BUSINES NEWS - Spring is officially here and the first thing on everybody’s to-do list is a thorough home or room cleanse.
Spring cleaning your living space thoroughly means getting deep into dusty corners that you missed during the cold winter months.
Cleaning house doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. To help you save some cash, here are 10 affordable ways to get your home spotless.
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1. Use a lemon to clean stainless steel taps
Taps with limescale marks can be unpleasant to look at. A simple solution to remove limescale is to cut a lemon in half and rub the lemon on your taps. Leave the lemon residue on for a few minutes and then rinse away for a sparkly, clean finish.
2. White vinegar as a cleaning agent
White vinegar is a natural cleaning agent that can be used to clean a variety of household items. For example, it can be used to clean countertops, microwaves, tiles, bathtubs and even showers.
All you have to do is mix one part of vinegar with one part of water and you’re good to go.
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3. Citrus peels to freshen up bins
Tired of smelly bins? With warmer months coming up, this is sure to become a nuisance in your household.
All you have to do is keep your citrus peels (whether they’re from lemons, limes or oranges) and place them in your bin for a fresher smell. The citrus will mask any unpleasant odors, and even more so when the bin is cleaned regularly too.
4. Cola as a toilet cleaner
Did you know that cola can be used as a toilet cleaner? This may seem odd at first, but the acidity of the cola helps dissolve dirt and grime. To use cola to remove rings in your toilet, fill your toilet with a can of cola and let it soak for thirty minutes to an hour. You can also brush your toilet bowl before giving it a good flush.
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5. Clean windows with newspaper
Using a cloth to wash windows doesn’t get rid of dirt properly. Not to mention, it often leaves streaks, which end up making the windows look dirtier than they did before.
A quick and easy way to solve this is to wipe your windows down with crumpled up newspapers after spraying a window cleaner (you can use white vinegar) on them. Newspapers ensure that all the liquid is absorbed properly, leaving no streaks. All you have to do is rub your wet window with a newspaper in circles and then wipe in one direction until it’s dry.
However, should you want to splurge on cleaning products, Guzzle is the perfect place to find great specials from some of your favourite retailers.