Whether there is a party in your house, guests arriving for a function or your parents arriving for a couple of days, you are looking forward to the fun times you are going to have with them. As you are cleaning your house, you may be thinking about how much you have to do and instead of that you would rather buy something shiny and new. But, what if we tell you that there’s a way to make the things you have look like they are brand new?
Below, we’ve mentioned things you can shine with by using homemade cleaners.
#1. Wooden furniture
The wooden table in your living room has lived its term and now looks rather old and murky. To restore its glamour, first and foremost make it dust free. Secondly, identify the type of wood your furniture is made of. A common solution used from olden days to polish wooden furniture is a mixture of olive oil and white vinegar. An ideal ratio for the mixture should be 4:1. After mixing the solution well, pour it in a spray can. It is recommended that you should not spray mixture directly on furniture, but on a soft cloth and test run it on a small spot. If the wood is too old, let the mixture rest on it for some time and let it penetrate the wood. Afterwards reapply the mixture and clean it using circular motion. The shine will definitely last for months.
Though one of the most important household item, the good old radiator never gets the cleaning it deserves. To maintain a proper temperature in the house, periodic cleaning is a must for any radiator. The first thing to do is to clean it thoroughly using a dry cloth. Depending on the type of material of your radiator cleaning ingredients may differ. If it’s aluminium, a solution of soapy water can come to your rescue. For stainless steel, white or cider vinegar will do justice. While you are at it, also give that towel radiator a good shine.
#3. Flower vases
It’s not every day you get chocolates or sweets from guests. Maybe your date got you some flowers which you’re obliged to put in that flower vase you haven’t cleaned in ages. Awkward, right? Well, better not forget to clean it this time. To clean a vase made of glass make a mixture of water, vinegar and lemon juice. The ideal quantity should be two cups of water, two tablespoons vinegar and ten drops of lemon juice to cut down on the smell of vinegar. Put this mixture in a spray can, spray it on glass and give that glass a good wipe.
It is time that you shine the screens you keep staring at all day long. To clean a TV or computer screen, make a mixture of Iso Propyl Alcohol (IPA) and distilled water with a ratio of 1:1. Pour this mixture into a small spray bottle. Spray the mixture on a lint free cloth and never directly on screen as the sprayed liquid may reach inside the electronics and ruin the mechanics within. When cleaning a screen, do not use circular motions rather clean it using single stroke swipes from top to bottom.
#5. Kitchen sink
Nothing puts one off from preparing a delicious meal like a dirty, grubby looking sink would. The trick to make your stainless steel sink shine is to make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Apply this paste all over the sink and give it a good scrub. Afterwards, run the water and rinse it thoroughly. If you are still able to see water spots, get some white vinegar on a cloth or sponge and rub down the spot with it. This is a must-do procedure if your mother-in-law is coming over.
Hope the above procedures help you shine your house without breaking a sweat. Remember, cleanliness promotes health. So, the cleaner you live, the healthier your life will be.