Spring Cleaning: The Green Way

March 17, 2014 | Pollution, Recycling

As the sun starts to melt the snow on your front lawn and you can see the grass again, you’ll know that it’s time to clean out the house and get ready for summer! But spring cleaning doesn’t need to turn your house into a toxic wasteland; there are plenty of ways to get your house sparkly clean without all those harmful chemicals. Check out these ideas for house cleaners that will get your house super clean without causing the environment or your family any harm.

1. Homemade Green All-Purpose Cleaner

Yep, you read that right! This is an all-purpose cleaner that you can make from three household ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now. Combine 2 cups of water, 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide, and 1⁄4 cup lemon juice into a spray bottle and begin cleaning. You can adjust the amounts to fit your needs, but for most all simple cleaning jobs, this mixture will do the trick!

2. Bathroom/Kitchen Cleaner

This baking soda based cleaner is great for toilets, baths, stove tops, and sinks. Simply mix 1⁄3 cup of baking soda and water until you get a sticky paste. Use this paste to scrub away stains and bacteria. If you’re cleaning the toilet, add a little vinegar to the baking soda and let it sit for a while. This will help kill any bacteria in the toilet.

3. Homemade Air Freshener

With these three ingredients you can get your home smelling great in no time! Combine 1 oz of gin, vodka, or rubbing alcohol with 6 oz of filtered water and 20 – 40 drops of essential oil (such as peppermint, jasmine, or citrus oils). Put this combination in a spray bottle and spritz around the room for a natural and clean smelling home.

Don’t waste any more money on expensive, toxic cleaning supplies. Put these homemade cleaners to the test and get your spring cleaning done the green way! These tips were brought to you by Western Tire Recyclers, OTR tire recycling in Utah.

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