Want to Use Green Cleaners? Start Here

Want to Use Green Cleaners? Start Here

Adrienne Breaux
Jan 4, 2014
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A new year, a great opportunity to make a commitment to a healthy home by investing in more natural cleaning products. There are plenty of options to buy, and lots of ways to DIY. If you don't know where to start, find it here. And if you've been using green cleaners for awhile, now's a good time to examine your methods and see if there's room for improvement!

First, know what to look for when you turn over the label:

Know your top brands:

But be aware of some lesser-known brands, too:

Wanna know which ones are worth it? Which cleaners work best for which task? Find invaluable reader opinions in these posts and in the comments:

Think you might like to try making your own?

Know that making natural cleaners out of ingredients around your house isn't hard at all:

Spoiler alert: Vinegar cleans nearly everything:

And apparently vinegar cleans windows the best:

Baking Soda's amazing, too:

Consider investing in high-quality (and good-looking) cleaning supplies so they last longer (and you look stylish using them):

Also, vodka:

Where are you along the green cleaner journey? Just starting out? An expert? However long you've been using green cleaners, share what you've learned about cleaning your home more naturally.

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