I like to wash or air out all of fabrics in my house such as curtains and tapestries, plus my winter comforters. If you have a big porch it might be nice to even put your mattress out in the sun, as sunshine is anti-bacterial. Leaving the windows open is a fine way to air out your mattress as well. I make sure to move all of the furniture and dust behind it, then wipe down all of the baseboards and dusty corners using my favorite aromatic all-purpose herbal cleanser, featured below.
Herbs (fresh or dry) -
1 gallon white vinegar
- Add 1 -2 cups of these herbs combined to the gallon of vinegar (you will have
to remove some vinegar from the jug to make space).
- Shake it up to make sure all of the herbs are saturated.
- Steep for 6 weeks. It is OK if you need to pour some off for cleaning after a week but let the rest continue steeping.
- Pour 1 part herbal vinegar and 3 parts water in a spray bottle and voila! You have an effective aromatic and eco-friendly cleansing solution.