Trick or Tip

Everyone loves a clean home but sometimes we need a little help with tricks and tips on how to get the house there. Today I am going to give you some tricks and tips on cleaning your home or even office, with products you can find in your pantry. So the next time you have guests coming over, try these tricks and tips to get the house cleaned fast.

Something that is really important to us at Omega Commercial Cleaning, is using eco friendly products. As a consumer, I do know that the prices for eco friendly products can be a bit overwhelming. So, I wanted to give you some tips on how to make some ecofriendly products at home, with products you can find in your pantry.

Trick # 1:

With the Holidays right around the corner, my whole house could use a wipe-down. This ecofriendly all-purpose cleaner is an easy and efficient way for me to do that. I use all-purpose cleaner in my kitchen to wipe down the sink, countertops, the front of my cabinets and to dust off my stove and microwave. I also use it in the bathroom, laundry room, living room and bedrooms. Its an all over cleaner that I feel good to use in my home.

Easy DIY EcoFriendly All-Purpose Cleaner

Making an ecofriendly all-purpose cleaner is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3. There are 3 main ingredients and 1 optional ingredient in this all-purpose cleaner: - 1 Tablespoon baking soda - 1 Cup white vinegar - 1 Cup warm water - (Optional) 1 to 2 drops of your favorite essential oil, our favorite is lavender

In a large spray bottle, first combine the baking soda and vinegar. After those are combined add the warm water and essential oil and YOUR DONE. Its that simple, to use just spray and wipe down with a sponge.

This recipe is great for people who don’t like those harsh chemicals while cleaning. The vinegar kills germs with the acetic acid and combining it with the baking soda adds a great cleaning base to get the sticky, crusted on gunk. Adding the lavender essential oil helps your house smell so fresh and relaxing. I like to use essential oils in my cleaners to give me that just cleaned feeling, and it also helps so my house not smell of vinegar. This cleaner is a great way to save some money and be ecofriendly.

Tip #1:

Those of you with kids know that arts and crafts time is fun, but what do you do when the crayon or colored pencil misses the paper and ends up on your wood table or chairs? I am going to give you solution for that. Its simple and easy, spread some toothpaste across the mess and use a rag to buff it out. It instantly erases those lines with ease and leaves your table as good as new.

Trick #2:

Garbage disposals can get pretty funky and the blades can get dull, but how do you get down there and clean those blades and get the smell out, without taking apart the whole thing? Taking a frozen lemon wedge and putting it down in the disposal, it takes away those harsh smells and sharpens the blades too. Just turn on your water and disposal and it cleans it itself.

Tip #2:

Okay ladies, do you have build up on your hair brush from the products that you use? I have an easy solution to get the gunk off and refresh your brush. Mix a bowl of dish soap and warm water and scrub the brush lightly. Let it soak in the water for 10 min and rinse and it comes our as good as new. Just make sure you dry the brush before use.

Trick #3:

When you run the water in your tub or sink, does it take awhile for your water to drain? It could mean a clogged drain, which can be easy to clean. The first step is to get a ½ cup of baking soda and pour it down the drain. Follow that up by a cup of vinegar and wait 5 minutes. Flush the solution down with a kettle of hot water and watch as the water seamlessly goes down the drain.

Tip #3:

Go into the kitchen, pull out your cutting board, do you see stains? I have an easy hack to get the gunk out of the knife marks on your cutting board. You need 2 products, a lemon cut in half and kosher salt. First sprinkle the cutting board with the kosher salt, then use your cut lemon to massage the salt into your board. When you are done, and the board is clean, rinse with water and leave out to dry. The lemon and salt helps pull those stains out and leaves your board lemony fresh.

Trick #4:

Since you are in the kitchen already, go ahead and feel the front of your cabinets, do you feel a sticky greasy feeling? Well this trick will help eliminate that fast. Add a teaspoon of dish soap in a spray bottle with warm water, shake it up and mist the cabinets then just wipe away the greasy feeling. They are good as new.

Tip #4:

If you’re like me and have animals, you know how fast the dog or cat hair can build up. I found something that is easy and fast to pick up hair off furniture and other surfaces around the house. Put on a pair of rubber gloves and get them damp. While wearing them walk around the house and use your gloves to pick up the hair, the damp gloves work like magnets to pick up fur.

Trick #5:

I pulled some of my coffee mugs out of the dishwasher yesterday and was shocked to still find a coffee stains in my mug. I remember a trick I have learned from my family, I used some toothpaste on a toothbrush and the stain came right out. They were even brighter then when I bought them. That's what I call clean.

Tip #5:

Another ring that can be difficult to clean, is a water ring around your shower and sink drains. A good, cheap way to get rid of those is to mix one part toothpaste, one part baking soda. Using a damp cloth, buff with the grain over the spot and it disappears, take a dry cloth and wipe away for a sparkle finish.


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