3 Natural Cleaners You Can Make in Your Foster City Apartment

December 9th, 2014

There are plenty of natural cleaners on the market. But if you want to really want to live a greener lifestyle, a few simple ingredients found in most homes will clean everything (sinks, tubs, tile, oven hoods, mirrors, windows, and even countertops) just as well as the store-bought kind.

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This is one of those DIY apartment cleaning tips that takes very little time to implement, and it saves you money while eliminating additional plastic in landfills.

Here’s how to whip up a batch of your own natural cleaner using the following ingredients:

  • To clean glass and mirrors, mix water with white vinegar and rubbing alcohol, in a 1-1/4-1/8 ratio, in a spray bottle. For a nice scent, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil like lavender, orange, or rosemary. Spray it on a paper towel or microfiber cloth first, then rub it on the glass to prevent streaking.
  • Dip the cut side of half a lemon in a small bowl of Borax powder, and scrub those nasty rust stains off of porcelain sinks and tubs in a jiffy. Rinse off the residue with clean, warm water.
  • Sudsy ammonia is another common ingredient used in many green apartment cleaning tips. Only 1/2 cup is needed, mixed in one gallon of water, and you have a great grease cutting cleaner for stove tops, range hoods, and grills. Don’t forget to rinse with clean, warm water afterward and dry with a soft cloth to keep the surface sparkling and shiny.

Our luxury Foster City apartments come with loads of eco-friendly amenities both inside each unit and within the community itself.

We care about our residents and offer eco-friendly apartment cleaning tips to keep our residents informed and happy. If you want to join our luxury Foster City community, contact us today to schedule a tour.

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