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10 Tips For Spring Cleaning – Naturally!

10 Ways to Clean Naturally

If you’re anything like me, you’re more than ready for sunny days and the fresh breeze of springtime. It’s high time to open the windows, air out the house, roll up our sleeves and get going on that spring cleaning!

I tend to be a bit hesitant to pull out the harsh chemicals when it comes to deep cleaning my home in preparation for warm weather. With children and pets running around the house, I’m a big fan of natural ways to make my home sparkle!

This week found me scouring the internet (pun absolutely intended!) for new ideas on keeping my spring cleaning safe, natural, simple and effective. Here are a few I’ve found!

How to Clean Your Counter With Lemons

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“To clean and disinfect a laminate counter top or cutting board, cut one whole lemon and in half and squeeze its juice onto the counter top. Work the juice into stains, using the lemon halves as scrubbing tools. Let the juice sit on the stains until these disappear. The citric acid content of the lemons removes the stains. Rinse the counter with clean water and dry it.”

How To Clean With Lemon Juice – Hipp’s Help

How to Clean Your Plants With Salt

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Artificial flowers: Place the fake blooms inside a paper bag and pour in salt.

Close the bag and shake vigorously. The salt will dislodge accumulated dust and dirt.”

All Natural Cleaning Solutions – Real Simple

How to Clean Your Walls With Baking Soda

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How to Remove Crayon from Walls:

Make a paste with baking soda and water.
Gently scrub the crayon marks with the paste.”

How To Clean With Baking Soda – Tidy Mom

How to Clean Tile With Toothpaste

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Spackle nail holes in a wall in lieu of plaster.

Clean tile grout and shower runners. Remove build-up with recycled old toothbrushes and paste and rinse with vinegar.”

Toothpaste Tips – TreeHugger

How to Clean Mold With Tea Tree Oil

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“I recently had a knock-down, drag-out fight with mold. Things got ugly fast when a leak in the basement wasn’t fixed quickly enough, and before long, mold was all over everything that was stored down there. While I had to throw a lot of things away, I saved a lot thanks to a really easy and natural solution that kills virtually all strains of fungus – plain white vinegar with about a teaspoon of tea tree oil added to it, in a spray bottle. Spray liberally and vigorously wipe all affected surfaces, but don’t rinse.”

Tea Tree Oil: Germ Killing, Super Cleaning Uses – EcoSalon

How to Clean Windows With Newspaper

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“When buffing the clean, dry glass, use a pad of crumpled newspaper. The printers’ ink will give your windows an extra sparkle.”

Guide To Crystal Clean Windows – House To Home

How to Clean Your Home With Vodka

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“Make an all purpose cleaner by just mixing 1 part of vodka with 2 parts of water. Don’t worry when the vodka dries the smell of it disappears. This mixture also works perfect on mirrors and glass surfaces.”

How To Use Vodka For Cleaning – House Cleaning Tips

How to Clean Your Furniture With Olive Oil

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Combine ¼ cup olive oil with 4 tablespoons vinegar and 2 teaspoons lemon juice for a homemade furniture polish. Mix ingredients together, pour into a spray bottle and shake well before use. Store leftover polish in the fridge to prevent the lemon juice from going bad.”

Uses For Olive Oil – Mother Earth Living

How to Clean Your Bathroom With Peroxide

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“Add 2 oz. of 3% hydrogen peroxide to your regular dishwasher’s washing formula.

Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.”

The Benefits Of Hydrogen Peroxide – Dr. Akilah El

How to Clean Your Carpet With Vinegar

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Carpet Stains—after blotting stain with paper towel, mix one teaspoon dish soap with one teaspoon vinegar dissolved in 2 1/2 cups warm water. Apply to stain and rub gently. Rinse with warm water. Blot dry.”

10 Ways To Clean With Vinegar – Apartment Therapy

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Tell me – are you ready for spring?

What’s the #1 area in your home that could benefit from some deep cleaning?

What do you think?

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Comments

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    Thank you for the wonderful information, and I will definitely revisit this article and use some of the tips. The homemade furniture polish using olive oil sounds intriguing. Hopefully, it works well. I am sure it will, but may just require a little extra work.

  2. 4

    I’m ready for the Spring just not so much the clean. LOL. I do love to have the house looking nice and sparkling and the smell of clean. Once I get started cleaning its ok. Just getting started is hard.

  3. 5

    FANTASTIC information. And just in time for spring cleaning. I didn’t know about some of these. Definitely going to put it to use!