Spring Cleaning Extras, Make Your Own
Here are some more ideas to help you get started on Spring Cleaning:
Infuse vegetable oil with lavender, rosemary, or thyme for a couple of weeks and use this to polish any natural-wood furniture or surfaces. This feeds the wood and brings it to a beautiful shine without applying an artificial layer; it also allows the wood to breathe. The herbs you use will add a lovely fragrance; add essential oils instead of fresh herbs for an instant result.
Use salt as an abrasive, and add lemon juice to make a powerful antibacterial scrub for your chopping boards, bath, or stubborn sticky marks. Make sure you rinse well after using it, however, or else your food will taste like dodgy tequila! A paste of lemon juice and salt is also wonderful for cleaning copper and brass.
Try sprinkling your carpets with baking soda and fresh herbs. Leave it for 15 minutes, then vacuum. This makes a great deodorizer.
Bring in the outside.
Fill a vase with fresh flowers and open the windows. This will work better than any commercial air freshener on the market.
My top tip for those hard-to-reach cobwebs! Drape a damp cloth over a balloon and throw it up against the cobwebs. They will attach to the cloth and the balloon will float back down to you. The kids love this one!
Try, if you can, to clean your home in a clockwise (deosil) motion. Use this same motion when polishing and scrubbing as well. This empowers what you are doing with positivity.
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