Spring Cleaning, The Green Way

There’s no time like spring time to get your house clean, but expensive chemicals are no way to start off your spring cleaning.

Spring time is the perfect time to start making your own homemade cleaners. The first one is made up of items you probably already have in your kitchen.

1/2 c. distilled white vinegar
2 c. water
Juice from 1/2 a lemon, strained

Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and you’re ready to tackle everything from countertops to toilet bowls.

Another must-have for your green cleaning kit: baking soda. Sprinkle it on your carpet to get rid of pet odors, use it as a mild abrasive for sinks and tubs or mix it with vinegar to unclog a drain. Baking soda is cheap and non-toxic.

To add a little sparkle to your windows, simply add about 2 tablespoons of vinegar to 2 cups of water in a spray bottle.

If you’re using conventional household cleaners, the cleaner your house is, the more toxic it is. With homemade cleaners, you know exactly what the ingredients are and that none of them are unsafe for you or your family.

One ingredient for easy, green spring cleaning might surprise you. Vodka. It will make your kitchen and bathroom fixtures sparkle again.

The smell of a clean home doesn’t need to be a harsh lemon or pine scent. Instead, try mixing water with an essential oil of your choice to make your own homemade air freshener.

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