Spending the money on cleaning products seems like a good idea.
But this cleaning pro says you shouldn’t bother.
This housekeeper has seen and cleaned it all while working in a prestigious five star hotel.
Lisa, who works at The Grand in York, recently shared with Express.co.uk what she uses instead of expensive cleaning products.
She implored eager cleaners to use household products like baking soda, vinegar and lemons to make their homes shine.
“Using these instead of proprietary cleaners avoids using harsh chemicals, which means they’re a more sustainable option,” she shared.
But the reasons Lisa chooses these more natural cleaning supplies aren’t just eco-friendly.
They really work, the acid in vinegar cuts through dirt perfectly and can “counter sticky buildup”.
The cleaning guru suggests rummaging through the closets to find the long-forgotten can of baking soda.
Not only is it great for cakes and biscuits, the product can also be mixed with vinegar to finally drive away dirt.
“When baking soda is mixed with vinegar, the acid breaks down the baking soda and releases carbon dioxide gas, which can help loosen dirt from the surfaces being cleaned,” Lisa said.
“Baking soda alone is a mild alkali and can cause dirt and grease to dissolve easily in water, resulting in effective removal,” she added.
And while your lemons may have been forgotten since Pancake Day, there’s so much you can do with the cheap and cheerful fruit.
“Rich in citric acid, lemon juice is one of the best natural cleansers due to its low pH and antibacterial properties.
“Not only do lemons smell good, they’re inexpensive and likely won’t cause any damage to materials in the area you’re cleaning, like fabric or wood,” explained the pro.
You can mix these three ingredients in many different ways to make your home shine.
There are endless things in your home that would benefit from a quick cleaning with a combination of these, throw in some cheap soap and water and your home will be five star in no time.
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5039556/hotel-housekeeper-cheap-cleaning-products-tip/ I’m a hotel housekeeper, these are the everyday products you should use, I never touch fancy cleaning supplies