Spring Cleaning doesn't necessarily mean you have to resort to harsh chemicals in order to have a sparkling clean home.
Try these recipes for homemade cleaning products. Products you may have in your cupboard.
Place a small bowl of water with 1/4 cup of lemon juice in your microwave, and run it on high for 1 minute. Remove the bowl and wipe the inside with a cloth. Baked on stains should come off with hot water. You can scrape off stubborn stains with a credit card. But not the window
To clean a greasy oven, mix 1 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of washing soda, then slowly pour in enough water to make a paste. With gloves on, smear the paste on oven surfaces and leave on overnight. Wipe off the paste the next morning with hot water.
You can keep your tiles and glass clean by keeping a squeegee in the shower. And after each shower, wipe down the surfaces. The problem here is getting others to do it.
If your shower rose is clogged, place it in a saucepan of 8 parts water to 1 part vinegar, and simmer for 15 min. (This is for a metal shower rose)
For a plastic shower rose, soak in equal parts of water and vinegar.
Add 1 cup of vinegar to 1 cup of water and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Spray and wipe with a lint free cloth or squeegee which will minimise streaks.
It makes sense the the less chemicals you use in your home, the healthier the environment is for your family.