Ever wondered how the Amish keep their homes and environment clean? They are very keen on having warm, welcoming and clean homes. And they do get their hands in the dirt a lot. So things can get really messy at times. But they really do know how to sanitize and get things cleaned up properly.
While some Amish families do use mainstream cleaning products, it is quite the norm for most to put in practice some frugal, natural and non- toxic cleaning hacks. Here are some you could try…
Potatoes are known for making delicious dishes. But they are also great when used as a cleaning agent too. An effective way to make your silverware look shiny is to to soak them in water left over from boiling potatoes. Using a piece of potato with a sprinkle of baking soda will make them sparkly too.
When possible, allow your laundry to get some sunlight. Hang them on your cute clothesline outside, and allow the sun to dry them.
Heat from the sun helps to kill germs and also will make your clothes smell fresh. Also, use a vinegar based laundry detergent and your whites will be even whiter.
Bathrooms can get really messy. The unpleasant odours, grimy shower, stained bowl and that dirty sink. Use a solution of borax and thyme essential oil to eliminate your bathroom woes. Borax is a natural mineral that gets the tough cleaning jobs done.
Thyme essential oil will aid in sanitizing and make your bathroom smell good. Please note that while some Amish families only have an outhouse, some Amish families do have indoor bathrooms and plumbing. CONTINUE TO NEXT PAGE BELOW