10 Tips for a Cleaner, Healthier Home

I praise green living to all that will listen, whether it’s at work, school or here on my blog. I’d like to share some of my green cleaning tips and introduce you to a company whose products I would love to try! Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day carries cleaning products made from natural essential oils. They have scents including cool and crisp Basil, soothing Lavender, invigorating Lemon Verbena and uplifting Geranium. Wow! That’s sounds wonderful!

So here are are few of the things we do to be “green” clean.

1. We’ve replaced all of our kitchen cleaners with eco-friendly versions. I love that the products say “if swallowed drink lots of water” – not call 911. Just that in it’s self makes me feel good. I still keep the products out of reach of the little one, but I feel better about not have those “other” products in the house.

2. I no longer use so many paper towels. We use rags or old towels cut up instead.They’re really easier than paper too. No need to waste all that paper!

3. I started using reusable clothes and pads when mopping the floor. I use one of those spray mops and instead of using the costly and bad for the environment pads, I just use an old t-shirt or reusable pad. For me, they work better. It gets into the cracks better.

4. We no longer use air fresheners. Those little plug ins take up energy and all the packaging is bad for the environment. I like to use scented pine cones in the fall and winter and lemons and limes in the spring. Also, I’d rather use baking soda in the trash cans than aerosol sprays.

5. We use vinegar for our weeds. I’ve always disliked the smell of weed killer and have found that plain white vinegar does the job just as well. I even talked my boss into using it at work.

6. I recently found out I can wash my car without water! There are several waterless car washes out there to choose from. I had to try it to believe it. It really does work. Just spray the cleaner on a cloth and wipe the dirt from the car. Of course it won’t work on really dirty cars, but for a nice wash that’s eco-friendly, they’re definitely worth it.

7. Instead of using those shower sprays after the shower that help keep the shower clean, we use a squeegee. Of course this only works on the walls or doors. But we have found that if we use the squeegee, less water sits on the walls, thus less mold and mildew.

8.We are now using eco-friendly laundry soaps. Did you know that most detergents have you put more than enough soap in the wash? We put a little less that the required amount. Plus, we wash most of our laundry in cold water. Our clothes are just as clean.

9. Do you have spiders? Spiders do not like certain essentials oils. I use a mixture of citronella and water to keep them at bay. I’ve even used it on my car. The spiders live in our trees. AGGHH!

10. Garbage disposals sometimes smell like garbage! We lemon and lime peels in ours to keep it smelling fresh. You can even use baking soda and ice.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Mrs. Meyer’s blogging program, making me eligible to get a $30 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. domestic cleaning London says:

    I'm in this business from many years and now I'll definitely start using green cleaning products, because they are good for the environment, health and are really effective.

  2. after builers cleaning says:

    Using a squeegee for mopping the bathroom walls is very good idea.

  3. Kathleen Gregg Huertas says:

    I love your cleaning tips…I was going to open a cleaning business this month..but it is not going to happen…I have imported tips from my cleaning blog onto this one….I am a cleanaholic…look forward to connecting with you…hope you follow me back….Kat http://amomsawareness.blogspot.com