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Green and Clean- How do You Clean Green?

Posted Mar 09 2009 3:13pm

Green and Clean- How do You Clean Green? That’s the topic of our Green Moms Carnival hosted this month at Tiny Choices.

The green moms are so ridiculously busy these days, it’s a wonder we have time to clean! But since I really had to clean yesterday, I am in the mood to write about it.

And since I am paper phobic, despite my family’s reliance on tissues, paper towels and wet wipes, I cleaned not with paper towels but with old clothes that are beyond repair, now rags. We call that “reuse” – one of the three “Rs” these days.

I used lemon oil on the furniture and Ecolover and Simple Green cleaning products on the rest. OK- I did use cleanser at one point, I admit.

In my quest to be green, I thought I’d use newspaper on the glass in the house, since that time proven technique certainly fits in with re-use. However, it took awhile to find some newspaper. We don’t subscribe to any and the flyers that appear in our mailbox are all glossy. I finally found some that was used as packing material by my sister when sending a birthday present – whew! Sometimes being green almost prevents you from being green.

What I am perhaps proudest of though is my sweeper – the old non -electric, people powered kind? It came with the house, left by a former tenant and I love it! Wow- a reduce, reuse and a recycle- it doesn’t get much greener than this!

Check out more green cleaning tips at the Green moms Carnival on Tiny Choices!

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