Labor day is here and you are probably prepping to have your friends and family over for a nice BBQ. Hopefully you had your home deep cleaned just in time for everyone to come over. Even so, you may still need to clean out the grill that didn’t quite get cleaned the last time you decided to grill. Well have the perfect non-toxic solution for you! Cut an onion half and place both halves over the hot grill. You can do this again once you finish grilling so that it’s clean and ready to go for your next BBQ. Another eco-friendly solution is our go to: vinegar. Once the surfaces cools, just mix vinegar with some baking soda and use the mixture to scrub away your grill. I personally like to do both, for that extra clean.
Now that your home is cleaned, your grill is cleaned, and your backyard is cleaned, there is that one thing that can ruin your weekend. Bugs. Those pesky little creatures that naturally make you hit yourself, in trying to avoid being bitten by them. It can make your evening go sour really fast.
What causes bugs to be active in your home? What many people don’t know is that many of the plants around our home are what attract these creepy crawlers.
But what do you do? You don’t want to use a bug spray that contains toxic chemicals, and may cause you more harm than good in the long run but nothing else seems to repel them. Well fear not. There is an eco-friendly approach and its called vinegar. Yes, vinegar. That incredible liquid that seems to be included in every home-made cleaning solution. Well, we’re using it again and this time it’s not to clean but to kill and repel all the bugs that seem to be attracted to your plants.
What You’ll Need:
1 teaspoon dish soap
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 cups room-temperature water
Just combine all of your ingredients in the empty spray bottle and give it a good shake. Then use your mixture to spray the areas you’ve noticed bug activity in and voila! Bugs hate the taste of soap and vinegar so this easy solution should keep them away from your BBQ/picnic. Be sure to avoid using it on plants with a waxy coating or ones with hairy leaves, you don’t want to burn them.
Hope these tips will help you celebrate. Be sure to stay tuned for our next post. And remember, always Stay Green!