Conventional cleaning products are handy, but the disadvantage is that they have more chemicals. The good news is that there are some products that is likely to have them in the house and they are cheap, easy to use and nontoxic.

1. Baking soda
Baking soda neutralizes odors and is very useful in cleaning the sink, the tub or the oven. Sprinkle baking soda on the carpet before you vacuum. Mix a half cup of baking soda with a cup of vinegar and pour in leaks. After 15 minutes, rinse off with hot water. To rub a sensitive surface, mix baking soda with liquid soap.

2. Lemon juice
Lemon juice removes grease, polishes metal and removes rust stains. If you want your laundry to be whiter and brighter, add a half cup of lemon juice to the rinsing program of your washing machine.

3. Laundry soda
Laundry soda is baking soda stronger “cousin”. You have to use gloves when you rinse thoroughly laundry and surfaces. To clean the cooker and the oven mix a cup of baking soda with a quarter cup laundry soda and a little water, then apply onto the desired surface. Leave on overnight. To remove stains from clothes, add laundry soda to detergent.

4. Vinegar
Vinegar is a good disinfectant, neutralises odors and removes dirt. It works great on cleaning the windows. Pour a quarter cup of vinegar in the rinsing program of your washing machine to efficiently remove detergent from clothes.

5. Borax
Borax is a mild cleaning solution. This alkaline mineral can be used in place of laundry soda. It can also be used to clean the toilet bowl. Pour a cup of borax into the toilet at night and in the morning rub with a brush and flush.

Beware, borax is toxic if swallowed. Be careful where you store it and how you use it.

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