Chemical free cleaning
A while ago I decided to give up using harsh cleaning products. I am glad to say that it has been a very successful and fairly painless process.
I really don’t miss any of those chemical laden cleaning products at all. Most of the time I just use water and cleaning cloths. For limescale removal I use lemon juice, for shining metal and glass I use e-cloths and that is pretty much it.
My only vice currently is bleach, which I still use down one of my toilets. This is mainly because the flush isn’t very good and it seems to get very stained. The flush on my other toilet is good and I don’t put any cleaning products down it – I can’t see the point! Any recommendations for effective bleach alternatives are gratefully received!
I try to use a dustpan and brush wherever possible, limiting the use of the hoover and for spillages on the floor (of which we have lots with small children around) I am starting to use flannels and towels.
I used to use kitchen roll which I swapped for towels for big spills and flannels for smaller ones.
I find it easier to clean as there is less equipment to lug around and it doesn’t pose any danger to my children. In fact my older son, loves using the water spray and cleaning the windows or the mirrors (or spraying water at me and his younger brother!). I also feel happier that I am not polluting the surfaces and the air in my house with potentially harmful chemicals.