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10 Ways to Freshen and Clean Your Home Naturally

With spring just around the corner, thoughts are turning to spring cleaning.  Spring cleaning is a time to get the old air out of your house and to get that gleam and shine to appear on surfaces again.  Here are 10 ways to freshen & clean your home naturally:


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#1)  Bring some fresh plants and flowers into your home.

#2)  Open a window and allow those spring breezes to blow through your home.

#3)  Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down counters and walls.  Microfiber cloths are woven with many fibers per square inch and not only wipe away bacteria but also traps and pulls bacteria away from your home surfaces.

#4)  Wash forgotten items like throw blankets and pillows. If drying them in the dryer, add a drop of essential oil to wool dryer balls for a natural, clean scent.

#5)  Run vinegar through your coffee maker to make it sparkling clean.

#6)  Place lemon, ice, baking soda and vinegar in your garburator.  Let sit for 10 minutes and then switch on.

#7)  Use lemon essential oil as a natural furniture polish.

#8)  Add cinnamon, lemon, other fruits and spices to produce a nice smell in the air. Or use a diffuser and diffuse some of your favorite essential oils.

#9)  Mix vinegar and orange or lemon peels in a jar. Leave for a few days, and then use as a multipurpose cleaner around the house.

#10)  To wash your windows, mix equal parts of white distilled vinegar and warm water. Dry with a soft cloth for a streak-free shine!

What are your tips to clean and freshen your home naturally?

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Christine Holliday

Monday 29th of February 2016

Some good tips there. I mix my lemon ess oil with peroxide for mirrors, windows

Julie F

Saturday 27th of February 2016

I add a tiny bit of dish soap to my vinegar and water for cleaning windows and then rinse with water!

Doris Calvert

Thursday 5th of March 2015

Great tips, can I make one suggestion to try when cleaning windows with the vinegar and water trying using new paper it works great and make sure not to do it in the sun or you will get streaks! This is what I found being this old!!