I’m not big on housekeeping. I know, this isn’t news or anything but it still shocks me when I see a glitter covered dust bunny bigger than the dog hop on by. But I am anticipating a new house cleaning frenzy and I want to be ready for it when it hits. I like to keep an organic house without any harsh chemical cleaners.
The solution – homemade cleaners and scrubs.
Here’s 10 super simple ways to keep your house clean without over extending your budget or toxifying your house.
Our new house is carpeted, top to bottom. And it’s old carpet. I am new to vacuuming a house full of carpet. To help in the task of cleaning carpets I love this idea from Mrs. Happy Homemaker for Homemade Carpet Powder. It’s baking soda and essential oils, I can support that.
To help in the task of making a new house our own, I will be bringing along some rosemary from the garden to simmer up a delicious homemade room deodorizer. A simple recipe from One More Moore with lemons, rosemary and vanilla. Lovely.
Vinegar is a homemade cleaning powerhouse but it’s not all the pretty smelling. Here’s the solution – infuse vinegar with lemons or oranges. The Freshly Simple shows us how to infuse the vinegar and then turn it into an all-purpose cleaner. Great for counter tops, cabinets and anything else that needs a freshening wipe.
As I said there’s it’s all carpet in our new house but the house we’re leaving behind is all hardwood. I don’t want to leave our house in a filthy mess for the new people, that’s just bad manners. I’m going to mix up some homemade floor cleaner from Nature’s Nurture and leave our floors shiny clean.
For weekly maintenance I only use water and a micro fibre mop. I am assuming that post move our floors are going to need more clean than water. For your amusement here’s me cleaning my floor.
And now the bathroom. Is there anything worse to clean than the bathroom? If there is I don’t want to know about it.
In the case of extremely dirty bathtubs Marissa from Finely Ground did a cleaning experiment and reports on the best way to get the grunge out. I won’t tell you the results, you can click over, but I will tell you it’s simple and easy.
New to me at the new house is shower doors. I was scared of the soap scum until I found this recipe for soap scum killer from Life, Crafts and Whatever. It’s a simple mix that needs to be heated first to get the job done. Spray, wait and wipe. Clean shower doors. Hooray!