Natural Cleaning Products And Equipments
Natural Cleaning Products And Equipments – If you are considering using natural products to clean your home, you are going to need more than just the basic cleaning substances, which are, of course, baking soda and vinegar as the staples alongside some other odds and ends. You will also need some actual “hardware” to do the cleaning.
Natural cleaning products, seeing as they have multiple uses, don’t come in ready-to-use packages that make things easy for the cleaner. And you still have to find something to apply the elbow grease – a necessary ingredient in any natural cleaning product.
You will also need:
1. Spray dispenser bottles. Many natural cleaning products (vinegar and vodka, to name a couple) need to be sprayed onto whatever they’re cleaning. You can buy these from a garden shop (where they’re called plant misters) or from a chemist. Or if you have some commercial cleaning products that came in a spray dispenser bottle, get rid of the contents of the bottle, give the bottle a really good clean and rinse to get rid of the residue, and re-use the bottle for your new natural cleaners.
2. Screw-top jars. Some polishes and cleaning pastes you can make yourself need to be kept in airtight jars. These are very simple to acquire. Don’t throw out the empty jam jar or peanut butter jar. Again, give it a good rinse out and use it. It pays to remove the old label as well (or stick a new label over the top) so you know what’s inside and how to use it.
3. Soft, lint-free cloths. No matter what you use for cleaning, you will need one of these. In fact, you’ll need several of them. Old sheets and towels can be cut up for soft all-purpose cleaning cloths, but these aren’t always lint free. Old cotton T-shirts are better.
4. A soft bristled brush. Sometimes, you need to loosen the dirt without scratching anything. The best sort of brush to use in this case is a toothbrush. A toothbrush is also convenient for tricky jobs, as it is narrow and has a long handle, allowing awkward places to be reached. But don’t be silly and go out and buy a new toothbrush just for cleaning purposes. Buy a new toothbrush, by all means, but use the new one for your teeth. The old one gets used for cleaning.
5. Microfiber cloths. These are the natural cleaner’s best friend, as the only “cleaning product” they need is water – and they don’t even use very much of that. Enjo is the best known brand of microfiber cloth and they have a huge range of microfiber products that range from humble cleaning cloths through to specialized mops and brushes.
6. A razor blade and/or your fingernails. Sometimes, you need to pick or scrape a stubborn bit of dirt or grime off. Hand-care gurus say that you should never use your nails as tools. Common sense and millennia of human wisdom says you should – it’s what your fingernails are for, after all. They’re not just there to collect dirt and to apply polish to. And you probably pick at little bits of grime on the window, the table top, etc. with your nails instinctively, anyway.