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Environmental Cleaning Solutions

Here you'll find answers to your questions about environmentally friendly cleaning options. We'll explore how well these ideas work, how expensive they are in comparison, and the help they can provide to the environment versus other store solutions. You'll be able to determine if these alternatives solutions are right for your family.


Trying to use more natural cleaning products? Learn about three main ingredients, baking soda, vinegar, and lemons and where to use them in your home.

8 Places to Use Baking Soda
Want to know where to use baking soda? Here are a few places around the house where baking soda can be put to good use.

Buy Green Cleaning Supplies
With all the concern for choosing green cleaning supplies, it can be difficult to know how to know what is really green. Before you buy green cleaning supplies, these are some things to know that will influence your choice.

Your Favorite Green Cleaning Products
Looking for some new green cleaning products to try? Or do you have a green cleaning product that you love? Share your favorite green cleaning products, or see reader favorites for you to try.See submissions

Vinegar, Baking Soda, and Lemons
Without buying any commercial cleaners, you can turn a mess into clean. Use baking soda, vinegar, and lemons to get the job done.

How Do You Re-use Plastic Grocery Bags?
How do you re-use your plastic grocery bags? Our readers have found many uses for plastic grocery bags that might have ended up in the trash. Share your tips for re-using bags or find out some new uses you might never have considered.

Cleaning Uses for Lemons
Not sure how a lemon can help you clean up? There are many uses for lemons when cleaning your house.

PH Levels for Common Cleaning Supplies
Turns out that chemistry can help us know which cleaning products are right for different jobs around the house. The PH scale goes from 0-14. Right in the middle, 7 is considered to be neutral. Anything below a 7 is acidic. Anything above a 7 is called alkaline. Find out where common cleaners fall on the PH scale and what they are best at...

What is Green Cleaning? What does Green Cleaning mean?
Many homes have a desire to be a green cleaning home. We're concerned for the environment, and want to make sure that the cleaning methods we use are safe and effective. What is green cleaning?

Baking Soda, How to Use It and Where. Using Baking Soda in the Home
Baking soda is a great tool to use for cleaning and scrubbing your home. Try using baking soda in all of these great ways. Baking soda can clean many areas of the home.

Baking Soda and the Dishwasher Using Baking Soda with an Automatic Dishwasher
Baking soda has long been known for its ability to clean many areas of the home, but can it actually be effective inside your automatic dishwasher. Find out how to increase your machine's productivity by adding baking soda.

Removing Shoe Odors with Baking Soda
Remove shoe odors by using baking soda. Try these easy ways to get rid of odors in you shoes. A few easy tips to get rid of odors in a stinky situation.

Baking Soda Tip Using Baking Soda to Freshen and Unclog Drains
Baking Soda can be a great tool to freshen and unstop drains and garbage disposals. In just a few easy steps learn how to use baking soda for every drain in the house.

Homemade Furniture Polish Recipe for Furniture Polish
Want an easy recipe for furniture polish? This one will do the trick.

Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe for Glass Cleaning Solution
With just 3 simple ingredients you can create your own effective glass cleaner. Find out where else this cleaning solutions can be used to clean your home.

Homemade Surface Cleaning Recipe- How to Make Homemade Surface Cleaner
Extra Stregnth cleaners and floral perfumes have nothing on this simple multipurpose cleaner you can mix in your own home. Save money by making your own household cleaning solutions.

3 Kitchen Ingredients That Clean Every Room
Find out how vinegar, lemon, and baking soda can help you clean up the tough jobs in your house. Learn how and where to use these products for your home. Great tips that can save you money and are more environmentally friendly.

Energy Star Products
Look here to find products that have been given the "Energy Star" seal of approval. These products, including washing machines, and dishwashers, use less energy and save money. Energy star is a program backed by the government to promote energy saving solutions for our nation.

Twelve Laundry Tips for Maximum Energy Savings
Twelve tips to help you get your laundry clean while saving energy adapted from Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, by Alex Wilson, Jennifer Thorne, and John Morrill.

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