How to Clean Your House in a Day
It’s a busy time of year with lots of reasons to celebrate. Whether you’re preparing for Christmas or Chinese New Year, you’ll need to spend time making your home fresh for guests. Here’s our guide to cleaning your home in a day with fun facts and all the reasons you should consider going natural to start your new year in a healthier way. Discover the great reasons to make the switch today and rest easy knowing you are protecting your health, your family’s, and that of the planet.
Clearing clutter around the house may seem like a no-brainer but it will make a big difference. Not only will it give you a chance to get rid of any junk or items that no longer serve you, but it will also make cleaning easier. Focus your attention on areas such as the bathroom cupboards or the kitchen pantry. Take a large garbage bag and clear out all expired products such as toiletries, food items and canned goods that have remained untouched for the last couple of years.
Use a DIY washing solution as a multi-purpose cleaner
How many of us keep a cupboard full of cleaning products that target different areas of the house? Cut back on your chemical cleaners and make cleaning the house easier by using an all-natural multi-surface cleaner that can be used on everything from cabinets, furniture, window frames and even wall tiles.
Deal with food waste
The holiday season can result in a lot of waste, in particular, food waste. According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), food waste accounts for half of the total waste disposed of by households. Get on top of your food waste management by dealing with leftovers promptly. Use transparent containers so that you can quickly and easily identify their contents. The best way to ensure leftovers don’t go to waste is by labelling containers with the contents and date and to store those foods which need to be consumed earlier toward the front of the fridge. If you have leftovers from a family roast, you can use every part of the meat and vegetables to make a stock or nutritious broth.
Keep the kitchen clean
With all the cooking and food preparation the holidays bring, our kitchens can be at risk of becoming messy and unhygienic. Keep your kitchen looking and smelling fresh by using your kitchen cleaner to wipe out the fridge including the exterior. This will get rid of any grubby handprints and leftover food which may have accumulated after the holiday season. Once cleaned, leave an opened packet of baking soda in the fridge to clear out any smells.
Make taps and faucets shine
Have any lemons in the fruit basket? Use this versatile citrus fruit to help clean stainless steel fixtures, making them shine like new! Simply cut your lemon in half and rub directly on your taps, sinks, and steel appliances. You may also mix lemon juice with water in a bowl and use a cloth to wipe over these areas and then use a paper towel to dry.
Try this simple toilet hack to maintain pipes & plumbing
You most likely have a roll of aluminium foil in your kitchen cupboard. Aside from covering food, did you know you can also use it to clean the plumbing? Rusty pipes can be repaired and maintained by simply dipping a strip of aluminium foil in water and rubbing it on the affected spots or wherever you see rust. Use on your toilet, shower or sinks to remove rust and erosion with ease!
Deal with stubborn stove stains
Stubborn stove stains from food and liquid substances are unsightly and often a pain to get rid of. Save time and effort by gathering a stain-fighting kit of salt, baking soda and vinegar. Sprinkle baking soda on the stain and scrub with a soft brush before wiping off. Repeat with some salt. For stubborn oven stains use a homemade cleaning solution consisting of baking soda, salt and vinegar forming a paste to apply to the stain. Let sit before scraping with a wooden spoon.
Clean your home, naturally
Bio-home Multi-Surface Cleaner is a general all-purpose cleaning solution that’s perfect for all your daily cleaning needs. It covers all areas of the house – making it a versatile cleaning companion. For more specific cleaning tasks, our Kitchen Cleaner and Floor Cleaner can be added to your arsenal of cleaning products to make sure your home stays fresh and clean.