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12 Natural Cleaners for Your Home

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Tea


The tanic acid in tea makes it a great natural cleaner for hardwood floors — it'll even leave them with an extra shine! To start, boil a pot of water and add 5 to 6 tea bags. Allow the tea to steep for about 10 minutes, and pour the tea into your mop bucket (add cool water if the mixture is still very hot.)

As always, make sure to test your tea solution on a hidden area to avoid discoloration, and refrain from using tea to clean laminate wood floors.

Did you also know that tea is the perfect solution for your dirty microwave? Add a few green tea leaves to boiling water and allow it to steep. When it's cool enough to handle, wipe the microwave down with the mixture to remove stains and odors.

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