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Eco-Friendly Cleaning

It's that time of year again. When the snow is melted, the days are getting warmer and the sun is staying out longer. This is the time for Spring. With that comes the inevitable planning of vacationing, school is over and a whole host of outdoor activities. What also comes with Spring is the dreaded Spring cleaning! Typically known for this time of year as you eliminate the old, and move on with the new. The windows stay open, the kids need room to play and you want a fresh look for your home. There are a wide variety of ways to get your home clean, however, not all of them are exactly eco-friendly. If you are hoping to get your home clean, without worrying about using cleaning agents with nasty chemicals, maybe it's time to think about an eco-friendly way of cleaning.

The Basics
First and foremost, whenever scrounging through your non-essentials, it is important that you do your best to reuse and recycle. You may find a whole lot of nasty garbage in your basement, attic or even your car. Not everything needs to be thrown away. Take old plastic bottles and maybe turn them into impromptu pots for plants. The possibilities are endless.

Use What You Have
When it comes to using cleaning agents, choose carefully. Chances are, you will have cleaning agents already in your home, that are natural and easy to use. For example, if you want to clean your wooden furniture you can take existing items you already have. Put together equal parts of lemon juice and olive oil. Apply a small amount onto a piece of clothes and rub it onto your furniture for a great looking finish and smell. No need to worry about harsh chemicals.

Keep it Simple
Another simple solution is if you want to clean your floors. You can mix distilled white vinegar with hot water. Add to that lemon juice or maybe peppermint. Use that mixture to mop your floors and it will not only dry quickly, but leave the floors smelling great.

When you are Spring cleaning, keep in mind that you can save more than you want to throw out. Everyday items can be used to give your home a great clean. Save yourself some money, while saving the environment and think eco-friendly when cleaning your home.