It may seem unbelievable at first, but you can clean with the same efficiency during an epidemic without any extra shopping and preparation. Do not leave the apartment! Instead of going to the store, head to the refrigerator and the pantry, which are full of natural disinfectant and degreasing treasures! Below we have made a list of the most important ones and also tell you what you can use them for!
Let’s start with the great classic, baking soda, which has legendary softening, decalcifying and degreasing effects. It is perfect for washing dishes in the kitchen, as it dissolves greasy dirt when dissolved in warm water. It is also ideal for oven and stove cleaning: mix it into a glob with a little water and apply on dark, burnt stains. Leave on for twenty minutes and then scrub with a sponge. You can also make great use of dry baking soda by using it to neutralize unpleasant odors in your fridge. You can also scatter it around the migration path of insects, keeping unwanted pests away.
The other natural cleaning favourite is none other than vinegar. You can use it undiluted to clean the toilet, as it easily dissolves limescale deposits on the toilet bowl while also deodorizing it. Vinegar can also replace the chemicals used for floor cleaning: add 3 decilitres of vinegar to a bucket of water and wash it off. Your floor will not only be shiny but also hygienic. You should also wash the window glass or bathroom mirror with vinegar water and then wipe it dry with a soft microfiber cloth.
The other big favorite is lemon, which is a strong limescale remover that also neutralizes odors. Cut a lemon in half, rub it on the limescale pins and other chrome surfaces, leave it on for a few hours, then rinse. You can also squeeze the lemon in water, put it in the microwave, boil the water for a minute, then wipe off any dirt from the inside of the microwave that has softened in the lemon steam.
Tea tree oil
Due to its antibacterial effect, you can also use tea tree oil during a thorough housecleaning. You can drip a few drops into water when washing up the floor, or even put it into the diffuser to freshen the air.
It’s also worth looking around on the spice rack: salt, corn-starch, or leafy black tea can be perfect for refreshing your carpets. Brush the surface with one or a mixture of these, then vacuum thoroughly. Be creative, using the right cleaning tools you can achieve professional cleanliness at home with natural treasures.