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Saturday, August 29, 2020

3 Benefits of a Wooden Cutting Board

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The modern world is a time of convenience and fast-paced living. More innovations to improve the quality of life exist than ever before, but at the same time people are more stressed and their time-constrained more than ever by the burdens of modern jobs. The emergence of restaurants and prepackaged sandwiches and frozen meals has increasingly lured busy people into a trap of cheap, unhealthy convenience. Even with the many fast food options and prepped meals available for those less skilled at the culinary arts, most people enjoy a home-cooked meal on occasion. One of the vital tools in any kitchen regardless of whether its user is a beginner or an expert is a cutting board. Cutting boards can be made of different materials, including wood and plastic. The traditional wooden cutting board does possess benefits over the cheaper plastic cutting board. Here are three of them. 

1. Customizable

One of the best benefits of wooden cutting boards is their customizability. They can be etched with special designs or cut on different shapes. They can be bought customized from retailers like the one found at Furthermore, wooden cutting boards come in a variety of options like edge grain and end grain, as well as being made from many different types of wood. 

2. Durability

Wooden cutting boards also tend to be durable with long lives. Wood, when cared for properly, is a sturdy material that can last for years. A wooden cutting board can, therefore, last for years if treated correctly. It is reliable and able to withstand heavy daily use. There is no need to constantly replace your cutting board when you have a wooden cutting board so long as you are careful. 

3. Maintainability

Wooden cutting boards also possess the benefit of being easy to maintain. They are easier to clean than plastic cutting boards, which are actually hard to remove bacteria from once they begin to collect little nicks and valleys. In spite of what some people may claim, wooden cutting boards do not hoard bacteria. On the contrary, they have antibacterial properties and actually kill microbes. 

Wooden cutting boards are beautiful, customizable kitchen tools that add to most decor rather than detracting from it. They are useful and possess many benefits over plastic cutting boards, including longer lives, being easier to clean and maintain and naturally killing off possibly harmful bacteria. So the next time you find yourself in need of a new cutting board, consider purchasing a wooden one for the long haul. 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Choosing the Right Towel for Your Bathroom

So you’ve spent hundreds or thousands of dollars ensuring that your bathroom is built and designed according to your every specification. Everything is just the way you want it, and you can’t wait to show it off to your family, loved ones, and friends. All that’s left is to stock it with the right kind of bathroom essential, and what better place to start than with the towel.

How do you go about this, then? If you’re stuck and have no idea where to start, or you’re just simply confused at the many towel options that you have to take into considerations, then let us remedy that. Here are some easy-to-remember tips on how to choose the perfect towel for your bathroom.

Pick one that’s made out of the most absorbent and advanced materials to date. You may have heard about microfiber towels before, and how their unique construction and design makes them perfect for cleaning up messes and picking up dirt, grime, and even bacteria off of hard surfaces. Did you know, then, that these very same traits make them great as bathroom towels too? 

Indeed, microfiber towels aren’t just made for cleanup. Their unique construction—that is, being made out of millions of tiny microscopic fibers—makes microfiber towels have a denser and softer quality to them, which feels absolutely luxurious on the skin. This is a sensory delight especially after you’ve just taken a bath or a shower.

The extra denseness isn’t just for tactile feel, however. It also ensures that they soak up a lot of water very quickly, which in turn dries your freshly-bathed skin a lot quicker than regular towels do. Finally, their antimicrobial properties ensure that you come out of the bath germ- and bacteria-free. 

Trust us, buying premium microfiber towels over regular ones will be one of the best things you can ever do for your bathing experience.

Bigger is always better. The standard bath towel measures around 27 inches by 52 inches. If you’re someone with an average weight and height, then a towel of that size should be enough for your needs. However, if you’re even slightly bigger than the average, then you might find it a bit too small to cover you completely, like a good towel should. What to do, then?

Go big. As big as you can manage. The biggest size of towels currently available is what’s known as a bath sheet—basically, a towel that measures 35 inches by 60 inches. No matter how tall or how wide you are, you’re sure to enjoy being fully covered and enveloped by this kind of towel. They also make for great beach towels, either to spread on the sand for some sunbathing action or to use as something to keep yourself warm after getting out of the drink.

Of course, this does come with a certain downside, namely that they’re going to be a bit more difficult to launder than your regular-sized towels. However, for that comfortable, fully-enveloped feeling after your shower or bath, it’s more than worth it.

Choose thicker towels over thin ones. Another towel trait that you should be going for is thickness, as it not only dictates how soft and luxurious a towel is but also its ability to soak up water. As such, you should be aiming for only thick bath towels, never thin.
Towel thickness is measured in grams per square meter, or GSM. A thin towel, which you would usually use in the gym or in a kitchen, goes up to 300 to 400 GSM. The minimum GSM for an acceptable bath towel is around 400 to 600 GSM. As for the ideal bath towel, we recommend shopping around for a towel with at least 600 to 900 GSM. This ensures that your bath towel will be soft, fluffy, and able to absorb the moisture from your body very quickly.

The only downside to thicker towels is that, like all big-sized towels, they can be a chore to launder. There’s also the fact that they take up a bit more time to dry than their lower-GSM counterparts. 

Choose eco-friendly towels. If you can spare the added expense, go for towels that are made from sustainable and organic materials. By doing so, you not only go for a higher quality towel, but one that doesn’t do as much damage to the environment as those made with synthetic materials. Quick-drying towels also count as eco-friendly, as they take much less time in the laundry to clean.

Pick towels with colors that complement your bathroom. The right colored towel also serves as a way to finish off your bathroom’s overall look, so make sure to pick their colors wisely. Once you’ve done so, stack them somewhere that’s highly visible, such as on the counter between your bathroom sinks or on a towel rack. 

What if you’re not at all well-versed in color theory and have no idea what color of towel complements your bathroom? Then pick white towels. White towels usually go with every other color. For those of us with white-tiled bathrooms, however, something vivid and in the primary color range would do. Such colors include green, red or blue.

Picking the right towel for your bathroom might seem like a needlessly complicated chore, but it really isn’t. By keeping these easy-to-remember tips in mind, you’ll be able to stock the perfect kind of towel that not only makes your bathroom experience a joy to have, but also one to remember.

Monday, October 8, 2018

It's really easy to get stuck in a rut with your cooking style. If you're used to cooking with lots of lard, butter and oil, you might really enjoy it. However, it's not the healthiest way to cook. In fact, this is a great way to dig an early grave. Instead, consider these three ways to make your cooking healthier. 

1. Stop frying your foods. Even though there's nothing like the taste of fried chicken, you can cook chicken in other ways. You can bake it. You can throw it into a slow cooker. However, it's best to focus on trying a healthier option instead of frying. If you prepare certain foods in a certain way and bake them, you can still get the crispiness you'd achieve with a frying pan. Plus, you'd get all the flavor minus the fat. 

2. Use more seasonings. In order to make sure your foods don't taste bland, make sure that you utilize great seasonings. Whether it's chicken seasoning for your chicken pot pie or cumin for your guacamole, find out which seasonings work well with the different dishes you plan on making. Do a little bit of research to learn more about which foods and spices work well together. With Indian cuisine, you'll want to purchase seasonings like cumin, curry and saffron. If you're preparing Italian dishes, become more heavy-handed with seasonings like parsley, garlic and chives. As you master the art of using the right seasoning blends, you won't need as much salt. Too often, people rely on salt to flavor the foods in ways that are detrimental to the body. Seasonings offer delightful flavors and are good for you. 

3. Add more fresh ingredients. It's a great idea to use more fresh ingredients like fruits and vegetables. You'll always want to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your meals because they are packed with healthy nutrients. Other fresh ingredients include fresh herbs and spices. You can easily pick up some fresh cilantro or parsley in the produce aisle of the supermarket. You can also decide to grow your own herbs and spices. If you grow a small mint plant in your garden, it'll be easy to pick and use in different meals.

Friday, March 30, 2018

We know that cooking at home isn’t always the most enjoyable activity. After a long day at work, it’s much more tempting to just look at the takeout delivery options available, and fill your stomach with delicious, unhealthy foods. If we do cook at home, it’s often something quick and simple - and not so tasty. However, once you get the hang of creating restaurant-worthy foods in your own home, you won’t look back! Below, we take a look at a few useful tips that’ll have you on the way to impressing friends and family - not to mention yourself - with meals you could eat and eat and eat.

Do it More

No-one is born with talent; it takes time to acquire. Cooking is no different. If you’re not used to it, then the cutting, prepping, and cooking will feel like a chore. Yet there’s no great mystery to making delicious meals at home; indeed, it’s one of those things that you can get pretty good at, pretty quickly. If you commit to a month of meals at home, then you’ll be a whizz in the kitchen. Pick a few easy to make recipes, set aside the time, and you’ll notice an improvement in no time. 

Invest in the Best Ingredients

The key to making the best meals has little to do with chopping correctly or making it look aesthetically pleasing; it’s about using the best ingredients that you can find. Take your vegetables. There’s a huge difference, when it comes to taste quality, between pre-packaged supermarket purchases and the veg that you’d find at a local farmer’s market. It’s like most other things you can buy: the best may be ever so slightly more expensive, but it’ll taste significantly better. If you don’t believe us, try it: make the same meal with budget and quality ingredients. You’ll notice the difference. 

Stepping up Your Equipment

If you currently only have the standard issue pots and pans in your kitchen cupboards, then you might want to think about investing superior equipment. For starters, it’ll allow you to make better, more interesting meals. If you have a meat grinder, for example, then you can make your own hamburgers and sausages, which will be much better than the store bought options; if you don’t know what meat grinder would be appropriate for you, check out A food processor, skillet, and slow cooker will also be worthy investments. 

Taste and Improve

Practice makes perfect, as they say. Once you’ve made a meal, don’t automatically move onto something new the next time it comes to dinner time. Instead, really taste your food, and think of ways you can improve it next time around. After making a meal three or four times, you should have the taste down - and from there, it’s all about putting your own creative spins on the dish. 

Eat Out 

Finally, remember that eating out is good for your cooking too. Go out, see what’s on the menu, and use it as inspiration for your own meal ideas. 

Friday, March 16, 2018
We all have to do chores in life. From cleaning your bedroom as a child to cleaning the entire house and then some as an adult, chores are a way of life. But just because we have to do them, it doesn’t mean that you have to like doing them! In fact, most of us will not enjoy doing a large portion of the chores that we have to do on a regular basis. Whether you’re a lousy cleaner or a lazy gardener, you’d probably be glad if you were able to bring in a little help, right? When you lead a busy life and you find yourself doing chores at midnight or first thing in the morning, this would be perfect for you. So here are the five main services you should turn to if you want to make that happen.

1. Gardening

Up first, there’s a gardening service to consider. When you’re just about keeping the house in order, it’s safe to say that you’ve probably not spent time sorting the garden in months! So you should look into a company that can provide maintenance services to help you keep your garden together. We all want beautiful yards to be able to enjoy during the summer months, but we don’t always want to take care of them ourselves. So this is why hiring a gardening service could be exactly what you need.
2. Window Cleaning

Another outside service that you may want to consider is a window cleaner. When you have lots of windows high up, you may notice that they always seem to look dirty! And this can get on your nerves. But at the same time, you don’t want to get out there and climb a ladder to sort it yourself. By hiring a window cleaner on a monthly basis, your windows will always sparkle without you having to lift a finger.

3. Laundry Service

Now, we’re going to head inside and tackle some of your most dreaded chores there. And the first has to be laundry. Because when you have exponential amounts of laundry building up, it can really freak you out. At the same time, when you feel like you’re always doing laundry, it can drive you insane. So think about choosing a laundry service to take this off your hands. That way, it all gets done and you don’t have to stress over it.
4. Weekly Cleaning

And what about cleaning? Do you have time to scrub your place from top to bottom to the standard you want? Or do you find yourself doing bits here and there just to keep the place in check? When that’s the case, you may benefit from hiring a cleaner to get your place up to scratch each week for you.

5. Dog Walking

Finally, there’s always the dog to walk! And when the weather sucks, you don’t always want to head outside to give Rover his thirty mins of exercise. So hire a dog walker that can take him out once or twice a day when you just don’t have the time!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Do you often walk around your house or enter a particular room and get a face full of a bad smell? It happens to me from time to time, I smell things that just aren’t pleasant at all, and it ruins the overall way your home feels. 

No one wants to have a smelly home, but it’s hard to avoid certain scents from time to time. Places like the kitchen and bathroom are prone to smells that can stink up your house. Luckily, while you may be unable to prevent the smells, you can certainly cover them up effectively. 

Here are my top tips for getting rid of these smells and making your house smell a lot better: 

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Light Candles

Candles are one of my favorite ways to get rid of bad smells. This is because they’re very effective at covering up scents and filling a room with the smell of the candle. The fact they burn for a long time is a bonus too, so you can have hours of fragrance when the candle is lit. Plus, you kind of get the smell of the flame when it’s first lit too. There’s a slight smokiness that helps negate any other smells in the room and makes way for the lovely candle. 

Use An Aroma Diffuser

Some people like to use air freshener sprays to try and cover up different smells in their home. This may work a little bit, but these sprays are bad for the environment, and you have to manually use them. But, with home fragrance diffusers, you have a good alternative. These things can sit on a shelf or bookcase and automatically diffuse a nice scent into the air. There’s no aerosol cans involved or any harmful things; the fragrance comes from different oils. It’s a safe way to make your home smell nice, and it will provide constant fragrance at all times.  

Put An Odor Blocker In Your Fridge

This tip is specifically for the fridge in your kitchen. This is often the culprit when it comes to bad smells. People leave food in the fridge for days, and it begins to smell bad. Strong cheese smells are commonly found in the fridge, as are things like seasoned meats and curries. Regardless of what’s causing the smell, you can get rid of it with an odor blocker. These are little things you stick in your fridge, and they absorb the smells from all the different food. So, your fridge won’t stink, and your house won’t get any of the bad odors either!

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Leave Your Bathroom Door Open After Washing

One last tip for you; keep the door to your bathroom open after you’ve had a bath or shower. All this does is allow the lovely smell of your shower gel and shampoo to drift throughout your house. It’s a really clever way to fill your home with nice smells before guests come around. 

Say goodbye to all those gross smells that trouble your nostrils from time to time. With these tips, your home will constantly smell nice, and be more appealing as a result. I often find that improving the way your home smells is one of the cheapest, yet most effective, home improvements you can think of. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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The winter can be a wonderful time of year. It's the time when everyone starts to feel festive, and you're finally able to bust out those gloriously ugly Christmas jumpers that you've been waiting to wear all year. Of course, that doesn't mean that winter is going to be all sunshine and rainbows. In fact, you're much more likely to end up with thunder and rain clouds! The changes in the seasons can take their toll on both you and your home. In order to make sure that life doesn't get any harder than it needs to, here are a few household disasters that you're going to want to avoid this winter.

Blocked drains

Blocked drains are an issue all year round but when you're dealing with the cold is can become even more of an issue. It can prevent you from being able to do the washing up, take a shower or bath, or do just about anything involving running water. It can be tough to prevent a blocked drain, though being careful about what you allow to go down the sink is a good start. Luckily, if you need to unblock a drain, there are always people that you can call on. If it seems like there's any kind of blockage in your drains then make sure that you call someone right away to deal with, don't just ignore it and hope that it'll go away.    

Burst pipes

A burst pipe is one of the most unpleasant and shocking things that you can end up dealing with at home during the winter. What tends to happen is that the water in the pipes freezes causing it to expand which puts a great deal of pressure on the pipes. Then, when the ice thaws the lack of pressure causes, even more, weakness in the pipe unlike eventually it breaks entirely and you're left with a flood all over your kitchen floor. The best way to deal with this is to make sure that you're constantly keeping the water in the pipes moving. That way you can prevent them from freezing in the first place.

Broken heating

Keeping warm is likely to be pretty might on your list of priorities during the winter. Which is why it can be such a frustrating turn of events when you come to turn your heating on, and nothing happens. Since you probably won't have used your heating at all during the warmer months, you're likely to be none the wiser if it's broken. That's why it's such a good idea to test your heating periodically, even during the summer, just to make sure that you're fully prepared for the colder months to arrive.

Of course, if you do end up dealing with any of these things, make sure that you get them dealt with right away. Leaving them is just going to end up making them worse, and the last thing you want is for things to start to add up one on top of the other. These kinds of disasters can be scary and stressful, but you shouldn't let them beat you down. Dealing with them right away is going to make it that much easier to get back to living your life the way that you want and making the most of the winter.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

We all do it, don’t we? You know – putting style over substance? There isn’t a homeowner on the planet that hasn’t opted for a contemporary kitchen over a practical one. It’s just human nature to want the entire house to wow. Unfortunately, we put ourselves in a tricky position because an impractical kitchen is not food friendly. And, the meals we eat dictate our lives because they impact everything from sleep to mental health. So, a kitchen needs to be trendy and tasty at the same time.

Thankfully, there are ways to make it happen. Just take a look at the following. 

Restructure The Layout

Gordon Ramsay wouldn’t find it easy to cook in a cluttered kitchen, and he’s let you know! Appliances which get in the way are often a hindrance more than a help. Therefore, it’s imperative to move them out of the way to ensure there is a clear workstation as a well as a path. Putting pots and pans in the cupboards is easy enough, but what about the big appliances such as the fridges and ovens? Well, they have to stay yet may be better off in a different corner of the room. Try and use them to fill up hard to reach space.

Buy Low-Tech Gadgets 

You don’t need to splash out on the latest appliances to make it easier to cook. An air fryer is by no means pointless, but it solves a problem which doesn’t exist for lots of people. You can always fry food on the hob! No, the gadgets which Home Buying Checklist points out are necessary are the ones which don’t have a replacement. For example, it’s almost impossible to chop food without a sharp knife. And, a good quality one will save time.

Create An Atmosphere

The key to cooking to enjoy the experience and the best way to do that is with music. We all have songs which we love to shake to when no one is looking. Not only is it fun but it’s a form of stress relief. So, there is nothing wrong with putting on your favourite cooking playlist if it gets you in the mood. If you don’t have one, Greatist has some top tips. Candles and fragrances are also excellent mood setters so don’t be afraid to start a fire. Just make sure the kitchen doesn’t go up in flames!

Find Extra Space

Even homeowners with a big kitchen complain about a lack of space. As rich as it sounds, they are right because chefs never feel unshackled. Therefore, one fantastic trick is to create as much space as possible even when you think you have plenty. Start by finding every appliance in the room a home. Then, consider installing hooks to hang pots and pans and anything with a handle. Finally, put up shelves which are easily within reach. Shelves are excellent because they are high up in tight spaces. 

As you can tell from these tips, there is no reason to impact style. It is possible to have a kitchen which is stylish and plays home to delicious food.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Go Green With Your Cleaning Routine

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The home deep clean is something we all have to endure at some point each month, but even just a good old-fashioned regular cleaning job can leave you feeling woozy and lightheaded. Here’s where the plot thickens, this isn’t because you were overexerting yourself. That’s right. It’s got less to do with elbow grease and more to do with cleaning products. Mmmmm hmmm, it’s all about the chemicals inside that bottle. Bad, huh?

Sure, these products may be designed to make your life easier, but the harmful chemicals they chuck in them could be making your life shorter. That’s where we step in because we want people to know that there is a way to go green with your cleaning routine, while also allowing you to achieve exactly the same results of glistening awesomeness. Better for the environment, better for your health and nicer smelling - what more could a domestic goddess need? 

For those of you that aren’t crazy-scientific-let’s-mix-everyday-products-and-make-some-magic kind of people, then we recommend you visit and make the switch to cleaning products that can cut through grime, grease and dirt without compromising on safety. However, if you are excited by the prospect of unleashing your inner high school chemical student, then you really need to check out these super cleaners that are delivering on the eco-friendly side of things, as well as being epically effective. Double. Whammy. 

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Baking Soda Is The Best
There are tons of different sodas that are great at doing different things. You’ve got bicarbonate soda that you can clean silver and rust with, washing soda that is ace at removing stains and descaling appliances, and club soda that is equally talented on the stain removal front (especially from organic products). However, our favourite is baking soda because it is insane when it comes to cleaning, as this list by will confirm. Pour some down a drain, add an equal amount of vinegar and then just watch as they react, creating a gorgeous foam that cleans drains and leaves them smelling impossibly better. If you’ve got kids then this is one that you really want them to watch. It proves science is the best. 

A Sexy Little Thing Called Salt
Every household from here to Timbuktu has salt hidden away in one of the cupboards. What you may not realise, though, is that this salt can be used to clean, disinfect and deodorize a bunch of different parts of your home. Add salt and lemon juice together and you can battle back any rust. Turn it into a paste and you can clean your pots and pans, even the ones that you have managed to burn some stuff onto. Add salt to vinegar and flour and you will be able to shine up almost anything from stainless steel to pewter, gold to silver. That’s not all, either. You can also use salt to keep your other cleaning bits and bobs (read: sponges) germ-free and stench-free by simply leaving them to soak when not in use. 

Vinegar Is Very, Very Good
We’ve mentioned vinegar a couple of times already, which is a testament to its powers as an accomplice. But that isn’t all. Oh no. This little household gem is a diamond in the rough because it is an all-rounder up there with the likes of Freddie Flintoff. Its secret weapon is its ability to cut through grease like a hot machete through butter. How you go about applying it is up to you, though. You could put it in a spray bottle - half and half with water - and then use it to clean mirrors, glass, windows or anything else that falls within that bell curve. You can use it on wood flooring to spruce up a bit or use it on food containers to disinfect. The winner of all winners though is using it to clean your shower heads and faucets. All that rust and stubborn mold will fall away like people leaving a concert. In short, vinegar is that gentle giant that could transform the way you cleaning - gentle for the home and tough on the areas you need to clean. It’s a win-win. 

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When Life Gives You Lemons
When life gives you lemons, forget about lemonade for a second and use this wondrous fruit to eliminate smells, clean surfaces and polish items. That’s right, this gorgeous, yellow beauty can do more than just make your face scrunch up. There isn’t too much to delve into, but it is great at eliminating grease, killing nasty little germs and leaving your place smelling fresher. Like a summer orchard in the south of Spain. 

Olive Oil Is The Original Polisher
If you don’t have olive oil in your cupboards then who even are you? It is a must have for delicious cooking, and even a little bit of beauty work. But, more appropriately to our blog, it is also great for home cleaning. Mmmm hmmm. The best way to use it is for polishing things. Wood, metals, anything really. The point is it will bring up a nice shine that you can’t ignore or hate on. The other thing it is great for is leather. So if you have any leather products that are cracked a bit, worn a lot or just looking a tad dry then it is time to slap some olive oil on. It is also great for removing chewing gum, which could address an issue you are currently facing with your teenager, or it could make buying secondhand furniture a lot easier, who knows? Just make sure you add a little squeeze of lemon so that you get a nice aroma going. 

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Vodka Is Vital For A Lot Of Things
The Russians have been telling us that vodka is invaluable for centuries. But would we listen? No. Well, we recently decided to and, guess what, we’re kicking ourselves slightly. It is amazing, especially when it comes to removing stains and odors from your laundry. Seriously. It will get rid of all those odors that no amount of washes seems to be able to cure. It is also great for polishing glass, and it does so without leaving any streaks, which is what we’ve always wanted. You can also polish metals and even porcelain too, as well as the stresses in your mind by just dropping an olive in and sipping on it frequently. Soon enough you’ll forget you had any cleaning to do whatsoever, which is a total bonus. 

Super-Soap To The Rescue
So long as you choose a natural soap, the kind that is made from oils or fats (yup, just like in Fight Club) with an added dash of alkali, then you will be able to break down all those nasty, dirty greases that seem to be taking over your home. That’s its biggest superpower: it can be used on pretty much every surface in every room of your home - kitchen through to bedroom, office and bathroom. Even more epic is the fact it comes in a plethora of different forms. We’re talking powders, liquids, flakes and, every shower’s favourite, bars. 

Hydrogen Peroxide Isn’t Just Hype
The reason why people tend to use hydrogen peroxide is that it is a safe alternative for bleach (which is something that comes with a whole host of health concerns). As for what to use hydrogen peroxide on, you can use it to deal with stains, mold, mildew and anything else of this ilk. The other thing it is used for is cleaning kitchens and bathrooms - but mainly kitchens - simply because it crushes germs and bacteria - especially that nasty sucker, Salmonella - quicker than life crushes dreams (joking!). It is basically an antiseptic cleaner that doesn’t have any of the harsh chemicals you are clearly worried about or else you wouldn’t be reading this blog. 

And that is pretty much it. 

Now whether or not you use all, some or none of these natural cleaning products is your prerogative, as Britney would say. The important thing to understand is that you don’t have to worry about your kid's health and safety, your pet’s allergies, or about pulling on a pair of elbow high yellow gloves, or wearing science-lab goggles out of fear of what the chemicals may do to your lifespan. Instead, you can clean every inch of your home using things you already have in your cupboards; things that will do a grand job and leave a great smell too. Vinegar. Salt. Lemon. Olive oil. Baking soda. Vodka. Each of these is epic at cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing. But beyond that, they are also great for the environment and even better for your wallet. Oh, yeah, we haven’t mentioned that. Well, not to beat around the metaphorical bush, these things cost cents, not dollars (except Vodka, maybe), which means you will have more money to spend on the finer things in life. 

We do hope we’ve piqued your curiosity enough to see you give it a go, and we would really love for you to send some pics in to prove they are amazing alternatives.