04 Oct '11, 5pm

How to get started with green cleaning

How to get started with green cleaning

Remove the toxic products from under your sink and within your cabinets — and dispose of them safely. For information on how to dispose of various chemicals, contact your local government, as most offer at least one hazardous waste collection day annually. Start with one room or item that you want to clean naturally, such as the bathroom or the kitchen sink. Add a new area to tackle every week or every other week. Stock up on the ingredients that appear in many green cleaning recipes, and make large batches at a time. Concentrate cleaning on areas that need it most, such as the one moldy spot on the shower door versus the entire door. This saves water and cleaner. If you have traditional cleaners left you do not want to dispose of, dilute them when you use them, to lessen their harmful impact. Ask friends, neighbors or others that you know live an environmentally aware lif...

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