Going green at home is an eco-friendly way to also save in many ways. First off you’ll be saving those greens or dollars you work hard for with a few frugal changes to the way you clean. Secondly, the environment will love you for not adding even more harmful chemicals in the air and filling landfills with the containers they are purchased in. Finally, your health will improve since you won’t be inhaling awful fumes into your lungs on a daily or weekly basis.
Many cleaners on the market contain chemicals, harsh fumes and additives as well as abrasive substances. Any one of these can be harmful to you and your family, the environment and can possibly cause rashes and irritations if not used properly or applied in a well ventilated room or area.
Try these greener and eco-friendly ways to clean:
Add 3 teaspoons of white vinegar and 1 quart of warm water into a spray bottle.
(Never clean windows in the sun or when the glass panes are warm. If you do, they are sure to streak!)
All purpose cleaner:
Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and ¼ teaspoon of liquid soap into a spray bottle with 2 cups of hot water. Shake before using. This cleaner is great on most surfaces and once clean rinse with a damp sponge and a dry cloth.
Mix together ¼ cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar together and then pour into the toilet bowl. Allow the cleanser to sit for a few minutes before scrubbing with the brush and flushing.
Bathroom grout cleaner:
Wet the grout and sprinkle with baking soda. Work the areas with a stiff toothbrush. Leave the cleanser on the scrubbed areas for five minutes. Then rinse the area with very hot water and wipe with a clean dry cloth.
Every little bit you do to help yourself go green is one giant step for saving the planet’s environment we live in. Each new step taken will benefit your health and the health of your family.
Save some green while you clean!
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