Now that the snow is almost gone and you are finally able to open those windows for some fresh, if brisk, air it is time to consider the annual spring clean!
What does your cleaning station look like? Full of toxic chemical products or lovely natural items?
Below I have MANY alternatives to those toxic horrors that are both good for you, your family and your home! PLUS a FREE printable checklist to get you going on the spring cleaning mission. Download at the bottom of this post.
Before we start I am going to say straight up there are one or two oils that clean so magnificently you are going to see them mentioned tons below 🙂 Also be sure to check out how I save up to 24%
Room Fresheners – I got you covered! Get a great list right here for naturally inspired fresheners.
Furniture / Blind /Wall cleaners – Use a general all purpose cleaner by mixing Thieves household cleaner in 2-3 cups water, adding to spray bottle then spying the surface liberally before wiping down.
Carpet spots can be a real pain to lift, try using 1 cap full thieves household cleaner with 6 cups of water. Spray the spot with the solution then blot with a clean white cloth, repeat as needed.
Got wooden floors? Add 10 drops pine essential oil and 1 capful thieves household cleaner to 1 cup of olive oil. Apply evenly to floors with a damp (not wet) mop.
Don’t forget those toys! Check out the easiest way to clean toys.
Clean your glass and mirrors by adding 5 drops lemon essential oil, 1 capful thieves household cleaner, 3 cups water and 1 teaspoon white vinegar. Spray surface liberally and wipe down with lint-free cloth.
Soak the coffee pot / clean the kettle out – use the all purpose cleaner by mixing Thieves household cleaner in 2-3 cups water, scrub then let it stand for 5 mins before rinsing out and do a boiling cycle to make sure the dirt lifts fully off.
Clean refrigerator and wipe down all appliances by using your all purpose cleaner. (as mentioned above) Best Kitchen Cleaning Hacks for Busy Moms has recipes to clean sink, faucets and disposal as well as the stove. Head to the bathroom and make use of these 8 Natural Bathroom Cleaning Hacks. Remember to also clean the tub and scrub those shower tiles! (all the more reason to print my checklist hey!) Use your general cleaning solution on all the pet items too! There is a list on the checklist just for pets. Got some EXTRA grimy surfaces? Bring out the heavy duty cleaning scrub by mixing thieves household cleaner to baking soda until it makes a nice paste. Apply with clean cloth or sponge and scrub surface thoroughly. Leave for 15 minutes before rinsing clean.