DIY all things Childs Bedroom & Playroom cleaning.
Here I am already adding the 7th blog post in my blog series on cleaning room by room, And like the other posts I basically just use the same items as we do in any other DIY green cleaning around the whole house. Using the same natural cleaning items in the whole house saves us all time, money & health & gives you peace of mind using them around your children. This article is for children’s Bedrooms & playroom, a blog post on Nursery cleaning will be in the next blog post in this series. In a childs room you can still use any of the DIY cleaners I posted in my last blog post on Bedrooms as well, I will just be focusing more on the cleaning of toys & other items more likely to be in a childs room.
Some of the things you need for DIY Kids rooms are:
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Essential oils (Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary & Tea tree etc) (A new source for buying quality essential oils for health, beauty and DIY cleaning)
- Lemon Juice
- Colloidal silver
Make sure to check out my series of articles: How to be Green & Healthy: Room by room, I will be adding articles on how to clean each room in your house, DIY, natural & frugal. Blog series of articles on: How to be Green & Healthy: Room by room.
All things DIY for the whole house, Green cleaning, subjects being added: laundry, bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, bedrooms, kids bedrooms, nursery, office, floors, walls, ceilings, vehicles, & Pest control.
A DIY Bedroom: How to Green & Healthy, but are these DIY ideas as effective to kill germs,bacteria odors & dust mites like commercial cleaning products do?
After many years of researching & many years of using these items the answer is: Heck yea, You bet they are! (check out the other blog posts in this series linked to above for lots more info) And the best part no compromising your immune system.
Some info on effectiveness of DIY Green Cleaning & your children.
(DIY) Non-toxic cleaners are perfectly safe around children.These cleaners keep the air you breathe clean.
Why should you take the time to make homemade cleaners? Well, first of all commercial cleaners are Toxic & bad for you & your families health, DIY cleaners are not only non toxic, safe & effective they are environmentally safe.
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Now onto how to make all things: DIY children’s rooms.
Cleaning plastic toys, bathtub toys or other toys that you can safely immerse in water. Fill a tub, sink or bucket with warm water & add one of the following. (amounts are for a 1/2 full tub, use 1/2 the amount or less for sinks, buckets or smaller containers)
Toy soaking cleaner #1
Add 1 box of baking soda, just stir it in with your hands, add toys & let any that will sink soak if desired, use a wash cloth or sponge & wash the toys, no need to rinse just set out to air dry, you can if desired mist them with water & white vinegar in a spray bottle & allow to air dry. The baking soda changes the PH of the water & the surface of the toys creating an alkaline base, almost all germs & bacteria can not live in an alkaline enviroment.it also freshens the toys & deodorizer.
Toy soaking cleaner #2 (for dirtier, smelly, toys)
Add 1/2 a box of baking soda, 2 tbsp of Borax, 1 cup of white vinegar. just stir it in with your hands add toys & let any that will sink soak if desired, use a wash cloth or sponge & wash the toys, rinse if desired, then just set out to air dry. Both baking soda & Borax are alkaline, the borax can give some extra cleaning power safely.
Other cleaners, for use on many toys including model cars, dolls & stuffed animals (Always spot check first when in doubt)
Spray cleaner/sanitizer #1
Large spray bottle with 1 part white vinegar, 1 part water & 5 to 10 drops of tea tree oil, simply spray on toys, surfaces, walls etc & wipe clean, for stuffed animals lightly & use a dry wash cloth to rub the stuffed toys & then allow them to dry.
Spray cleaner/sanitizer #2
straight Colloidal silver in a spray bottle, this is great especially during & after sickness to prevent the spread of the illness, great & safe on all surfaces, toys, stuffed animals, misted on furniture in the air etc. If you can not make your own, try using 2 tbsp of colloidal silver per 8 ounces of distilled water. As a plus colloidal silver kills germs, viruses & bacteria & also repels roaches
Spray cleaner/sanitizer #3
Large spray bottle, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup peroxide, fill the rest of the bottle with water & clean, sanitize & deodorizer all at the same time.
More cleaning ideas
To clean food stuck on floors: Simply use a warmed wash cloth soaked in straight white vinegar (wring out so as to not drip) work out the food then allow to dry.
Puke: If it is really bad sprinkle ASAP with baking soda, salt & corn starch, allow to absorb & sweep up, then spray with one of the above spray cleaners & use a wash cloth to get it up, if it is not to bad just use the spray cleaner & possibly a mop with the solution in it.
Bed wetter: Spray spot with straight white vinegar, sprinkle spot with baking soda & brush in allow to dry, drying in the sun would also be great, then simply vacuum the baking soda or brush it off, you can also add essential oils to the spray bottle of vinegar, or use Citrus cleaning vinegar.
For pet pee or human pee on mattress.
Borax can remove the smell of urine from furniture and mattresses. Just wet the areas of the mattress or furniture that are affected and shake on some Borax. Wait for the whole thing to dry completely and then vacuum it away.
Calming room spray deodorizer/sanitizer: 1 large spray bottle, add 5 to drops lavender & tea tree essential oils, simply mist in the air, mist toys, linens, bedding or clean with this spray.
Stuffed toys refresher, deodorizer cleaner: add smelly or old-looking stuffed animals to plastic bag, mix baking soda & essential oils, lemon & eucalyptus in a bowls then lightly sprinkle over stuffed animals, make sure there is enough room to shake around in the bag, tie or seal bag & let stuffed animals sit in it several hours to overnight, then simply use a brush to work out baking soda at the same time you are fluffing fur etc. If still having smell issue, simply spray with room deodorizer or above spray cleaner, wipe with wash cloth, allow to dry or add to dryer on cool.
Marker, Crayon, Pencil on walls, toys, dolls faces: Baking soda water paste, peroxide & baking soda paste or baking soda & white vinegar paste can get many crayon marks, pencil marks & marker stains off toys & walls, for really tough marker stains simply do a rubbing alcohol & baking soda paste oor strait rubbing alcohol, repeat till all marks are gone (always spot check)
Wooden desk cleaner: Use olive oil & vinegar or coconut oil & vinegar, rub into the grain & buff (use spray with vinegar if needed first) Use Apple cider vinegar for dark wood, white vinegar for light wood.
Desk cleaner: use one of the above spray cleaners.
For stains on clothing & bedding check out this post: Laundry
Stay tuned for the next article on cleaning the Nursery, safely, effectively with DIY cleaners
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