The Saturday Question: What’s your favorite green cleaning product or recipe?

Some of you whip up homemade brews out of vinegar and baking soda while others of you are loyal to an eco-friendly company with products you love.  Do you have any tricks that we could learn from?  (My favorite is to use Borax for cleaning the shower–it’s amazing and so cheap!) Please share your secrets!

Thrifty Solutions for Greener Cleaning

 

Before having a baby, cleaning was easier than I ever realized.  I didn’t have to deal with the daily challenge of fingerprint smudges on windows or toys scattered across the carpet.  I don’t remember ever getting occasional dollops of mashed yams stuck to my socks when I traversed the kitchen floor.  Then again, life wasn’t nearly as interesting.

 

Nowadays, I spend much more time cleaning, but luckily I don’t spend much more money.  According to US Department of Labor Statistics, the average family shells out over $600 per year on household cleaning products.  Beyond the economic costs, many mainstream cleaners contain toxins that can harm the environment and negatively impact your family’s health. Our family spends less than fifty dollars a year by using our own cleaning solutions along with a few natural products.  It saves money, saves the planet, and keeps our house spick and span. 

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