Clean & Green Economical and Environmental Tips to keep your apartment clean
White Vinegar Cheap and versatile – white vinegar is also a great household tool! Grab a gallon and go!
White Vinegar • Shower, tub and sinks – • Warm the vinegar and put in a spray bottle • Spray on surface and allow it to soak for 10-15 minutes • Use nylon scrubbing sponge to clean • Toilet bowl • Add 1 cup borax (sold next to laundry detergent) and 1 cup vinegar to bowl. Soak 2 hours, brush and flush.
White Vinegar • In drains • Pour ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of white vinegar down drain monthly to keep clear (it will foam!). Flush with cold water after 15 minutes.
White Vinegar • On windows • Mix ¼ cup with 1 quart of water and spray on for glass cleaner • On vinyl floors • Mix ½ cup with 1 gallon of water for mopping • Better, use 2 buckets: one with solution and one with plain water to rinse the mop before re-dunking in solution!
White Vinegar • In the wash • Add ¼ cup in the final rinse to soften clothes and remove lint from dark clothes • Spray on sweat stains and soak for 15 minutes to deodorize and minimize stain
Baking Soda • A great deodorizer, cleaner and mild abrasive – it can do more than keep your fridge smelling fresh!
Baking Soda • In the laundry, treat perspiration stains – make a paste with baking soda and water, soak it on area for 30 minutes before washing.
Baking Soda • Use as a mild abrasive to clean hard surfaces (grout, countertops, sinks, tubs) • Burnt food in casseroles – fill dish with water and add 1 tablespoon and soak.
Use the right tools Keeping your apartment clean doesn’t have to cost a fortune and you can be environmentally conscious too! For commercial cleaning products – be sure to read the package to use correctly.
Clean and Safe Regular cleaning is important for the community. Clean apartments are less likely to host pests (mice, ants, other bugs). Clean kitchens (especially stoves) reduce risk of fire and avoidable alarms. Take an extra minute to wipe surfaces down!
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