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October 11, 2021

Top 17 Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Hacks

With much of the eastern coast in lockdown, and Spring well and truly underway, there’s no better time than the present to tackle a Spring Clean. We’ve collected the best 35 eco-friendly hacks for overhauling your house in the smartest and quickest way this Spring.

Kitchen

  • Remove any expired and unwanted medicines from your medicine cabinet and take them to your nearest pharmacy for safe and environmentally friendly disposal 
  • Use lemon to wipe down any stainless steel taps or kitchen goods
  • Add vinegar to your dishwasher to get rid of any residual smells 
  • Defrost your freezer quickly by unplugging it, removing any food and placing a boiling pot of water in your freezer
  • To remove grease, mix a paste of 1 tablespoon baking soda, ½ tablespoon dish soap, and ½ tablespoon water
  • Put a bowel or lemons, vinegar and water into the microwave and 

Bathroom 

  • To remove stubborn soap scum, cover your shower surface with a 1:1 paste of baking soda and water, then spray with a 1:1 combination of vinegar and water before wiping it down thoroughly 
  • To unclog your shower head, ​​pour white vinegar in a plastic bag and fastens it to the shower head with a rubber band. She advises letting it soak for an hour before wiping clean with a wet cloth.
  • Use a toothbrush and baking soda to clean tile grout 
  • Add one cup of vinegar to your washing machine to freshen up 
  • Mix baking soda, citric acid, and vinegar to make small toilet pods to drop into your toilet and clean 

Living Room

  • DIY your window cleaner by mixing 8 parts water to 1 part vinegar and using a microfibre cloth
  • Use old newspaper to clean windows following 
  • Freshen up your rugs and couches by sprinkling baking soda onto them, letting it sit for 30 minutes, and then vacuuming thoroughly 
  • To clean your monitors and TV screens, simply spray a microfibre cloth with a solution of 1 part vinegar to three parts water and wipe over the screen.

Bedrooms 

  • Freshen up mattresses by sprinkling baking soda all over it, letting it sit for 2-3 hours and vacuuming thoroughly after 30 minutes
  • Cut up old t-shirts and re-use them as cleaning and dusting rags 

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