Considering sustainability when you choose how, when and what to clean, can make a big positive difference. It can save you money, cut pollution and even tone you up!
- A microfibre cloth can work wonders: you will find that you can clean surfaces with just water and a little elbow grease!
- Don’t live in fear of your plumbing: using a sink plunger and water is by far the kindest way to unblock a sink. Or just empty the u-bend into a spare bowl. Smelly, but no chemicals needed!
- Use a slosh of vinegar in a bucket of hot water and use to clean windows and mirrors. Rub dry with scrunched newspaper for a gleaming finish.
- To descale a plastic kettle, cover the element with cold white vinegar for 2 hours. Empty, wipe, and rinse thoroughly before use.
- Clean your fridge using a dilute mix of lemon juice in water or bicarbonate of soda in water.
- Eliminate fridge smells by parking an eggcup of bicarb in there.
- Banish grubby grout by scrubbing with bicarbonate of soda and a stiff toothbrush.
- Remove strong smells from your hands or from plastic kitchenware by rubbing with lemon juice and dry mustard powder before washing as normal.
- Prefer commercial cleaners that are concentrated and that use refillable (preferable) or recycled and recyclable packaging.