Vinegar is often used in cleaning cooking utensils and dishes because it acts as a natural deodorizer. However, its effects as a cleaning agent can extend to walls and hardwood flooring as well. By adding a small quantity of water to white vinegar, you can reduce its acidity levels and use it to remove dirt, grime and other dust deposits from walls, floors and bathtubs. Moreover, since vinegar is colorless, you can rest assured that it will not stain any walls or flooring once applied. For those surfaces that require more rigorous cleaning, warming up vinegar before application will make it more effective.
Baking soda’s effectiveness in regular home maintenance is no longer a secret. Like diluted vinegar, baking soda also acts as a natural deodorizer, absorbing foul smells, while leaving none of its own behind. If you are looking to clean ceramic surfaces like those in your bathroom, all you need to do is apply a dash of baking soda to a wet sponge before rubbing on these surfaces gently.
Moreover, for those surfaces that require more extensive cleaning, add a dash of water to baking soda powder so as to create a paste. Apply this paste over hard to clean surfaces and leave it to stand for a period between 10 and 20 minutes. Baking soda also functions effectively as a drain cleaner, keeping your drains functioning effectively, and smelling clean.