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Natural Cleaning

Posted by Kenna M.

I tend to think about and contemplate cleaning my home whenever seasons change or summer ends. This weekend I plan on doing some thorough cleaning. What are some excellent natural ways to clean a home to avoid the usual chemical cleaners you can get at a supermarket? I am talking about effect cleaners. Some are natural but not effect. Has anyone heard of using vinegar?
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I love Method cleaning products.. Method has a plethora of non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products--soaps, detergents, cleaning sprays, you name it. I find them pretty effective, and surprisingly, not terribly pricey either. Check out
Here are the basics.... White vinegar is an excellent cleaner. You should also get some baking soda and borax (you might find this in the laundry section as a "laundry booster"). Olive oil mixed with vinegar will make a nice polish for your wood furniture. Sometimes lemon and plain ole table salt can also be used for certain cleaning jobs. With those few items, you could clean most of your house. A great place to see this stuff in action is on the BBC America show "How Clean is Your House?" shown weekdays. They always have some sort of demonstration of natural products, and you can get a really good idea of how to use these products just by watching. The show hosts are also quite hilarious, so check it out if you can.
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