So the Spring Festival is coming – we call it Lunar New Year. And part of the tradition is spring cleaning.
Our new best friends:
And I’m not sure about you, I think… nah, these is stuff meant for cooking, not for cleaning! This sexily packaged product in a bottle says it’ll do this and that, without scrubbing. I’ll be out on the couch chugging a beer in no time! Vinegar will stink up my home, and baking soda is an antacid. What’s the use in that?!
In the last 2 weeks, I’ve heard from 3 people who either swear by them, or have heard of this. So I did a little research.
Also, I’ve never seen, and didn’t know vinegar came in a 5l bottle, nor Sodium Bicarbonate coming in a 4lb box. So when I saw the vinegar at “SingSong”, and the bicarb at “AuntieLucy”, we snapped them up.
Uber, Uber, Uberwootness.
Sodium Bicarbonate is odourless, and an all-round fantastic degreaser, descaler, deodoriser, abrasive (when dry or in a paste). Not too good on glass though, in which case you use vinegar, which is also good degreaser and descaler.
And if you get bored, you combine the 2 and get a nice fizzing effect, and a great drain cleaner.
So far, we’ve done the bathroom and mirrors, the taps look chromed like the day we moved in, the stove, countertop, microwave and sink.
All in all, a good weekend’s work!