Green Cleaning Tips

Check back every week for a great green cleaning tip from Green Maids.

This weeks tip:

Need a great green drain cleaner?

Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda in the problem drain followed by 1/2 cup of white vinegar. The reaction by combining the two will break up all the gunk!

Previous weeks tips:

Mixing 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 1 gallon of warm water makes a solution perfect for most floor cleaning jobs. What’s more, you don’t even have to rinse afterwards – it dries itself! – saving you both time and water!

Avoid brining toxins into the house using a doormat. People don’t realize what we bring into the house after being outside - especially if you have kids and pets. A simple doormat helps to remove oil, animal waste and pollen from the soles of our shoes.

Help eliminate the smells on rugs and mattresses using baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda on the effected area, let it sit for about an hour and then vacuum it up.

Add a capful of vinegar into a spray bottle of water to remove mold and mildew. Avoid using bleach, which can be an irritant on your skin, eyes and affect the respiratory system.