Having less has made cleaning a breeze at our house. It takes less time because we have less to pick up, maintain, and move around. We made the jump to do away with commercial cleaning products. Now we just use a few basics that clean everything. No need to store multiple bottles or buy the latest product. These simple ingredients are easy to find, inexpensive, and work just as well or better than the products with fancy names or claims.
Baking soda *Scour sinks
Vinegar *Use alone for tough grease, dirty windows, walls, and counters
*Use 1:2 ratio with water for all-purpose spray
Olive oil *Polish cupboards, wood furniture, and wood doors
Olive oil *Polish furniture and wood doors
Water *Use damp cloth to wipe down baseboard and walls
Vinegar *Clean windows, mirrors, and door handles
Baking soda * Scour sinks, tub, and shower
Vinegar * Clean mirrors, shower walls and door, counter tops
Water *Use damp cloth for baseboards, walls, and door
Olive oil * Polish furniture, doors, and ceiling fans
Water * Use damp cloth to wipe down walls and doors
Some people have an issue with the smell of vinegar. You can mix with water to mellow it and/or add essential oil such as lemon, orange, or others. If vinegar still bothers you try just cleaning with castile soap and water. Cleaning frequently keeps things easy too. Having a healthy lifestyle that does away with frying food, smoking cigarettes, or using artificial coloring also makes for keeping life simple and clean. Always a good choice.