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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tips To Going "Green": Household Cleaners

A simple sponge and the following safe items can take care of most of your household cleaning needs.

-Baking soda

-Lemon juice

Instead of using your normal store bought cleaning chemicals. Try these cleaning tips next time.  These tips are ultimately safer and better for the environment… And you!

1)      For Unclogging Drains:  Pour a quarter cup of baking soda down the clogged drain, followed by a half cup of vinegar. Close the drain until fizzing stops, and then flush with boiling water.
2)      For Glass Cleaner:  Mix white vinegar and water at a 1/1 ratio.
3)      For Carpet Freshener:  Use baking soda or cornstarch.
4)      For Mold & Mildew Remediation:  Mix white vinegar and lemon juice at a 1/1 ratio then add ¼ cup of salt.

If you have to use a store bought chemical for cleaning purposes… Remember, use as little as possible and always dispose of chemicals at an approved Haz. Mat. disposal location.

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