Sunday, November 18, 2012

Clean Your Home the Green Way

Getting your home ready for guests doesn’t have to cost a lot of time or money. Here are some tips to get you cleaning in eco-friendly fashion.

Green Cleaning Agents

The most commonly used green cleaning agents are Baking Soda, White Vinegar and Lemon Juice; you’ll usually find at least one in most DIY recipes.

Cleaning Shortcuts 

❑ Keep Supplies Together - Create a cleaning caddy for different areas of your home.

❑ Pump Up the Music - Music helps you to move more quickly, all while having fun!

❑ Start With Your Least Favorite Room - Do the most difficult areas when you are most motivated

❑ Don’t Clean Just To Clean - Clean the dirty things, and leave the rest alone.

❑ Clean As You Go - When you see a mess, clean it up and save yourself time in the long run.

❑ Don’t Overuse Cleaners - Too much cleaner can damage surfaces and leave a residue.

❑ Top To Bottom - Start cleaning at the top of a surface, and work your way down.

❑ Dry To Wet - Do your dry cleaning, dusting, etc. first. Next, move to your wet cleaning.

❑ Put Supplies Away - Make sure that all of your tools are put away, so they’ll be ready for you next time.

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