I came across these quick cleaning tips from Simple magazine and realized that I’ve been doing these for years. So I thought that I’d take it one step further and “green” up the products used for cleaning. Just another step in eliminating products that contain harmful chemicals.
Place a couple of dryer sheets (even used ones work) in the bottom of the trash can to absorb spills and mask odors. My new favorite dyer sheets:
Switch to liquid soap or glycerin bar soap. The binders in traditional bar soaps are the main cause of soap scum and contribute to clogged drains.
Dr. Bronner’s fair trade, organic hand and body soaps. Read the list of ingredient-they look safe enough to eat!
Line the bottom of the microwave with 10 or so paper towels to protect the turntable. Take the top one off after each use.
7th Generation Organic Paper Towels (Be sure to check out all the other paper products that this company offers. Also, check prices for this product at Amazon where you can purchase these paper towels in bulk.)
Run the bathroom exhaust fan or crack open a window while you shower—and for at least 10 minutes afterward—to prevent mold buildup.
Don’t have an exhaust fan? Then add a fan to your bathroom to help “air” it out. It’s so much safer than having to use a mold eliminating chemical.
Eradicate hard-water stains in the toilet by pouring in a cup of distilled white vinegar once a month. Let sit overnight, then flush.
Wipe down tile walls and glass doors after showering with a small flexible squeegee to curb soap scum.