brass: Try this vinegar mixture
6. Take sap off of auto paint: Use mayonnaiseDon’t scrub with anything abrasive.
Instead, rub a dab of mayonnaise onto each spot and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then with a soft rag, remove the mayo and sap. Wash your car as usual and it should be good as new.
7. Polish wood surfaces: Use olive oil
Most chemical polishes are mostly silicone, which can dull over time. Instead, wipe a bit of pure olive oil all over with a clean cloth and buff for a polished, environmentally-friendly surface.
8. Clean a sticky stovetop: Sprinkle with salt
Whether there’s an overflow at the bottom of your oven or on your stovetop, sprinkle a thick layer of salt while it’s still liquid (or dampen with water if it’s heavily stuck on). When the area cools, just wipe away with a sponge.
9. Get rid of roaches: Use sugar and baking soda
If you have children or pets, you might not want to use toxic products to kill pests. Instead, mix together equal parts sugar and baking soda and sprinkle in corners and behind cabinets. The roaches will be attracted to the sugar but die upon eating the baking soda.
10. Clean your carpet or rug: Start with baby powder
No need for harsh carpet cleaner on an area where kids or pets might play. First, take the odor out by dusting baby powder over the surface with a flour sifter and leave it overnight. Vacuum away the powder in the morning. Then, dip a clean broom into a mixture of 1 gallon of warm water and 1 cup of white vinegar. Brush it onto the rug and let it dry.