Handyman in Hermanus – Green Cleaning Tips

Handyman in Hermanus – Green Cleaning Tips

Here at Donnelly Home Maintenance in Hermanus and the Overberg we pride ourselves on trying to use as many green and eco-friendly products at we can as we don’t want to expose ourselves or our clients to unnecessary toxic fumes and chemicals.

If you want a greener clean here are some great tips:

• To prevent your bathroom mirror from fogging up with steam clean the mirror with shaving cream. Rub shaving cream all over the mirror and wipe it off thoroughly with a soft cloth.
• To remove stains in the toilet bowl pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and leave. The phosphoric acid in the Coca-Cola will eliminate the stain. Neat vinegar down the toilet can be used to replace bleach.
• Keep a spare or used toothbrush in the bathroom to use for cleaning awkward places.
• To dust venetian blinds put some polish on a pair of cotton gloves and wipe between the slats.


• A simple homemade wood furniture cleaner can be made by mixing 1 teaspoon of light olive oil with half a cup of white vinegar.
• To deodorise fitted carpets simply shake some bicarb over them, leave for a few hours and then vacuum.
• To clean burnt pans sprinkle a thick layer of bicarb of soda onto the burnt surface and leave overnight before scraping away the burn.
• Using bicarb on a sponge will give your sink a great shine and it will also remove soap scum from tiles in the bathroom
• Mirrors and glass windows and doors can be cleaned with a mix of half water, half vinegar and half a teaspoon of washing up liquid. Buff to shine.
• Lemon juice can be used as an antibacterial cleaner on kitchen surfaces and also leaves a fresh smell.


• Half a cut lemon can be left in the fridge to absorb odours and leave a fresh smell.
• A bowl of water boiled in the microwave with a couple of lemon slices or a squeeze of lemon juice will leave the microwave smelling fresh and the condensation makes it easy to wipe the interior.

Find out more about our wide range of cleaning services on offer. Contact your local handyman in Hermanus.