Category: Green Cleaning

How to Clean Your Washing Machine

Why is it that the appliances that help us clean are actually our dirtiest machines? First the dishwasher, then the dryer, and now the washing machine. I suppose it makes sense, all that dirt has to go somewhere right? As I mentioned, today we are going to tackle the washing machine. Now this may be an absolutely disgusting job (particularly if you have pets) or it might not be all that bad, either way it should get a good cleaning! How to Clean Your Washing Machine Items Needed: Old toothbrush Rag or sponge – something to scrub with All-Purpose...

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How to Clean Your Dryer

Odds are you use your dryer pretty often. Some of you may use it every day. All that use can make for a dirty dryer and what’s worse is that a dryer can become quite the fire hazard if not kept clean. Therefore, today we are going to get dirty. We are going to clean the dryer. Even big appliances need a good scrubbing once in awhile. How to Clean Your Dryer Items Needed: Vacuum with hose attachment Coil brush (if possible, or you can use a large dust stick, stick with towel attached, etc) Scrub brush with soap...

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Natural Sink Cleaner

I’ve heard it said before that a clean sink will make the whole kitchen seem clean. This is definitely true for me. If my sink is dirty then I feel like my entire kitchen is disgusting. Since I like to only use natural cleaners and products in my home, I needed to find something that worked great but was also non-toxic and natural. I found out that there was such a product and it was incredibly cheap as a bonus! What is that product? Baking soda! Good old, natural and cheap, baking soda! Natural Sink Cleaner Items Needed:  Baking...

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Natural Rinse Aid

If you use a dishwasher, as I’m sure most of us do, then you want your dishes to be sparkling clean when they come out of the dishwasher. Now in order to get sparkling clean dishes, we are told that we need to add “rinse aid” to that tiny little dispenser. The problem with rinse aid is that it’s not natural. Now of course rinse aid manufacturers do not disclose their ingredients but if a product needs to have warning labels on the bottle, you know it can’t be all that natural. On top of that, rinse aids are...

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Natural Wood Cleaner and Restorer

Some of the wood in my house is old. I have old wood floors that I’m pretty sure have seen 90 years of wear, I have a hand-me-down dining table that has seen its years, I even have door posts that had its finish stripped from water damage or something like that. I always thought I would need to resort to some sort of chemical cleaner or finish to restore my wood. Thankfully I was wrong! You can clean and restore your wood floors, tables, door posts, cabinets, what-have-you naturally! I tried this natural wood restorer on my water...

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How to Naturally Clean Your Microwave

While the microwave is not the best appliance to have in a natural home, I’d venture to say that most of us still have one nonetheless. I still have a microwave and while I love the idea of never using one, I still resort to the heat-in-an-instant appliance occasionally. All that said, the microwave can get dirty very easily. Hello spaghetti! Unfortunately, it’s also easy to hide that mess and forget about it. The good news is that cleaning your microwave can be very simple. There’s no need to break out any nasty cleaners because you only need one...

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Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

I love products that have multiple uses and that is why I love a good all-purpose cleaner. One bottle to clean almost every surface in my house. It’s even greater when that bottle is a natural all-purpose cleaner! Once again, I find that vinegar is truly one of the most useful staples to have in the house. Seriously, is there anything vinegar can’t do? For those of you who do not know vinegar is a natural germ cleaner. Vinegar can kill 99% of bacteria, 82% of mold, and 80% germs! Natural cleaners can do a good job as long as...

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