Saturday 21 August 2010

Green Cleaning

Today is major cleaning day for me, mostly i break down the house cleaning to one day each week.

Monday- Kitchen
Tuesday- bathrooms
Wednesday- Bedrooms & laundry
Thursday- Dining/Living Room
Friday- Floors
Saturday- Polishing, Dusting, Tossing Trash and such
Sunday- meal Prep, grocery shopping, ironing the next weeks cloths

I generally clean with green cleaners that I make myself or have bought & used and enjoyed in the past (yes I know it sounds weird that I enjoyed cleaning)

I sometimes change things depending how many friends i have had over and need to clean up after them or prep for their coming.

One of the best cleaners i have ever had was quite simple to make, Vinegar and water with lemon juice does so much, it bust grease on the counters, & brings a high gloss shine to windows. (and smells great too)

Heavy Duty Scouring Powder:

1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup borax
1/2 washing soda
4 1/2 tspn Essential oil

Make sure to label DO NOT STORE IN KITCHEN, product looks like grated Parmesan; also DO NOT use on grout as it is too harsh and can weaken it.

Minty fresh Blend:

1 tbs peppermint oil
1 tsp anise oil
1/2 tsp clove oil

Can be used in the toilet overnight and then used in the morning to clean really well!!!  

Some of the best cleaners I have ever purchased belong to the Method family, & the Seventh Generation family. 

 dishwashing liquid is Method
laundry detergent is Seventh Gen
Fabric softener is Seventh Gen
Furniture polish is Method

I am mixing the products because i have found that these work the best for me.  Method has an amazing floor cleaner for wood, which is like a swiffer cleaner, and has re-usable pads that you can throw into the wash. There is also one for regular floors with a microfiber cloth for it also (they are different colors so you don't mix them up). they also carry a set of bamboo cloths that can be thrown away or even into your compost.

So thats just an idea of what my cleaning basket looks like, these aide in maintaining my home, and make cleaning a not so tedious task.
As always my loves, have a fun safe day


  1. I too swear by green cleaning. I make some (from responsible manufacturers of course) but always use green. Thanks for the recipes, I'm glad I found your blog.

    p.s. I snagged one of your buttons ; )

  2. @Dark Mother your welcome, I'm glad you found me too. I love green cleaning, it's so much better for us, for the environment just better all around. Good luck with the recipes.


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