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How to clean your home without cleaning out the bank

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Tips to cleaning your home in the most cost-effective way

Cleaning your home shouldn’t clean out your bank account. Seeing as you’ll be cleaning up after yourself and will want your family to do so too, you’ll need to invest in the most cost-effective ways to live in a sparkly home. Here are a few of our tips to do this:

Always do it yourself

Buy a spray bottle from any grocery store and fill it three quarters with vinegar. All you’ll need to add to this is a few drops of dishwashing liquid and top it up with water. This concoction will ensure a clean area (as it is a disinfectant) and is safe to use in the kitchen and bathroom.

Vinegar is your best friend

Cleaning your kitchen and bathroom is not the only use for the versatile product, as it can be used when you clean your microwave too. Place equal-parts of vinegar and water in a microwavable container and heat it for about eight minutes. Open the microwave, let it cool a bit and then wipe down the microwave with a sponge, or preferably, a paper towel.

Don’t let your drain, drain you

Back at it with the ever-useful vinegar; add a bit of bicarbonate of soda and boiling water to unclog your drain easily. Take a cup of vinegar, half a cup of bicarbonate of soda and half a litre of boiling water and pour it in this order; bicarbonate of soda first, then the vinegar and then wait 15 minutes (after you've covered the drain with a cup) before pouring the boiling water down the plug hole.

Vinegar again you say?
Clean your stained pans with a little mixture of vinegar and water. With pots, you can clean the bottom with a bicarbonate of soda and water paste that you can rub onto the bottom and remove with a nylon-bottomed sponge.

Laundry liquid could last forever?
Our favourite cleaning products are back to make sure your washing liquid lasts much longer than you thought. Take half a cup of bicarbonate of soda and add it to you liquid detergent, this will let it last for more washes as well as getting those pesky dull whites to sparkle.

 

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Author: Berman Brothers

Submitted 14 Sep 17 / Views 2150