I am proud to say I keep our place clean. I just have it in me. Some call me clean-freak but I like to call it just «clean». So when Spring cleaning season comes, I get really excited like if it was a Holiday.
I use baking soda and vinegar like crazy. These are my two secret cleaning weapons.
1) I wash my pillows. Yes, some pillows can be washed. Make sure you read the instruction sewn to the pillow though. I throw just two at a time in the washer with tennis ball inside a sock.(This prevents bumps in the pillow). I wash them with the «dedicates» option with 1/2 detergent and 1/2 baking soda.
After the cycle is over I put them in the drier with two tennis balls in the «tumble dry low» cycle. They never dry completely so I take them out and leave them in a sunny spot for a couple of hours. New pillows for you.
2) Refresh my mattress. I take 4 cups baking soda, some drops of lemon essential oil and mix them together. Then I swift the mix with a strainer on the naked mattress. I leave it for a couple of hours and then I vacuum throughly. Let me tell you it smells amazing afterwards. 3) Clean washer. (Oh yes, that get’s dirty too.) I pour baking soda into the detergent dispenser and a cup of vinegar in the bleach dispenser.(Never mix bleach and vinegar together). Then I run a short cycle. This eliminates the moldy smell. 4) Same here. Clean the dishwasher. Instead of dishwasher detergent I use baking soda for this cycle. In a glass bowl I pour 2 cups of vinegar and put it in the top drawer of the dishwasher. I run the hot water cycle.
5) I fill the coffee maker with vinegar and water. For every cup of vinegar use three cups of water (The smell is a little bit nasty so try to keep a window open). I run two times the coffee maker with this mix and then run three times the coffee maker with just water. (Believe me you do not want your coffee to taste like vinegar espresso).
I have to confess I do this every two or three months because you know me, I just like everything really clean.
So, do you guys have any particular Spring cleaning spots?
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I too like a clean and tidy house. I have tried baking soda as a replacement to dishwashing powder or tablets, but I didn’t like the outcome. I am still looking for another option. If you find one, let me know. I have been successfully using white vinegar as a fabric softener for nearly 10 years. Just put 1-2 teaspoons into the fabric softener drawer. Wash as per normal.
Love the tip! I will try it for sure! I love the smell of fabric softener but hate how my skin gets so itchy. As for the dishwasher powder, I also tried baking soda but the results were not what I expected. What I do is that I use the normal dishwashing powder and pour vinegar as a glass shiner for cloudy drinking cups. Let me know if you find something to substitute the powder. 🙂
Have been experimenting with scent. I have added 1 drop of Lavender essential oil in with the vinegar. I am sure you could try any scent. See how you go.
For sure I will try it! Lavender is really soothing so I guess it will have a double plus! I have vanilla scent at home I am going to try that one too. 🙂