03 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Home-Made Cleaning Products for Toronto Rentals

Before you undertake spring cleaning in your home for rent inToronto, consider making your own cleaning products.  They will be non-toxic, and will also cost much less.  With baking soda, lemon juice and vinegar, you can vanquish even the toughest stains in a Toronto rental.

Porcelain and tile

Sprinkle surfaces with baking soda or kosher salt and scrub with a moist sponge.  To tackle mildew or grease, spray the area with lemon juice or vinegar.  Let it sit for a few minutes and then scrub with a stiff brush.  If you want to use a disinfectant, make your own by mixing 2 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of liquid soap and 30 drops of tea tree oil.make your own cleaning products

Kitchen Counters

Sprinkle with baking soda, then scrub with a damp cloth or sponge.  If a stain persists, make a paste of baking soda and water and leave it on the surface for a while before mopping it up.  You can also use this paste on stainless steel sinks, oven tops and refrigerators.

Windows and Mirrors

Your grandmother probably used the old standby of 2 tablespoons of white vinegar per gallon of water.  If the smell bothers you, use club soda or undiluted lemon juice instead.  Use newspaper in place of paper towels.

Oven Cleaning

Coat the inside of a dirty oven with a paste of water and baking soda. Let it stand overnight for best results.  The next day, scrub off the grime with a moist cloth.

Wood Floors

To restore the natural glow of hardwood floors, make a solution of 1/4 cup white vinegar and 30 ounces of warm water. Put in a spray bottle, and then spray on a cotton towel until lightly damp. Now you can safely mop the floors and dispense of any grime.

There you have it!  Now spread the word about home-made cleaning products among your neighbours in houses for rent inToronto.  Let the green revolution begin!





Image By: Sherman the WonderMop 

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