Turning your house into tip-top shape for the Spring doesn’t need to leave it reeking of chemicals and detergents. Here are five ways to do your top-to-bottom tidying with items from around the house.


Scrub it with salt
Give a new life to copper with a combination of lemon and salt. Slice a lemon in half and dip it in coarse salt, them loofah the pot to a luxurious shine.

Freshen up your furniture
Mix together 1/4 cup white vinegar with a few drops of olive oil. Polish with a soft cloth, going with the grain. You can also use lemon juice instead of vinegar.lemon

Fix up those floors
Mix together a solution of vinegar and water and mop clean for the freshest, easiest floor fix

Put away the paper towels
Leaving lint and streaks on your windows is usually the best a paper towel can do. For a streak-free, flawless finish, with not a speck of residue to be seen? Use newspaper, instead.

Kick the clog
Have a blocked up drain? No problem. Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, then slowly pour in 1 cup of white vinegar. Given your knowledge on how to build volcano eruptions as a kid, you probably can picture the action in the pipes. Let it sit for about 5 minutes (and if you can cover it, even better). Follow with 4 to 5 litres of boiling water.

What’s your favourite all-natural cleaning tip? Tell us about it!

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