Posted by Eva Owens
I think it’s safe to say that we’re all on a budget and saving money where we can. We’d all like to buy products that are less toxic and better for the environment and our families. Sometimes that can mean spending a little more money than we’d like to on cleaning products, right? Wrong.
Here are 4 tips on how to make basic, cheap cleaning products and supplies that don’t smell bad and don’t have chemicals. Ready?
First, you’ll need these 3 household items (if you don’t have them, you can find them at any drug or grocery store):
- Baking Soda
- White Vinegar
- Hydrogen Peroxide
Need to clean burnt pans? Cleaning burnt pans is easy, simply use white vinegar and baking soda. You can click here for detailed instructions of a simple way to clean burnt pans:
- Bring 1 cup water and 1 cup of white vinegar to a boil in the burnt pan.
- Remove from the stove and pour out almost all of the liquid.
- Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Watch it fizz and then scrub. Ta-da! A clean, cheap, and green way to clean burnt pans easily.
Where to find an all-purpose, environmentally-friendly cleaner? Make it, it’s easy! To make your own multi-use, green cleaner simply: add 1 tsp baking soda, ½ tsp dish soap, and 2 tbsp vinegar to a spray bottle, then fill with warm water and shake it up. Optional: add a few drops of essential oil like lemon or lavender. I can smell it already!
Garbage disposal smelling yucky? Take the pulp from a lemon (preferably one you've already squeezed to use for something else) and toss it in the garbage disposal, along with a few, thin strips of the peel. Run some water and turn on the garbage disposal. (I just did this this morning and I’m telling you...it smells great!)
Need a sink or stove top cleaner? I know I do… To make a green sink or stove top cleaner, simply add ⅓ cup baking soda to a bowl and mix in warm water until you get a moist paste, then put the paste on sponge or brush and scrub away. Make it as you need it.
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Do you have green cleaning tips for fellow home care providers or clients? Let us know! We’d love to hear from you.