Right now we are under a couple feet of snow, but it is March and quickly approaching spring. It’s time to rummage through our garages and closets for the things we no longer need and start cleaning the neglected items of winter. I know everyone just loves to smell the wonderful cleaning products on the market. This year, why not try something different.
Choose Healthy Cleaners – Look for products with labels that say biodegradable, non-toxic, phosphate free, or made from all natural products. There is no regulation on wording so make sure to actually check the ingredients to make sure they are “green” friendly.
Make Your Own Cleaners – what did our grandparents do before mass production? They made their own cleansers. Not only does this save money, but it helps keep toxins out of the water supply. Baking Soda, vinegar, borax, and vegetable oil are basic ingredients needed to make a product that is just as good as some store-bought varieties. Try this Clean & Green site for some good recipes.
Choose Reusables – Reuse those old rags and sponges instead of wasting paper towels and other disposable cleaning supplies. Get rid of the swiffers and get a dust mop like I grew up with. Old socks make a great duster too and T-shirts are good for window cleaning.
I’ll be posting other Green ideas for the household this year, so make sure to check back periodically for new posts!