How to be a Mean, Green Cleaning Machine
Okay, so maybe I don’t want you to be mean, but I do want you to be able to know how to clean your home the all-natural way. These days there’s so much emphasis on “going green” that sometimes it’s hard to keep track of what it even means.
For me, the definition of “green cleaning” is using as many natural products as you possibly can in order to improve the health and reduce the amount of toxic chemicals used in your home. If you need more reason than this, just go grab one of the cleaners underneath your kitchen sink and read some of the ingredients. Pretty scary, huh?
Here are some useful tips to get you started on your green cleaning mission:
•Use old cotton tshirts or soft rags to clean instead of throwing away dozens of
•Clean your windows with an even mixture of rubbing alcohol and witch hazel
OR with a mixture of one part lemon juice to three parts water
•Mix a paste of flour, salt, and vinegar in equal parts for a metal polishing
cleaner. Apply the paste and let completely dry. Rinse with clean, cold water
and dry thoroughly with a clean towel.
•Polish wood furniture with a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice (also doubles
as a salad dressing!)
•Clean your bathroom with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar.
•Have your air ducts professionally cleaned to get rid of dust, allergens, and
make your system more energy efficient.
•Remove all the clutter from your home and recycle it by donating it to charity
or maybe selling it on ebay! (Nothing wrong with making a little bit of change
off your old unwanted items.)
Go ahead. Clean the contents out from underneath that kitchen sink. I dare ya!