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Magical homemaking is the act of turning daily life into magic. Warm water and white vinegar can be changed from mundane cleaning products into everyday witchcraft. Even the most spiritual of witches lives a hectic life, and combining natural remedies, your cleaning routine, and witchcraft allows you to stay centered in your practice without burning yourself out.
I’ve been doing this for years now, and I can tell you that it really does work! It doesn’t take much effort at all, and makes boring chores into something more magical.
Depending on the type of floor you have, your cleaning will include a vacuum, a broom, warm water, a microfiber cloth, white vinegar, and magical tools like herbs and candles.
Cleaning is important because it prevents dust, dirt and grime from building up. You should take your shoes off before entering the house, and you should groom your pet outdoors. Spills should be wiped up right away. Marble floors need to be cleaned regularly.
Have you ever tried using natural cleaners to clean your home? What did you think? How about using natural cleaners to clean carpets? Learn how a hedge witch cleans her home with these tips!
A lot of times, we don’t realize how important a vacuum cleaner is until we need one. But when it comes to cleaning our homes, vacuums are extremely useful. They can pick up dirt, dust, hair, pet dander and more. And since they are portable, they’re perfect for cleaning while traveling. Here’s how to vacuum clean your house.
Let’s cover some mundane tips first:
Use A Vacuum Cleaner That Works!
This one seems simple enough, right? Well, maybe not. There are actually quite a few things to consider when choosing a vacuum cleaner. The first thing you should consider is whether you want a bagless vacuum cleaner or a bagged vacuum cleaner.
Most importantly, however, I’d recommend getting something with a HEPA filter. In fact, most experts agree that these filters are the best type around. This keeps air quality high, which helps us breathe better.
The next step is to decide what kind of attachments you’ll need. Will you need both an extension wand and a crevice tool? Do you need any brushes, beater bars or crevice tools?
Make Sure The Vacuum Is Clean Before Use
The first thing you should do before using your vacuum is to make sure that it is clean. This means you must thoroughly wipe it after each use. Otherwise, dirt and dust will build up quickly, which makes cleaning more difficult later.
Once a month or so, you should take the vacuum apart and deep clean it to keep it working optimally.
Open The Windows
Opening the windows is essential when cleaning, both magically and as a mundane chore. The windows being open allows bad energies, spirits, dust, and dirt to escape somewhere other than another room of your house. Opening them also allows fresh air to enter, which is great for breathing.
Open windows help with breathing because they allow fresh air to enter.
Light The Candles
To cleanse your home, light white candles. You can carve wishes or sigils into the candles if you wish. For example, you could write “good luck” on a candle and place it near the door. Or you could write “love” on a candle and put it by the bed.
You can also burn incense or sage during the process. Incense has many uses, including purifying the air. Sage is used for cleansing.
Basically, take any steps necessary for you to feel like your home is wrapped in magic and cosmic protection.
Cleansing And Protecting Baking Soda
Baking soda can be infused with herbal energy! Adding herbs to baking soda for a week or so will allow the magical energy, scent, and oils from the herbs to mix into the baking soda.
This baking soda can then be sprinkled onto your carpet. This will remove odors and negative energy all at once!
Sprinkle baking soda over carpets, rugs, and furniture. Let it sit for a few minutes, then vacuum it all up!
This is one of the simplest ways to magically cleanse your home.
Which herbs would you use for this? Try some herbs that correspond with protection energy, like rosemary, basil, lavender, lemon balm, chamomile, eucalyptus, peppermint, etc.
Or try herbs that are associated with abundance, like mint, oregano, marjoram, cilantro, thyme, basil, bay leaf, sage, rose petals, etc.
For peaceful vibes, try herbs like lavender, patchouli, frankincense, sandalwood, jasmine, orange blossom, etc.
If you’re looking for a way to protect yourself from negative energy, try herbs like rosemary, bay leaves, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, sage, etc.
You can even infuse the baking soda with salt, which is good for removing negativity and banishes spirits from your home.
Banishing Negative Energy From Your Vacuum
Once you’ve vacuumed up all that negative energy, you may find some of it lingers around your vacuum. Take it outside, clean it all out, and then smoke cleanse it with sage or incense! Or you can ring bells around it for sound cleansing.
If your vacuum needs a deeper clean, you can clean the outside with water that has a drop or two of essential oils in it. Then dry off the inside with a towel.
Cleaning Non-Carpeted Floor
If you have hardwood floors, tile floors, or laminate floors, you can do considerably more to make the cleaning process magical. With a soft cloth, hot water, white vinegar, and some magical correspondences you can turn cleaning on a regular basis into a magical ritual.
Open The Windows
As before, you want to open the windows and let the bad energy out as you clean. Fresh air is healthy air, too! Since you’ll be using vinegar in the cleaning solution, you’ll probably prefer the windows open until the smell dissipates anyway.
Sweeping Like A Witch
Sweeping is actually a very magical practice. We don’t just fly on those brooms, we use them, too!
Put your pets in a room so they don’t run out, open those doors, and get to sweeping all that energy and dust out of your home.
Using a broom made of natural materials is of course the better choice, but any broom will do. Heck, I use one from Dollar Tree! Sure it’s plastic but I’ll use it for years and it was very affordable.
My pretty, natural materials besom stays above my door looking gorgeous while my plastic broom gets used until it’s unusable.
Cleansing And Protecting Mop Water
I like to mop with moon water. For baseboards I just dip a clean cloth into the moon water and wipe away the dirty. For mopping the floors themselves, I use microfiber mops. The soft cloth of the microfiber makes my laminate floors really shine when I’m done cleaning.
Into that cup of water with moon energy, I add white vinegar. It deodorizes, and it also kills many types of germs.
Hedge witches pass down many wonderful floor cleaning tips. Try this recipe for a peaceful mop water potion:
- 1 bucket
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- Fill the rest of the bucket with hot water
Mix this together and mop away all the stress in your home.
Looking for a more energetic spell? Try this:
- 1 bucket
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 5 drops lemon essential oil
- 5 drops orange essential oil
- Fill the rest of the bucket with hot clean water
You can play with different oils to change the mood profile of your home. All you have to know is some basic herbal correspondences to choose the right essential oils.
Citrus orange oil works wonderfully in the kitchen. Its citrusy scent and bright color make it a pleasant addition to any room. The smell helps mask other odors, such as those produced by cooking food.
Just be sure to apply the oil in small amounts, as too much may cause discoloration.
Essential Oil Spraying
If you don’t want to mop with essential oils, you can still clear your room with a spray bottle, water, and essential oils. Choose your oils, add a few drops to the bottle, and fill it with water. Shake before using and spray the scent around your home.
Throwing The Mop Water Outside
When you’re done with your mop water, it’ll probably be pretty gross. Take that bucket outside and toss it! This is the final step to removing bad vibes, and gross dirt, from your home.
The next time you need to clean your house, try these witch-approved methods. They’ll help you keep your home clean without having to rely on toxic chemicals or harsh cleaners.
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