Hints & Tips to clean your home using everyday affordable items

Michaela and the Community Bees want to share some of their household cleaning secrets, using affordable everyday items, so that you can clean your house cheaply and keep things smelling peachy.


 White vinegar makes an excellent cleaning product, especially for sinks, stainless steel and for down the toilet!

You can buy a bottle already diluted (mixed with water and ready to be used for cleaning) , or a bottle of white vinegar and mix it in equal parts with water.  Either option is about 99p.

If you want to make it smell nice, add a few drops of lavender oil – or the oil of your choice. 

Spray it on a surface and wipe it down! 

Hey Presto, clean, sterilised surfaces with no chemicals. 

Extra tip: Use your pumice stone to get rid of lime scale around your taps. Just rub it and it will come away!


Microwave a bit grubby? Mix the juice of half a  lemon  into a cup of filled half with water. Pop it in the microwave and put it on for three minutes. Leave it in there for another three minutes, then open the door and wipe with a clean cloth. 

Extra tip: Put half a lemon in the fridge to keep it fresh and smelling nice.


Tear up an old flannelette sheet and use as polishing cloths for windows and mirrors and for dusting! 


Perfect for cleaning in the grooves of windows and doors.