See nature wake up from its forever winter long nap through crystal clear windows! In spring, we all get more energy to do the boring stuff, right? What a time to do some window-cleaning, drain-declogging and fridge-emptying! To make things feel extra fresh, the work is easily done with non-toxic tools and sprays. Here are some tips on how to do it.
We love how environmentally friendly often means wallet-friendly (=student friendly). Many of the things we mention you probably already have in your kitchen, others are multi-purpose products which are not too expensive and will last you a long time!
Make a window and glass cleaner from one part ättika 12%* and four parts water. Pour it into a spray bottle. Spray on, wipe with a cloth and enjoy. Don’t have vinegar at home? Use dishwashing liquid!
For the bathroom
Use green soap or dishwashing liquid mixed with water. For extra oomph, make a paste from four parts baking soda and one part dishwashing liquid and scrub your sink, toilet or shower with it.
For the microwave
Mix water and lemon juice in a cup. Put the cup into the microwave on max for a minute or so. Take the cup out (be careful!) and wipe away any food stains.
For clogged drains
Mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with as many tablespoons of salt. Pour the mixture into the drain. Then pour in a cup of ättika 12%. Cover with a damp cloth or a drain plug, wait a few minutes, then follow up with hot water.
Put about 0.25 dl of ättika 12% and 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid into a spray bottle. Fill up with warm water, shake and then you’re ready to go. If you want to amp up the disinfecting power of the spray, add a few drops of tea tree essential oil into the bottle.
*Ättika is a liquid similar to vinegar. in Sweden, you can buy ättika 24% at the supermarket, which is really strong! When we talk about vinegar in this post, we mean ättika 12%, which you also can get at the shop (you can use 24% version, just dilute it with water).