5 Simple Eco-Friendly Cleaning Steps

Even a modern home, can go green clean. In fact it is not as difficult or as expensive as you would imagine. I realize that the price of organics and specialty items can sometimes leave a bad taste in the mouth; however when using these 5 simple steps you can get your family on the track to natural cleaning even if on a budget.

1. Create your own cleaning solutions

  • All-Purpose Cleaner – Mix ½ cup of vinegar, ¼ cup of baking soda and 2 liters of water. This will store nicely sealed for up to 90 days. Use to clean kitchens, bathrooms, walls and even windows.
  • Dish Soap – Use a basic liquid soap mixture and add 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar for tougher jobs.
  • Disinfectant – Mix 2 tsp of baking soda and 4 T of vinegar into 3 cups of hot water. This is excellent to use on kitchen sponges and even in towels during laundry.


2. Air dry – Simply stop using the dryer. Really there is no need. In the summer you are provided the heat necessary to do a few loads a day and even in the winter, cloth will dry when placed correctly on a makeshift indoor clothes line in 6-10 hours.

3. Deodorize – Using Baking Soda around the home will not only get rid of those yucky smells in the refrigerator but also be used on carpet and rugs. Lightly sprinkle and then vacuum. In busy homes I suggest using this process once a week to keep your living areas smelling fresh.

4. Let your home breath – On days where the temperature is nice, open the blinds and windows. You will be surprised at how fresh a well aired home smells.

5.  Go with green professionals – When employing others to assist in the care of your home, look for those that respect and use the same green methods you choice. Choosing an eco-friendly Green Choice carpet cleaning company will help protect your home from harsh chemicals that are bad for not only us but our children and pets alike.

There is so much information available to us on ways to make not only little changes like these above but also big ones too {like solar panels}. It only takes a few moments to check them out and I think you will find as I did that being green is easy, safer and normally less costly that other cleaning methods.

How will you go green clean?


About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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