April 8, 2010

P2 Tip: Do Some Spring Cleaning!

P2 Tip: Doing Some Spring Cleaning?

Did you know that some common “green” items in your home can be used as cleaning agents? Try these tips next time you’re cleaning, knowing that you’re not washing any pesticides or strong chemicals down the drain:

· Bathroom or Kitchen Tile - Use Baking Soda and Water: Dust surfaces with baking soda, then scrub with a moist sponge or cloth.

· Windows and Mirrors - Use White Vinegar, Water and Newspaper: Mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with a gallon of water, and dispense into a used spray bottle. Squirt on, then scrub with newspaper, not paper towels, which cause streaking.

· Clogged Drains - Use Baking Soda and Boiling Water: Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into the problem drain, followed by 2 cups of boiling water. If that isn't doing it for you, chase the baking soda with a 1/2 cup of vinegar and cover tightly, allowing the vigorous fizzing of the chemical reaction to break up the gunk. Then, flush that with one gallon of boiling water.

Source: www.thedailygreen.com