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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lets do a few things to get us going GREEN.

Yea  we keep hearing people talk, and it sounds like a real hassle... but its not.  Here are just a few simple way just to start going green.The very first changes I made on my journey towards more green living was to switch to homemade and non-toxic cleaners for my home, so it's one of the first things I recommend to anyone who is interested in making green changes in their family's life.
Get back to basic and safe money while your at it too.

All Purpose Cleaner:
1/2 cup Warm Water
1/2 cup Vinegar
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
 It’s great for wiping down counters, and is especially useful during the cold and flu season, I squirt a cloth with it, then go around the house wiping down door knobs and light switches.

Grease Cutter:
2 Cups warm water
1/4 Cup Castile Soap
10 Drops essential oil, we use Lemon
Mix together in a spray bottle and spray on surface, let sit for a few seconds then wipe off with a damp sponge.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner:
1 Cup Borax
1/4 Cup Vinegar
Mix together in a cup then pour into toilet. Let sit for 15 min, then scrub. Works great, I’ve also used plain old liquid dish detergent and it worked fine too, the borax give you a bit more scrubbing power
Carpet Re-Fresher:
About once a month, I sprinkle baking soda all over the carpet, leave it for about 30 minutes then vacuum it up. It pulls out any smells, and leaves the carpet nice and fresh!   I have a 4lb dog and a 15 lb cat so I do this just about every time I am getting ready to run the sweeper. 

These are simple and easy changes you can make over the next year that can have a big impact on effect that your family’s life has on the planet. You can definitely start small with vowing to make just one or two of these changes this year, or maybe you’re already doing a few of these, and would like to try to do the rest of them over the course of this year

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