Natural Ways to Spring Clean Your Home

This article, entitled "Natural Ways to Spring Clean Your Home," comes from Amanda Lanum, MomsEveryday correspondent from Topeka, KS.

Spring means it's time to open up windows and let in some fresh air. You've probably heard that the air quality inside our homes is lower than outdoor air. Much of this is due to the chemical cleaners we use.

To improve your home's air quality and spring clean naturally, consider stocking your cleaning arsenal with some of the following basic items:

  • Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and antibacterial.
  • Baking soda is a natural abrasive and can help whiten surfaces.
  • Salt is another natural abrasive for when you need something a little grittier than baking soda.
  • Castile soap is an olive oil-based soap that can be used on anything. It's perfect for when you need something with suds.
  • Essential oils are important in any home to improve the smell without chemicals.

You can mix and match these ingredients to make your own natural household cleaners. Visit to find recipes using these simple household staples, as well as other suggestions on making your home healthy for your family.

About the Author...
Amanda Lanum
Amanda Lanum is the host of MomsEveryday in Topeka, KS.
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