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Baking Soda

Baking soda can be made into a paste and used to scrub surfaces in much the same way as commercial abrasive cleansers. Simply pour your baking soda into a bowl and mix in water until it reaches the right consistency.

Baking soda is also great as a deodoriser. Simply place an open box in the refrigerator and freezer to absorb odours. Put it anywhere you need deodorising action such as in your wardrobe or pet bedding. It can also be used to absorb moisture and is great for keeping mildew away from stored items.

There are so many uses for baking soda, you can even clean your teeth with it and it is now an ingredient in toothpaste! See blow for some top tips for using baking soda around your home.

In the Kitchen:

  • Wiping down surfaces
  • Cleaning your silverware
  • Removal of scuff marks & grease spills from floors

In the Bathroom:

  • Removal of stubborn stains from surfaces
  • To clean hairbrushes and combs
  • To avoid clogged drains by weekly rinsing

Around the House:

  • Carpet odour removals
  • Pre-treatment of Diapers
  • Removal of mildew from pool areas

Lemon Juice

High in citric acid, Lemon juice is one of the best natural cleaners due to its low pH and antibacterial properties. Lemon juice can be used to clean your home by dissolving soap scum, cleaning and shining brass and copper, or mixed with vinegar and or baking soda to make cleaning pastes.

Lemons also smell great and aren’t likely to cause damage to materials you are cleaning such as fabric or wood. When cleaning with lemons always rinse with warm soapy water and dry with a clean cloth afterwards.

In the Kitchen:

  • Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle baking soda on the cut section, then use the lemon to scrub dishes or bench tops.
  • Soak plastic food storage containers in dilute lemon juice to remove stains and odors. Add baking soda and scrub, rinse and dry.

In the Laundry:

  • Brighten your clothing by soaking clothes in a hot water and lemon juice mix (about a ½ cup per gallon of water) and then wash as normal.
  • Remove grease stains from clothing. Rub lemon juice into the spot and let sit overnight and then wash as normal.

Around the House:

  • Mix 1 cup olive oil with ½ cup lemon juice and you have a furniture polish for your hardwood furniture.
  • Use a half lemon and salt to clean even the most heavily discolored brass or copper
  • Polishing chrome faucets or chrome car parts


Vinegar cleans, disinfects and deodorises naturally and can be used like an all-purpose cleaner. Simply mix a solution of 1 part water to 1 part vinegar in a spray bottle and you have a solution that will clean most areas of your home.

It is safe to use on most surfaces and has the added bonus of being incredibly cheap, though you should always test on the surface first as improperly diluted vinegar is acidic and can eat away at tile grout and you should never use vinegar on marble surfaces. See blow for some ways to use vinegar in your home.

In the Bathroom:

  • Use pure vinegar to clean the toilet bowl. Flush the toilet to allow the water level to go down, pour the undiluted vinegar around the inside of the rim and scrub.
  • Removal of soap residue from shower doors
  • Unclogging built up corrosion in shower heads

In the Kitchen:

  • Use the diluted vinegar to clean the benches and stove top.
  • Cleaning microwave and refrigerator
  • Polishing glasses and silverware
  • Deodorise drains

In the Laundry:

  • Use vinegar as a natural fabric softener. Add ½ cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle in place of store bought fabric softener. Vinegar has the added benefit of breaking down laundry detergent more effectively which is extremely helpful for babies or people with sensitive skin.

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Why Use Natural Products?

At Timeless Cleaning Old and New, we are dedicated to providing cleaning services that are environmentally friendly, which means using all natural products that have effective cleaning solutions without the harsh chemicals that can be toxic to your home or office environment.

Why is this so important?

Using natural products or ‘being green’ means that we consider our health and our environment and the impact our cleaning products have upon it. Are we leaving toxic residue when we clean? Are we polluting the air we breathe inside that home with chemicals? Cleaning with toxic cleaners is the major cause of indoor air pollution.

What about our environment?

When we rinse our cleaning cloths and empty our buckets, the water goes somewhere. Once the water containing our cleaning products get into the waterways does it … Have a negative impact on aquatic animals? Harm animals that live on these marine creatures? Re-enter our drinking water? These are just some reasons why we believe using environmentally products is so important. Please call if you would like some more information.

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