Nifty Tip: Clean Your Dishwasher The Natural Way

I hate buying chemicals to clean especially I have items in my pantry that will work just as well.

I tend to remove and clean my dishwasher filters before I put it thru a wash cycle and then repeat at the end.

Then sprinkle a good amount of bi carbonate of soda in the bottom of your dishwasher. Place about 1 cup of vinegar in a dishwasher safe container/jug and place it on the top shelf of the dishwasher.


Close the door and set it to run on the highest temperature cycle. Press start……it’s as easy as that!


Bi-Carbonate of Soda + Salt = Clean Sink

You don’t need fancy cleaning products to clean your home. I remember spending many a day helping my grandmother clean with basic material that you find in your pantry – lemons, bi-carbonate of soda, salt, and vinegar.

When it comes to cleaning most things bi-carbonate of soda comes out on top.

Tonight I looked at my kitchen sink and realised it was looking a bit ordinary.

So all I did was sprinkled some bi-carb in and some ordinary old cooking salt (coarse kind) and just rubbed with a damp cloth. With a little elbow grease I was all done…


So give it a try….why waste money on expensive cleaning materials that are made up of who know’s what when simple methods and simple materials work wonders!


PS: I also use this technique to clean my shower 😀

Soap Scum on Shower Glass

I love those lovely glass showers but they don’t look so great when covered with soap scrum.

I have discovered a few nifty ways of combatting this scourge:

1. Make a paste of bi-carbonate of soda and water. Using a soft sponge or cloth, wipe the glass to remove scum. Before you rinse you can also spray with vinegar for an extra sparkle and then rinse with clean water.

2. Surprisingly, pantyhose rolled into a ball makes a brilliant micro fibre cleaning cloth for shower glass as do shower puffs (see picture below). Just wet and wipe glass and rinse.

3. Another option is putting a good amount of table salt into a container and dipping a damp cloth into the salt and wiping down the glass and then rinsing with clean water.

The best preventative measure is to get a squeegee and remove water off glass every time you use the shower. The glass dries clean and a few minutes every day will mean less build up and less frequent cleaning.