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Green Cleaning Tips

Posted on the 19 December 2011 by T_mackinnon @tedmackinnon

Everybody wants to keep a clean home, but in today’s world, green issues are increasingly important. As a result, chemical-based cleaning products are becoming less popular with those of us who are environmentally-aware.

Modern cleaning products can often use chemicals than damage the environment, and are often made out of materials that bleed our planet’s natural resources and take huge amounts of time to biodegrade, therefore causing our landfills to become even fuller.

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The good news is, however, that you can maintain a clean home and still be green. It’s all about using nature’s own cleaning products wherever possible. Products that you will already have in your home can make fantastic substitutes for expensive, chemical-based cleaning products .And they will save on the packaging waste that specially-bought cleaning products produce too.

The magic ingredients you can find in your home to clean with include vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda and salt. All of which are wonderful little ingredients when it comes to keeping a spick and span home that’s environmentally-friendly too.

Lemon juice is great at cleaning glass and vinyl, whereas salt can work wonders for spillages when left to soak up the stain. Salt, vinegar and flour might sound like an unappetising combination but mixed together they can make a fantastic brass and copper polish.

It was after spilling red wine all over my new memory foam mattresses from Sleep Masters that I discovered salt was a fantastic stain remover. I simply applied the salt to the spillage straight away and then vacuumed it up once the salt had become pink from the wine.

From personal experience, I would say that these green cleaning products work just as well as the modern alternatives; you simply might need a little bit more elbow grease to get the full effect.

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