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Green Spring Clean Recipes

It’s amazing what a bit of baking soda and vinegar can do!

1. FOR MOULD AND MILDEW

Dissolve 1/2 cup of vinegar with 1/2 cup of borax in warm water. Spray the liquid onto the affected area and wipe down with a sponge.

 

 

2. FOR DIRTY DRAINS

Mix 1 cup of baking soda, 1 cup of salt and 1/4 cup of cream of tartar. Pour 1/4 of the mixture down your drain – this will keep your drain clean for a week Next pour down a kettle-full of boiling water,  then flush with cold water.

 

 

3. FOR BLOCKED DRAINS

Pour 1/4 cup baking soda down the drain followed by 1/2 cup vinegar. Allow the concoction to fizz. Wait for 15 minutes and flush everything down with a kettle full of boiling water.

 

 

4. NATURAL AIR FRESHENERS

Simmer cinnamon sticks, orange peels or cloves in hot water to freshen up the rooms and get rid of odours.

 

 

 

READ MORE: A DREAM SPRING CLEAN: We’ve got advice on how to get organised and great ideas on how to clean the whole house without harsh chemicals and toxic substances.