Mrs. Fixit: Cleaning Green

June 7, 2008 2:42:29 AM PDT
Green cleaning is all the rage, who wants to breathe in those nasty chemicals? Believe it or not it's the cleaners I've been telling you about for years that are the greenest!

What's in your green cleaning kit? White vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide that'll take care of most household cleaning jobs.

For all kinds of floors from tile to wood, grab white vinegar. A quarter cup of vinegar mixed into a gallon of hot water will break through dirt and grime and it won't leave behind any residue like some other cleaners!

Need something with a little abrasive action? Grab your baking soda. Spray water on the surface and then sprinkle with baking soda. Use a plain old terry washcloth to scour away stains and soap scum!

Toilets? Flush the toilet to wet the sides, then sprinkle with baking soda. After that, spray with a little white vinegar, let it fizz up and then scrub with a brush. Sparkling clean every time!

Hydrogen peroxide is a perfect cleaner for kitchen surfaces like counters, sinks and faucets. It cleans, deodorizes and sanitizes and then it evaporates into water and oxygen. Can't get much cleaner and greener than that!

Cleaning green, and saving green, I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple.