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How To Clean Your House Without Chemicals



Did you know that the items that you have been using to clean your house might actually be the source of some health problems for you, inviting infection and bacteria that you can't see with naked eye?

Most of the cleaners you use to disinfect homes carry harmful chemicals, which can prove to be problematic for you and your family members.

Like everything else, the solution to this problem can be found by going green. Given below are some ways using which you can clean your house without using any chemicals.

For Your Bathroom

1. Bathroom counters
Adding a dash of rubbing alcohol onto your regular baby wipes turns them into cleaning wipes for all your bathroom counters. These- wipes can also be used for your bathroom cabinets.

2. Floors and walls
For tiled and laminated floors and walls, add a cup of vinegar to a bucket of warm water. You can also add your choice of essential oils so that your floors and walls smell nice, just the way you want them to.

3. Faucets
The faucets can either be cleaned using the above-mentioned wipes or by using cotton balls dipped in rubbing alcohol. If there are hard water stains on your faucets, rub them off using lemon.

4. Drain Plugs
Baking soda, white vinegar and warm water can also help you clean off the ugly-looking soap scum from the water outlets of your bathtubs and washbasins.

5. Drains
Instead of using chemicals to unclog your drains, use baking soda and vinegar. Know more about it here .

For Your Kitchen

1. Cooktops
The grease over your cooktops can be easily removed by making a paste of baking soda and warm water. Use an old toothbrush to clean the grease, instead of using a cloth and chapping your nails.

2. Counter Tops
If your kitchen slabs are made of granite, rubbing alcohol and water mixed in equal parts will make them shine.

3. Microwave
Water and vinegar can soften all the stains on the walls of the microwave, and you don't need to spend more than 5 minutes on it. Know how .

4. Dustbins
Mixing warm water and white vinegar would make the dustbins shine like new. You can also sprinkle some baking soda on the bins to prevent odors later on.

For Your Rooms

1. White vinegar can always replace the disinfectants containing chemicals that we usually buy from the market. Keep it in a spray bottle mixed with water and use it whenever and wherever you see dirt.

2. Mix vinegar and hot water in equal parts and add olive oil to it to make your wooden furniture or wooden floors shine.

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