Cleaning your home takes a lot of time, and the care of the household is not cheap at all. In the modern world, we have many cleaning products that make our job easier. But, how people cleaned their homes when they weren’t there?
You should ask your grandma. Your grandma surely cleaned her home without these modern chemicals. And her home was spotless. In today’s article, we will show you a few ‘grandma ‘tricks that work like magic and are budget and eco-friendly.
Cleaning Hacks That Are Grandma Approved
- Clean your silver with toothpaste
Fluoride rich toothpaste can be very effective for cleaning silver. Put a little bit of paste on a brush and rub the silver in mild circular motion. When finished, rinse the silver with cold water, wipe it with a towel and let it dry.
- Light bulb air freshener
Back in the day, there weren’t any scented candles or air freshener sprays. That’s why people came with an ingenious idea- a scented light bulb. For this hack, all you need is a light bulb and your favorite extract.
Spread some vanilla extract on your light bulb with a cotton pad, and turn on the lamp. As the bulb is warming up, the wonderful vanilla smell will spread through your home and relax you. You can also spray a little perfume on the bulb. But make sure the bulb is completely cold before you do any of these hacks, otherwise, the bulb will burst.
- DIY window cleaner
How does your grandma clean the windows of the house when there weren’t cleaning products? Actually, it’s pretty simple. She made her own cleaning product. If you mix two tablespoons of white vinegar, two tablespoons of rubbing alcohol and a glass of water you will get the perfect cleaning solution for your windows.
- Whiten your clothes with lemon juice
It is known that lemon is widely used in cosmetics, to bleach dark spots on the skin. And we how it’s refreshing if you put it in a glass of water. However, you can also use lemon juice to naturally bleach your laundry that’s turned yellowing over time.
What you need to do is soak your white clothes in hot water and add half a cup of lemon juice. Leave them for a couple of hours, and then rinse them.
- Clean your bathroom and kitchen with borax
Borax the famous magical powder that is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties can help you clean your house. Borax enhances the cleaning ability of the individual asset and does not adversely affect the environment as most surfactants used in detergents do. You should sprinkle some borax on your bathroom tiles, toilet, shower, kitchen sink or any other area around the house. Then, rub the area with a sponge and leave it for a couple of hours. Afterwards, just rinse the area with water.