See our Clean and Green guide to cleaning your house effectively using regular household pantry items like lemon and vinegar.
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:
Baking soda can help remove strong, smelly odours from household laundry even when, after repeated washing, they still linger.
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...
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.
Cheap and environmentally friendly hints and tips for around your home.