You don’t have to spend money on specialty products to clean your house. These natural cleaners can help make your house clean and save money. There are wonderful natural cleaners stored in your cupboards you may not know about. Try some of these DIY house cleaning hacks and see how extraordinarily useful some of your household items can be!
9 Different Natural Cleaners You Never Thought Works
1. Make an Oatmeal Paste to Clean Dirty Hands
If you have been playing with your kids in the mud or have been tending your organic garden, those muddy hands will not be a problem. Simply make a thick paste with oatmeal and water and use this to scrub your hands thoroughly then rinse well.
2. Clean Your Sink with Club Soda
The club soda stocked in your fridge may be the answer to your worn-out stainless-steel sink. Damp a cloth with some club soda and rub it on sink until it shines. Don’t forget to wipe it dry with a clean cloth.
3. Get Stains Out of Your Carpet with Cornstarch
Instead of calling for professional carpet cleaners, cornstarch may be able to clean grease spills from your carpet. Leave some cornstarch on the grease spot for 15-30 minutes and then use a vacuum to clean it all up.
4. Clean Vases and Bottles with Rice Grains
Rice grains are a great natural cleaner! If you’re having trouble cleaning thin-necked bottles and vases, try filling a quarter of it with water and a tablespoon of rice grains. Vigorously shake the vase or bottle to make sure the rice grains rub off the dirt inside.
5. Use Ketchup to Remove Tarnish
Squeezing some ketchup onto your brass and copper cookware may actually help remove some of the tarnish. Make sure to rub the sauce with a piece of cloth for a few minutes and rinse it with warm water. When you dry it with a towel, you may notice it return to its original color.
6. Erase Markers with Rubbing Alcohol
Rubbing alcohol is great for removing permanent-marker from your walls, countertops, and wood floors. Soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and rub it against the surface until the marks clear up.
7. Wipe Your Keyboard with Hydrogen Peroxide
If you have a family computer and it’s being used a lot, then chances are your keyboard and mouse may be sticky. Clean your keyboard and mouse with hydrogen peroxide and use a cotton swab to reach every nook.
8. Get Rid of Rust with Black Tea
Brewed black tea, after it has cooled down, is a great solution for rusty house and garden tools. Fill a bucket with black tea and soak your rusted tools in it for a couple of hours before wiping them with a cloth and the rust may come right off!
9. Remove Wax Drips with Glycerin
If you have a few stubborn dried-up wax drippings on your candlesticks, glycerin may help you rub it clean. Use a cotton ball moistened with glycerin and rub it onto the candlestick until the wax comes off.
Watch this video from Samantha Lindsey to find out how to make your own natural cleaning products!
Some products are sold for a specific purpose, but these household items can also be used as great cleaners for rust, mold, and even dried wax drippings. Using these natural cleaners isn’t just economical but also environmental. These may be your greatest alternative to chemical-based house cleaners.
Have you tried any of these natural cleaners at home? Which one was the most effective? Share your thoughts and experience with us in the comments section below!