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  • Writer's picture Johanna Arellano

4 Green Deep Cleaning Ideas With Products You Have

Updated: Apr 4, 2020


As we are all spending more time at home, you may be noticing some things in your house that could use a little sprucing up. Here are 4 regular household items that can be used to deep clean. While I'm not a cleaning guru, there are plenty of them on the internet, so you will see links to articles I have found useful.

  1. Vinegar: There’s probably a jug of white vinegar in your pantry right now. You can soak items in vinegar to remove mineral deposits (like in a clogged showerhead), and you can boil vinegar in your microwave to remove odors and make it easier to clean. For more ideas on how to can use vinegar to clean and freshen almost every room in your house, go here.

  2. Cola: A can of Coke or Pepsi can be used to clean many surfaces, including your glass windows, porcelain toilet, grout or chrome fixtures. Just do some research before using it on metal surfaces, as it can be corrosive. While I wouldn't use Coke for some of these projects, this article outlines a range of uses.

  3. Baking soda: Baking soda seems to be a magical item. So much so that I invested in the Costco-sized bag and use it constantly. It even becomes more magical when mixed with vinegar. I was sold on this when I tried it on my baking pans. For a broad outline on how it can be used around the house go here. And to see its use when combined with vinegar, Bob Vila provides a lot of ideas.

  4. Toothpaste: Is there an unsightly scratch on your car or bike? The grit in tarter-control toothpastes makes for an effective scratch remover. Clean the scratch, apply some toothpaste, let it sit for a few minutes, and then buff it out with paper towel. Just make sure you use white toothpaste, not gel. Here are even more ideas on how toothpaste is a solution for more than healthy teeth.

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