5 Top Spring Eco Cleaning Hacks

I was chatting to a friend the other day about cleaning products and how they use far too much plastic for the containers and how the solutions inside cannot be good for the environment. She was telling me about how you can make your own Eco cleaners and keep them in reusable containers. I’m much more conscious now of the amount of plastic we use and also the chemicals we bring into our home. So I want to share with you some Eco cleaning hacks and a quick guide to creating your own Eco Cleaners.

eco cleaning hacks

Homemade cleaning products are much cheaper and better for the environment, but if you haven’t got the time to make your own, Pattersons suggest some great Eco-friendly ones. They offer both commercial and household Eco-friendly cleaning products, useful for all your needs.

Eco Cleaning Hacks

1. Removing stains from carpet

With kids around it’s inevitable you will have some kind of stain on your carpet at some point. But you can remove a stain without using harsh chemicals.

All you need is 3 things:

  • Vinegar
  • An iron
  • A cloth

Method:

  • Spray the vinegar onto the carpet stain
  • Place the cloth over the stain
  • Using the steam setting on the iron, iron over the cloth carefully not touching the carpet. The stain should be removed straight away.

Tip – Use vodka on a cloth or in a spray bottle to clean chrome, glass or porcelain.

2. Cleaning the microwave

In no time at all you can have a sparkling microwave.

All you need:

  • Bowl of water
  • Sliced lemons
  • Vinegar
  • Wood toothpick

Method:

  • Place the sliced lemons and a splash of vinegar in the bowl of water. Add in the toothpick to prevent overheating.
  • Place the bowl in the microwave and put on high for 5-10 minutes.
  • Leave the door closed for a further 5 minutes.
  • Take the bowl out and wipe clean. All the stuck on food should come off easily.

Tip – Remove stains from your chopping board, by rubbing in lemon juice and leaving overnight.

3. Cleaning hard water stains from your shower door

Those white scummy marks can be really hard to scrub off the shower door. With this Eco cleaning hack, it will not only save you time but will be sparkling and fresh. The lemon dissolves grease marks and the salt removes the scummy watermarks.

All you need:

  • Course salt
  • Half a lemon

Method:

  • Dip the lemon half into the course salt
  • Rub the lemon half over the shower door surface
  • Repeat dipping the lemon half in salt as required
  • Rinse the shower door with with clean water

Tip – you can make your own cleaning cloths by cutting up old t-shirts that are 100% cotton into squares.

4. Cleaning mirrors and windows

I can’t stand smudges or greasy fingerprints on windows. This cleaning hack will sort it out in no time.

All you need:

  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Spray bottle

Method:

  • Add a few tablespoons of lemon juice to the water in the spray bottle.
  • Spray onto the mirrors or windows and they should be clean in no time.
  • Wipe clean with a squeegee. Not kitchen roll as it will leave streaks.

5. Cleaning your mattress

To keep your mattress feeling and smelling clean, you should do this cleaning hack once a month.

All you need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Natural fabric spray ( made from 125 ml Vodka, 2 tablespoons baking soda, 20 drops of essential oils, 500 ml water, in a spray bottle)

Method:

  • Remove bedding and mattress cover and add to washing pile
  • Sprinkle baking soda over the mattress and leave for an hour
  • Vacuum the mattress thoroughly
  • Spray the mattress with the natural fabric spray and leave to dry thoroughly.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope this post on Eco cleaning hacks is useful to you.

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