home cleaning tips and tricks

Everyone who cares about the future of the planet, from kids to home cleaning experts, are trying to embrace the new, green way of life. In terms of housecleaning, this means tackling anything from stains on the upholstery to toilet scrubbing using an eco-friendly approach. Jump on the bandwagon and check out our green home cleaning tips and tricks!

Green home cleaning tips and tricks call for common household products

Stock up on lemon, salt, vinegar and baking soda. It will cost you next to nothing and the effect could be nothing short of amazing.

Cleaning metal items

One part salt, one part vinegar, one part flour and you have an excellent paste for polishing copper and brass.  Cover the item with the paste using a soft cloth, let it dry for an hour, then wipe it off using another soft cloth.

You can also clean tarnished brass and copper using half a lemon dipped in salt to rub the item with, after which it should be rinsed and dried.

Another popular home remedy for tarnished copper is vinegar in a spray bottle. After spraying the item with vinegar, sprinkle it with salt and wipe it thoroughly.

Home cleaning tips and tricks for polishing furniture

Mix 2 parts olive oil with 1 part lemon juice and use a soft cloth to apply the mixture to the furniture. The wood will look fresh and shiny, and its smell will be delicious!

To remove marks from dishes, mugs, glasses and the like, make a fine paste using salt and lemon juice or salad oil. Apply the paste to the surface, buff it and wipe it off using a soft cloth to avoid leaving scratches.

Vinyl items

Lemon juice to the rescue – again! Dip a cloth in it and remove stains from vinyl.

Home cleaning tips and tricks for cleaning glass

People who live in glass houses should know this: mix 4 tablespoons of lemon juice and half a gallon of water to clean glass and mirrors. Alternatives include rubbing alcohol and witchhazel. For wiping, it’s best to use an old 100% cotton T-shirt as it’s lint-free.

Home cleaning tips and tricks for cleaning floors

Use a mop to apply a solution of one cup of vinegar and one gallon of warm water into ceramic tiles, linoleum, vinyl or wood floors. It removes grease and makes the floor shiny. Plus, no need for rinsing! To make the floor shinier, use club soda.

Remove the odors when painting indoors

The powerful scent of vinegar is a way to make the house more habitable when painting indoors. Just scatter dishes filled with vinegar about the house and leave them there for a few days, even after you’ve finished the painting project. Remember to change the vinegar every day.

Ask No More Chores for a few essential home cleaning tips and tricks – or let us show them to you!

Knowing a few handy home cleaning tips and tricks is always appreciated, but why should you miss out on all the advantages of modern living, among which is, of course, being able to leave the housework in the competent hands of others. Here at No More Chores, we go all out every single time, because we want to earn your trust and deserve your loyalty. Our first-rate cleaners go above and beyond to be the best in the business. Call us today and let us know what we can do for you!