Is it necessary to introduce strong chemicals into your kitchen in order to keep it sanitary? No. It is perfectly possible to keep your home clean without having to resort to the use of chemicals. Not only are natural remedies safer for both you and the environment, they can also save you money and prove more effective than chemicals. Read on to discover a few ways in which you can fix household problems with alternative vegan, eco-friendly solutions.
Common stains can easily be fixed with natural remedies. On clothing, a teaspoon of white vinegar can work wonders for tea and coffee stains. Let the vinegar sit on the stain, then, after a few minutes, the irritating spot will be easier to wash away. Soaking a sweat-stained shirt in water and half a cup of salt can help with the yellowing under the arms. Salt can also help with red wine stains. Grease stains can be easily fixed with baking soda. Just remember, when it comes to stains, rinse your garments in cold water, not hot, and tackle the problem right away.
Stains on countertops, mugs, and other surfaces can also be resolved with natural solutions such as baking soda and vinegar. Scrub the surface or object with baking soda or a natural cleaning mixture of baking soda and vinegar, then rinse. It’s so effective, it’s like magic!
There are natural ways to unclog a drain that don't require you to use harmful chemicals. For example, baking soda and vinegar are very effective when it comes to drains. Because baking soda, as a somewhat alkaline mineral compound, easily dissolves deposits of minerals and organic material such as grease, it is a great solution for breaking down the fat, oil, and grease that often cause clogged drains.
It is also a good idea to keep the sink from clogging in the first place. Check the trap regularly and clean it out or replace it with a new one if necessary. Most sink clogs can be prevented by keeping an eye on the state of the trap.
Cleaning a messy oven can be a difficult task—problematic, even. When the grease, stains, and burnt spills seem too much for any natural cleaner, never fear. Despite the seeming intensity of the state of your oven, there are still many eco-friendly options. Baking soda is a very effective oven cleaner. Other options include using lemon or salt and vinegar.
There is no reason you should have to compromise your green-living values in order to keep your house clean. Natural, eco-friendly remedies are not only effective, safe, and inexpensive—they are also abundant.
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