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When your cleaning service in Oshawa isn’t scheduled to come in for a clean, but you need to polish things up a bit, it can be difficult to know which products are safe to use and whether or not they are friendly to the environment. There are a ton of cleaning hacks you can resort to that allow you to 1. Create your own product and 2. Leave your home smelling fresh.

We love the idea of creating infused vinegar for cleaning. It’s easy to make and you can consider it an all-purpose cleaner. Vinegar can be used to clean your microwave, refrigerator, cleaning windows, toilets and bathrooms, hardwood floors, carpet cleaner and more! In most cases, you will need to mix it with some parts of water, but you can easily find out how many parts of water and vinegar you will need to combine based on what you are cleaning. Pinterest is great for this!

Now, back to your science project (kind of!)

Decide which scents you’re interested in. Citrus, fresh herbs, evergreen? Using leftover citrus peels will give you a fresh scent, or you can add in herbs to make a unique scent. Collect pine needles for a fresh outdoors scent.

Wash a large mason jar and fill 1/2 full with citrus peels and/or herbs (herbs such as basil, mint and sage are great options!)

Heat the vinegar until nearly boiling and then pour it over the herbs/citrus peels and seal the jar and place it in a cool dark place.

After about 25 hours, it should be ready to use! If you want a strong scent, let it sit longer.

Strain the mixture so the herbs and citrus peels are separated from the mixture and pour the vinegar into a spray bottle with the desired amount of water and start cleaning!

You now have your own DIY non-toxic cleaning that cuts through grime! We’re expert cleaners in Pickering (of course!) and highly recommend giving this a try in your own home!

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