A fellow blogger once asked me which is my favourite cleaning technique. At the time I thought that is nothing more than a convenient question to ask someone who copes with stains on a daily basis. But as days passed by, I realized behind this, otherwise simple looking question, stays a fundamental rule powerful enough to give me an answer to all my cleaning troubles.
Let me clarify that. When it comes to cleaning, we all have that one favourite method we heard of from a friend or just have read about in a website, but here is the deal - we often pull the card of a not-so-trustful and unproven information and become victims of a our own naivety. Personally I, have tested many different methods for cleaning, as I must cope with cleaning all the time, but never thought of how well-exactly do these methods work. All right, they work, they do and actually most of them do a great job, but are you sure cleaning up mould our of the grout and the tile in the bath by using bleach is the sole, most convenient way to cope with the fungus?
I asked that question myself and this was the start of my endless journey of developing my cleaning skills. I took a still unclear and mysterious path, at that time, by following my instincts and throwing the common commercial cleaners in the garbage. I started experimenting with natural cleaning, which today we call green cleaners, and I must say I was amazed by they strong effect on grime.
And to answer the question, I will tell you: I first started using baking soda for cleaning up the grease out of my copper burnt pan because baking soda is a common household product. Later on, I tried other products to such as white distilled vinegar, which works perfectly for deodorizing as well as sanitizing. I heard about it from the team of a Sydney based domestic cleaning company. It is a powerful solution when it comes to heavy, unpleasant smells and can be used for cleaning up all kinds of grime. When mixed with baking soda, it gets even stronger as the soda helps for dissolving the grime. The last one, but really one of my favourites is lemon juice, which works amazingly well for cleaning up greasy grime. Oil splatter and lightly-coloured spilled liquids can be easily cleaned with only lemon juice and water.
I hope my story was interesting to all of you. Wish you all a wonderful week and feel free to share your favourite green cleaner!