It starts at home…

One way to save money, become more environmentally friendly, and protect your family, is to make your own household cleaning solution. Below are three multi-purpose cleansers to clean walls, floors, and countertops. Use straight baking soda on a sponge for tough, abrasive cleaning, such as in the bathroom. Less chemicals will go into soil and water supplies, you can use household products that you already have in your cupboards, and your family and pets won’t be exposed to all those chemicals!

Try out these recipes and use in a spray bottle. (No need to buy – you could save one from your last cleanser, wash it out, and reuse…)

  1. Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar to about 1 1/4 cups of warm water.
  2. Dissolve 4 tablespoons baking soda in one quart of warm water.
  3. For stronger cleaning power, combine 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil-based liquid soap (such as liquid castile soap) and 3/4 cup warm water. Shake to blend.

Don’t want to take the time to mix your own?
Try the new Clorox Green Works, Seventh Generation cleaners or Method cleaner. They are all available in mainstream stores. Surprised to see Clorox Green Works on the list? Well, it’s endorsed by the Sierra Club, and it is the first time the non-profit has endorsed a cleaning product.

Don’t do all of your own cleaning? Here’s a perfect way to make a difference without making much of a change to your current lifestyle!

Use a green maid service, like Green & Clean in Atlanta or Greenway Maid in San Francisco

Like the idea of “cleaning green” but you do all the hard work? Or, is your area not that green yet and you can’t find a green service?

Then look for eco-friendly cleaning products. They aren’t hard to find anymore! Check your regular grocery store for products like Seventh Generation (find a store and even get coupons at their website)

You don’t want to hunt for products nor do you want to go to a specific store?

Order online! Try Sun & Earth products! They even have free samples!

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