Using baking soda and other natural household products such as lemon and vinegar is better for the environment than using under-the-sink cleaning solutions that come in plastic packaging. But they can also save you a lot of money.
Experts also advise changing your toilet brush every six months.
After the bathroom, you can move on to cleaning your kitchen.
Again, baking soda can be used to clean most kitchen appliances, such as the oven and the microwave.
Simply mix the baking soda and vinegar to create a paste and spread it over the inside of the oven and its door, before leaving it to rest for 30 minutes and wiping the surfaces down with a cloth.
To clean your microwave, it is best to use lemon and water.
Lemon juice has antibacterial and antifungal properties, as well as having a fresh odour, leaving your appliance smelling great.
Fill half a microwavable bowl with water, slice a lemon in half, and pop it into the water.
You can also squeeze some of the lemon juice into the water, before putting the bowl into the microwave for three minutes.
Experts at Tombola recommend cleaning your microwave once a week.
Using natural ingredients to clean is becoming more and more popular as people are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of using chemical solutions.
Motherhood and lifestyle blogger Emma Reed, who posts cleaning tips often on her website, has shared her advice on how to start making the switch from buying chemical products to natural ingredients.
She said: “When making the move to cleaning your home with eco-friendly cleaning products and you begin to research recipes and tips, you may be left feeling slightly overwhelmed, but my top tip here would be to look at the common factors in these recipes – the ingredients.
“Yes, the key ingredients are usually just the same handful over and over again with white vinegar, bicarbonate of soda, castile soap, citric acid and cooled boiled water, as well as essential oils being the most popular,” Emma added.
“When you realise this, it will begin to make everything feel far simpler.
“Source these ingredients and you will be able to make almost any household cleaner that you require.”