As we all get a little more cozy at home, you start noticing the little things you haven’t seen before. The smudges on the window, the dust on the counter, and the unsettling buildup in your shower. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed or frustrated, it might be time to pour into cleaning your home. Your home should be a source of peace, serenity, and relaxation, and it can’t truly be these things as various messes build up around you.
Keep reading if you’re looking for some clean, natural ways to spruce up your space this spring.
If you have sensitive skin, you likely are all too familiar with the struggles of finding cleaning products that don’t leave you feeling dry and irritated. Plus, you want products that are good for your home, not overwhelming it with potentially harmful chemicals. If you’re trying to find a greener solution to this problem, try checking your pantry and laundry basket first!
For a quick, simple cleaning session, all you truly need is a good cleaning cloth and some pantry staples. With the help of basic essentials like lemons, vinegar, and baking soda, your home will be sparkling in no time.
If you’re trying to switch out your bleach, opt for lemons, instead. Lemons offer subtle bleaching properties, making it great for those stubborn stains on laundry day. If you’re finding your shower or tub to be particularly dirty, sprinkle some baking soda throughout and scrub it with a cut lemon. The bleaching properties of the lemon will clear out any stubborn stains, leaving you with a sparkling, citrus-smelling bathroom.
Wanting to rid your home of germs and grime? Grab that bottle of vinegar. The acetic acid in vinegar works to fight off germs while also eliminating grease, soap, and grime. This makes vinegar the perfect countertop cleaner, especially when unloading groceries or miscellaneous packages that might need to be disinfected. Next time you want to clean your countertops, mix equal parts vinegar and baking soda to effectively polish and clean your counters.
Finally, the star of the show. The cleaning properties of baking soda are no secret, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of all of its benefits. Baking soda can effectively eliminate odors and cut through grease, while using its abrasive makeup to gently polish surfaces. Perfect for cleaning stainless steel and most other appliances, you’ll always want to have this staple handy.
You can scrub away all you want, but your home truly won’t feel clean unless the clutter is gone. To promote a calm, happy energy throughout your home, focus first on removing any and all clutter. Clutter can simply distract your mind, building up over time until it is a mess. Once the clutter is gone, you can appreciate your space more, filling it with more valuable objects. Rather than letting objects build up from the ground, though, focus on the walls. Hang happy photos, whether of loved ones or scenery, making you feel grateful and joy-filled each time you pass them. Finally, be mindful of how you fill each space in your home. For example, try to keep your bedroom as minimalist as possible, as clutter and harsh color patterns can disrupt sleep.
Adding in some houseplants can make a drastic difference for your home. Many houseplants can filtrate the air, cleaning and purifying it as they release oxygen. Plants also boost dopamine production in your brain, leaving you with a good mood and increased creativity. Filling your home will make it look more alive, fresh, and welcoming, giving you something beautiful to look at and care for every day.
Now that we are home more than ever, it’s crucial to live in a home we love. Use these natural, holistic approaches to create the best atmosphere you possible can to call home.