Old fashioned household products are green and CHEAP!

by Racheal Hughes on May 14, 2007

in EcoHouse

It doesn’t have to cost the earth (pardon the pun) to make your household greener you know. I mean, all the energy saving advice means that you get the added bonus of saving pennies too.

How many different products do you have for all the cleaning jobs around the house I wonder? Different bottles of stuff for floors, surfaces, kitchen sink, bathroom sink, glass, mirrors.. and so on. And they’re generally not cheap, and if they are they’re generally a watered down version of the pricey product!

Well, for generations households have been cleaned with good old fashioned products that are bio degradable and non-toxic, and that contain no bleach or other nasties that can be harmful to the environment as well as your family and pets. And we all thought eco friendly was a new fangled thing!

Just a few of these old fashioned products can pretty much cover all your cleaning chores.

White Vinegar for your glass, mirrors, chrome, surfaces, limescale and stains.

Bicarbonate of Soda is a great degreaser and deodoriser and it can help keep drains clear and odour free.

Soda Crystals dissolve grease and grime. They’re great for paintwork or UPVC, tiles, floors, loos, drains, ovens, cleaning washing machines, dish washers, BBQ’s.. oh just about everything (they are my favourite!).

Just these 3 products can do pretty much everything, and they are inexpensive and easy to use.

You don’t need to spend a fortune to make your home environment greener and safer.

by Racheal from greenmop

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenny August 28, 2007 at 9:48 am

Here is a great link for other ‘green’ cleaning tips… http://www.soda-crystals.co.uk


Dagny McKinley May 14, 2008 at 6:42 pm

I’ve used baking soda for years for cleaning. It acts as an abrasive and cleans most surfaces, although it does leave a slight film that can easily be wiped off.

Dagny McKinley
organic apparel


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