The Green Guide to Cleaning Your Home

After reading Slow Death by Rubber Duck (fantastic by the way if you’ve always been suspicious of the products you use) I’ve become much more aware of how truly uninformed I am regarding the products I purchase.  I buy shampoo because I’m supposed to, right?  Same thing with conditioner; you just need conditioner.  But after a bit I started to realize that just in the bathroom alone I have shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, shower cleaner, general surface cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, and other miscellaneous products.  I suppose I only bought all of them because, well, it says “shower cleaner” so that must be the best thing to use in the shower, right?  Turns out I could not have been more wrong.

Cleaning Services Group out of the UK recently published a great infographic outlining how to clean your home with green products.  For example, did you know that baking soda is/was used as shampoo and toothpaste for many, many years?  And that same baking soda with also do wonders to clean your shower, sink, and even help unclog a drain.  Now, to buy all the products to serve the individual needs I listed you could easily spend up to $20.  But this 4 lb box of baking soda costs just $2.24 at Wal Mart and will do all the above and then some.

baking soda

Read through the rest of the infographic to see what else you can go clean with the stuff already under your sink or in your pantry.



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