Cleaning your home

See our Clean and Green guide to cleaning your house effectively using regular household pantry items like lemon and vinegar.


Published: 2016-10-25
Time to clean curtains sm

Spring is a good time to clean your curtains.

Look at the hem of your curtains for the cleaning instructions or follow the instructions below:

  1. Remove plastic hooks before putting the curtains in the washing machine.
  2. Either gently vacuum with appropriate attachment or machine wash on a gentle cycle set up to 40 degrees Celsius.
  3. Drip-dry in the shade, iron with a cool iron and replace hooks.

Published: 2016-06-01
Cleaning green Baking soda

Baking soda can help remove strong, smelly odours from household laundry even when, after repeated washing, they still linger.

  • Smoky smells 
  • Sweat odours 
  • Mechanical smells


Published: 2016-06-01
Cleaning green Vinegar

White vinegar naturally cleans like an all-purpose cleaner.

Mix a solution of equal quantities of water and vinegar in a new, store-bought spray bottle and you have a solution that will clean most areas of your home. It is a not only a great natural cleaning product it can also be used as a disinfectant and deodoriser. Always test on a small area to check for colour-fastness first.

It is safe to use on most surfaces and has the added bonus of being incredibly cheap...

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Published: 2016-06-01
Cleaning green Lemon juice

Lemon juice is another natural substance that can be used for cleaning around your home.

For removing rust stains from fabric, dab a paste of lemon juice and salt on the stain and leave for an hour. Rinse and repeat if necessary. 

Lemon is a great substance to clean and shine brass and copper. Cut one in half, sprinkle salt on it and rub over the surface.

Published: 2016-05-24
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