Spring is always a great time to get down to the nitty gritty of cleaning your home. Whether you're working on cleaning windows, bathrooms, kitchens, or closets, or freshening up carpeting that has absorbed pet odors, we've got the answers you need.
There are definitely eco-friendly, organic, natural cleaners available, but not everyone may have it in their budget to purchase those types of products. Making your own cleaners is not only easy on the budget, it's easy on the environment, too.
Interested in being more eco-friendly with your cleaning? Here are some tips.- Skip the paper towels. Instead, invest in some microfiber cleaning cloths or use rags that you can toss in the laundry once you're finished. To get a streak-free window, spray on a mixture of vinegar and water, then buff dry.- Need an abrasive cleanser to tackle that nasty soap scum in your tub? Try this: Mix together 1/2 cup baking soda and two or three tablespoons of liquid castille soap. (Dr. Bronner's makes a very affordable castile soap.)- Stinky carpet? Sprinkle baking soda onto the area, wait 15 minutes, and then vacuum. The baking soda will absorb the offending odors.We have much more information available about natural alternatives for commercial products, including more cleaning recipes, in the Organic Grocery Deals forums, and you can view it all by clicking here.