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Environmentally friendly ways to clean your apartment

Imagine you coming back home from a hectic work schedule and find your house a total mess with all your things lying here and there, kitchen filled with unwashed utensils and a layer of dust on the floors.

Environmentally friendly ways to clean your apartment - Hanging Keys
Environmentally friendly ways to clean your apartment - Hanging Keys

A clean home is a happy home.

Imagine you coming back home from a hectic work schedule and find your house a total mess with all your things lying here and there, kitchen filled with unwashed utensils and a layer of dust on the floors.

EEWW

No one would be pleased if welcomed by such scenario.

Want a clean kitchen?

Want a clean home?

And you don’t have enough time to buy those branded expensive cleaning products from your nearby departmental stores.

No worries, let’s pay a look at some natural cleaning products which can be found in plenty in the cupboards of your kitchen that will keep your apartment look clean and fresh for long.

Natural cleaning products like vinegar, baking soda etc. not only helps in wiping off the dust from your apartment but save on your wallets as well.

Coffee grounds

Used coffee grounds are a natural scrub that can be used to clean off the dirt from cookware or hard surfaces like slab of your kitchen. If you have a stinking kitchen or refrigerator, put an open cup of used coffee grounds,as they will soak up the foul odors of vegetables or other eatables.

Vinegar

Vinegar is a versatile cleaning agent when it comes to green cleaning with no use of toxic chemicals. Can be mixed with water in a 1:1 ration to give your glass windows or TV screens extra shine with no streaks. Vinegar does wonders when it comes to clean your hardwood floors or tiles,all you need to do is mix one cup of vinegar, one cup of hot water, and few drops of dish soap. It also works as a fabric softener so dont forget to add a splash of vinegar to your wash next time.

Vodka

Have a bundle of clothes for laundry but don’t have time to go to the drycleaner, well mix 1 cup of vodka with 1 cup of water and spray over your clothes to eliminate the foul smell at least for 2 days.Who knew vodka can be used as a cleaning product as well.

Wait.

You don’t need to buy a new vodka bottle from the store but leftovers from your last house party can also be used to deodorize your apartment.

Baking Soda

Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on your carpets/rugs and let it rest for around half an hour before vacuuming to make them look fresh and clean. Scrub the hard surfaces like tiles or sink with the mixture of baking soda with a dash of lemon juice and few drops of essential oils (tea tree or citrus) infused in it. Dirty marks on the pretty walls of your apartment can be also cleaned with a damp sponge dipped in baking soda.

Cooking oils

Yes, you read it right. Cooking oils can be rightly used on leather shoes or bags to give extra shine.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice can be diluted with water for an easy countertop spray and wipe off any smells that may latch on to the corners in no time.

Cleaning and organizing is a practice, not a project. – Meagan Francis

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