Posts Tagged by greener cleaning
|January 24, 2012||Filled under Get Clean|
I’ve been writing post after post about cleaning your home with safe, natural and green cleaning products — to the point where it might be difficult for a new reader to find a good place to start.
The following list of links are my suggestions for getting started cleaning greener.
- How to Shine Your Sink – Keeping a shiny sink is the foundation to a clean home. How do you shine that sink without toxic cleaners? Can it really get clean using natural cleaners? Read this post and find out how I do this and you can too! Plus, you can join us in the 10 week kitchen cleaning challenge!
- How to Clean Your Oven without Toxic Chemicals – Oven Cleaners are known to be one of the most toxic and dangerous chemicals we use to clean our house. It’s time to try some alternatives. Read this post for tips on how to use natural product that work! Yes, you’ll need to use a little elbow grease, but wouldn’t you rather do that than be exposed to chemicals that may cause lung damage?
- How to Clean Dishes in Without Phosphates — For years and years it was acceptable to use products with phosphates, but those days have changed. They are no longer allowed in our automatic dish washing detergent. Have you noticed your dishes aren’t as clean? Here’s a safe and green product that works!
- How to Make Window Cleaner for Less Than a Penny a Bottle — Most window cleaners whether store bought or home made use ammonia which releases toxic fumes and is considered dangerous to have in the home for you and your children. Try this alternative and save lots of money too! This formula costs less than making window cleaner from vinegar and it works better too!
- How to Clean Your Stove Top without Toxic Cleaners— I have a glass stove top and it is recommended that I use a special and expensive cleaner unique to glass stove tops. I say hogwash! Find out how I clean my stove top with natural cleaners.
Please leave a comment and let me know if you find this list helpful. Also, please let me know what other household cleaning challenges you are having and I’ll find a natural and green solution for you!
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|June 4, 2011||Filled under Get Clean, Shaklee, Uncategorized|
I lived in California over 2o years ago and the lifestyles and awareness about environmental issues were much more advanced than where I had grown up in Georgia. It was there that I first learned about recycling and conservation.
Having lived in many places since…including Okinawa, Japan where water conservation was a necessity, I’ve learned a lot about these topics.
Now, back in a small town in Georgia where it’s quite difficult to recycle and buy organic and so forth, I’ve learned to adapt. I’ve regressed in my own habits and though I still feel a twinge of guilt when I throw plastics in the trash, but I sense a growing change in our community and in the United States.
It seems that rising gas and food prices are forcing us to be more economical.
There are thousands of sites about Going Green on the internet, but this one will be different because it will be my personal experience as a mom who has decided to make a difference by making small changes being green but….not going extreme.
My primary focus is a simple change we can make by changing our household cleaners to a more economical and environmentally friendlier brand like Shaklee’s Get Clean products. This small act alone can reduce waste in the landfills, keep toxic chemicals from our home, and save lots of money in our household budgets!
|April 4, 2011||Filled under Get Clean, Kitchen Cleaning Challenge|
One of the most toxic cleaners found in households is oven cleaner. I don’t know anyone who loves to clean the oven, but I know I sure don’t when I face the thought of the toxic fumes from oven cleaner.
But, I don’t fear that anymore. Now, I use Shaklee’s Get Clean Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste. I don’t know exactly what it is made from, but I know it is natural and that it smells like strawberries! Shaklee created the first biodegradable cleaning products over 50 years ago when GREEN cleaning wasn’t even cool!
Anyway, here are my before and after pictures. (I have to confess it had been years since I cleaned my oven so it is yucky!)
Here’s the oven door before cleaning. You couldn’t even see through the glass…
Then I sprayed the oven with Basic H2 Degreaser Formula and let it soak for a few minutes. Then I coated it with Shaklee Get Clean Scour Off (the pink stuff in the pictures.) I let it sit for 15 minutes before scrubbing with a green scrubby pad.
This is one reason I don’t want to use toxic chemicals for cleaning. My kitten is going to be right up under me and I don’t want her to get chemicals on her that she will later ingest when she bathes. I don’t have little children underfoot, but imagine!
After scrubbing, I sprayed the oven one more time with Basic H2 spray and wiped everything clean. Here are the after pictures. It’s not perfect, but it is so much cleaner and all of this without any toxic fumes.
Now, you try! Either use baking soda and vinegar for your natural cleaner or order Shaklee’s Household Cleaning Kit and become a Greener Cleaning Mom! Start the Greener Cleaning Kitchen Challenge by clicking here!
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