Green cleaning tips

Posted By on February 18, 2014, in Uncategorized0 Comments

Green cleaning tips

These days the supermarket shelves are full of cleaning products.  Many contain very strong ingredients that can harm people, animals and often surfaces they are meant to clean and most are harmful to the environment. At Tailor Maid we pride ourselves on researching the best ways to clean our client’s homes using methods and products that are safe for our clients, the environment and ourselves.

Here are some of our favorite tips and ideas for greener cleaning around the house:

Defogging your bathroom mirror

To stop your bathroom mirror fogging up with steam after your shower, clean the mirror with shaving cream. Rub shaving cream all over the mirror, then wipe it off well with a soft cloth.  You will then have a clear view after showering.

Rust removal from sinks, baths, toilets and tiles.

Use lemon juice and salt.

Shower curtains

Place several large bath towels in the washing machine along with the shower curtain.  Add ½ cup vinegar. Remove curtain before the spin cycle and hang immediately. Soaking shower curtains in salt water will prevent mildew.

Toilet bowl stain removal

Pour a can of coca cola in the toilet bowl and let it sit for a while; the phosphoric acid in the coca cola will work on the stain.  Or put a few denture cleaning tablets in the bowl.

Clean hard to reach spots in bathroom

Keep an extra toothbrush in the bathroom for cleaning awkward places, including plug chains.

Homemade wood furniture polish

In a pump spray bottle, place one teaspoon of light olive oil and half a cup of white vinegar.  Shake well.  This is as effective as any store bought product, yet is far more economical.

Mirrors and glasses

Make up a spray with 50% vinegar and 50% cold water, then add half a teaspoon of washing up liquid and shake well.  Use a microfiber cloth to polish.


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