Cleaning can be a big job, no matter what size your apartment home may be. You want your living space to be spotless, and yet many cleaning products can leave a residue containing toxins and chemicals. Check-out these chemical-free, do-it-yourself natural cleaners.
Wiping down counters and tabletops is essential when cleaning. Make your own disinfectant wipe by mixing water, vinegar, tea tree oil, eucalyptus essential oil, and lemon essential oil. Dip a small cloth or an old t-shirt into the mixture and now you have a reusable disinfectant wipe.
Know the ingredients when cleaning your dishes and silverware by making your own dishwasher detergent. Combine borax, washing soda, citric acid, salt, and an option of essential oils (if you prefer). Use one tablespoon per load and your dishes will be looking brand new.
Protect the food you are baking by making a natural oven cleaner. Use a combination of baking soda and water. This will mix into a paste, then cover the surface and let it sit over night. The next day, scrub away the stains with a wet sponge.
Mirror and Glass Cleaner
Make your own mirror and glass cleaner that doesn’t leave streaks or contain chemicals. A simple mixture of filtered water, vinegar, and your choice of essential oil will leave your mirrors and glass clean and smelling fresh!
Make your home smell good in every room by making your own air freshener. Combine water, real vanilla extract, and your choice of essential oil. Smells ranging from lavender, citrus, and woodsy can be made from the essential oil of your choosing.
Choose the DIY option of making environmentally friendly cleaning supplies when cleaning your home. All-natural cleaning products will eliminate the chemicals from store-bought items and leave your home smelling fresh.
The heat that Arizona is known for is slowly but surely starting! And, as you know, there is nothing worse than trying to sleep in a hot, sticky room. That said, here are ways on how to cool down and sleep through hot summer nights:
With summer right around the corner, consider changing the look of your home with the season. Why not transform your living space with the accessories you already have instead of buying new items? Here’s a guide on how to help give your home a quick makeover:
One’s home décor should reflect the resident’s style, and the often-neglected bathroom shouldn’t be an exception. When decorating your bathroom, unleash your secret interior designer. Though the room may be small, you don’t have to feel limited when decorating – add items that can be easily removed whenever you want to change the mood.
It won’t be a challenge when decorating your new Encantada home. Show off your unique sense of style in your luxury space. From adding wall décor to comfortable ottomans, the options to personalize your space are limitless. Bright colors and a variety of textures are perfect when you want to make a strong personal statement. Or choose cool and calming tones for a cozy feeling. Check out these great ways to express your personality in your new home.
Nobody wants to spend time patching up holes left over from hanging wall art and curtains. Or using endless amounts of tape to keep décor from falling. Command strips, Scotch tabs, and Gorilla mounting tape are all great if you’re looking for an easy removal without damaging the wall or furniture. Here are ways to decorate and add storage around your home with removable strips and tabs.
Weekends are about relaxing and spending quality time with your friends. Having fun doesn’t have to do with how much money you spend. Branch out this weekend and try something you wouldn’t normally do. Enjoy these group activities without breaking the bank.
Keep the New Year on the right path by making your home a clean and organized living space. Decluttering provides space for focus and releases emotional stress. Here are reasons why it is important to declutter and where to start.