Here are some simple and cheap ways you can clean “green” this spring!
First of all, make your own cleaners. It sounds kind of intimidating but it’s actually very easy and very cost effective. Just think about your grandmothers and your great grandmothers – they were cleaning green and didn’t even know it! They didn’t have all these fancy, chemical laden cleaners to choose from. They had simple, non-toxic recipes that they used. Their homes were clean and non-toxic – “green” before it was the trend. (Just think about how long that generation lived – could there be a connection to their longevity and their lack of exposure to harmful chemicals in cleaning supplies and food?)
Recipe for All Purpose Cleaner:
4 Tablespoons Vinegar
2 tsp. Borax
32 oz. hot water
Mix and store in a spray bottle.
Recipe for Window Cleaner:
1 Cup Vinegar
3 Cups Water
Mix and store in a spray bottle. Use a cotton rag or newspapers.
Recipe for Cleaning Wood Floors:
¼ Cup White Vinegar
1 Quart Warm Water
Mix in spray bottle. Use sparingly and be careful not to over wet the wood. Use a cotton mop.
Recipe for Cleaning Carpets:
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