If you feel like the ways in which you clean are a little old hat, or you are wondering if there are different ways to do things, to speed up the process and make things easier, then you may well be right! Advances in technology, and reexamining the ways in which people did things in the past are both leading to people doing things differently in the home, and getting great results. If you are wondering about some of the different ways in which you could be cleaning your home, then you are in luck, as there are details of a few of them below!
Steam cleaning is one method of cleaning that is particularly rare in households around Britain. If you were wondering if there is a method for getting your house spotless without using too much chemical cleaner, then this is the method for you. The steam cleaning process uses extremely high temperatures and blasts steam at the surface, using a hand held appliance. The heat and pressure from the steam will break down the adhesive properties of dirt and grease, leaving the surface free for you to wipe down easily. The best thing is that you only need water to use, no more buying expensive and harmful chemical cleaning products! The issue of course is that in the place of cleaning products, you have to use a little more electricity. There may also be issues in terms of the sizes of steam cleaner that you want to get, as floor cleaning units will be too big for surfaces, and vice versa! However, as a way of sanitizing your home without too much effort, nor harmful substances, steam cannot be beaten!
Looking back in history, you will notice that cleaning has been going on for a long time, even before the chemicals that we use to clean today were discovered or invented! Back then, people relied on soap and acidic solutions to clean, and these can be used today! There is very little that cannot be cleaned with soap, whether a bucket of warm water lathered up with liquid soap for the floors, or a little dab of washing up liquid on the sponge as you wipe down the kitchen after use. You don’t really need pricy household cleaning products if you can use soap! Of course, you may need to use a little more elbow grease if you are reducing the harshness of the chemicals in your home, in which case you may want something that is similarly useful, but not too damaging to the environment or your health…
Lemon and vinegar are great examples of this, and they are also fairly cheap and easily available. The acidic properties of both make them excellent for degreasing surfaces, and ridding your house of grime. Lemon will also leave you with a wonderful fresh scent that ensures that the house feels wonderfully clean at all times! Combining these two with products like salt and baking soda will mean that you are perfectly set to get the whole house cleaned without having to buy anything else! The carbonated nature of baking soda, and the abrasive mineral aspect of salt will help tackle the tougher parts of the house with more force than just the vinegar and lemon alone. You will find that there are thousands of recipes online as to how you can utilize these products in different ways for various different jobs.