A few years back, I decided to switch over to green cleaning materials. While I am not 100% there yet, we have made a lot of improvements. Here are a few tips to get you started making your house cleaners more environmentally friendly.
1) You can use vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice to clean just about anything! To clean your drains, simply pour in some baking soda and follow it with vinegar (remember those volcano experiments in elementary school- you get the idea!). You can also use baking soda to clean grime off sinks. Vinegar is great for cleaning windows and glass!
2) Instead of fabric softener, use wool dryer balls. You can add a small dab of essential oils to a few of them if you like to send your laundry. I like Woolzies! Dryer balls help cut down drying time by about 25%. To reduce static cling, add in a crumpled up ball of tin foil. Plus they are guaranteed for 1,000 loads!
3) Instead of Febreeze (which contains many chemicals and fragrances), you can use a product like Clean Well Botanical Fabric Deodorizer. Clean Well works on pet, smoke, cooking, sweat odors and is kid and pet safe!
4) Avoid using air fresheners, try using natural alternatives instead. Click HERE for some great alternatives to aerosol air fresheners.
5) To clean your air the natural way, try opening up the windows from time to time to allow air exchange. To prevent dust from building up around the house, avoid clutter. Another way to reduce dirt and other pollutants into your house is to remove your shoes before entering your home.
30 Something Mother Runner received samples of Woolzies and the green cleaning product, Clean Well Botanical Fabric Deodorizer, to test out.