3 Sustainable Cleaning Hacks
We all have our favorite go-to cleaning products. And as much as they get the job done for a clean and tidy home, it does come at a price. Cleaning products carry with them the consequence of leaving our landfills polluted full of plastic bottles. We usually have little to no choice when we purchase cleaning products as they come in plastic packaging. Guilty much? Don’t fret! here at Spruce, we are on your side as we battle plastic pollution with our Spruce Sustainable Hack Series. It’s high time that we strive to keep both our homes and the environment clean and green. We have exciting tips and tricks that will help us all step in the right direction toward sustainable living.
Introducing our Sustainable Cleaning Hack series, a series that is dedicated to teaching you how to not only Spruce Up your Home, but more importantly, show love and care for our common home.
Here are three sustainable cleaning hacks that actually work:
1.) Spills inside your garbage can? Newspaper is the answer!
Line the inside of your trash bin with newspaper. This is a simple task that will absorb any spills or leaks that seep into the can. Simply toss the newspaper into the trash as you replace the trash bag, making the process quick, easy, and clean.
2.) Vinegar to wipe away hard water stains
One of the best cleaning solutions is a mixture of 50% white vinegar and 50% water. The acid in the vinegar cuts through mineral deposits that cause hard water stains. Simply spray this vinegar solution onto faucets and tile, let sit for 5-15 minutes, then wash with clean water and a rag or sponge.
3.) Mayonnaise for cleaning cloudy wood stains
Those cloudy stains from heat or water rings can really mar the look of a nice piece of wood furniture. Brighten up that beautiful surface by slathering on some mayonnaise—yes, mayonnaise—and letting it sit overnight. Once the stain is gone, wipe off the mayonnaise, buff the spot, and then shine it up with furniture polish.