With spring cleaning right around the corner, it's time to prepare yourself for days full of scrubbing, sponging, wiping, and washing. Okay, perhaps spring isn't the only time of the year when cleaning needs to get done, but it's a good reminder that you should always keep your living space nice and tidy. Clean surfaces mean less opportunity for bacteria growth.
Now, when it is time to clean, how do you go about it? Do you immediately head to the store and buy a bunch of products? If you answered yes to that question, it's time to rethink your answer. Many effective cleaning products are already in your house, like in the kitchen and in the pantry. Rachel Talbott is here to teach you a few tricks.
If you want to clean the microwave, place a bowl of water and vinegar inside and microwave for 10 minutes.
Want to polish your sink and remove foul odors? Cut a lemon in half, pour salt over the exposed area and then use the lemon to scrub the entirety of the sink.
If you have children who can't play with their toys without getting them dirty, here's a handy hack for cleaning said toys. Throw them into a mesh bag and into the washing machine. This is especially helpful if you need to clean Legos, as their crevices are easily filled with dirt and other such things.
To clean your Keurig, fill the water reservoir with vinegar and brew until it runs clear.
To make your own household disinfectant, combine water, vinegar, tea tree oil, and an essential oil of your choosing. This will come in handy when you need to clean surfaces that see a lot of activity.
If you have a Swiffer and aren't keen on buying replacement pads all the time, consider using an old sock. That should do the trick.
Below, you can watch as Rachel showcases her many cleaning hacks.