October 17th, 2013

4 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips (VIDEO)

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Groovy Green Livin Eco-Friendly Cleaning

It’s time for my newest video, Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips! This is the second in a series of 5 videos filmed during my recent trip to New York City and  produced by the amazing team over at Manilla.  Each video covers some of  the many ways we can all lead a greener life. If you missed my first video, 5 Simple Steps to a Greener Life, you can find it HERE

Hope you enjoy!

4 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

Conventional cleaning products are expensive and can be hazardous to your health. Not to mention the amount of paper we waste using paper towels. Green your cleaning process by following these easy eco-friendly cleaning tips.

1. Ditch your Swiffer

Single-use mop pads are expensive and wasteful. Invest in a reuseable mop with a detachable head that can be tossed in the washing machine, hung dry and used again and again.

2. Make your own cleaning products

Making your own cleaning products is simpler than it seems and requires few ingredients. The four basic staples are baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, and water. If making your own products still seems like too much work, consider swapping out your current cleaning supplies with non-toxic alternatives found at health food stores as you run out.

3. Hang dry your laundry

line drying your clothing may seem antiquated, but it actually preserves the integrity of your clothing, saves you money, and uses less chemicals.

4. Stop using paper towels

For most of us, using paper towels is a habit—and habits can be hard to break. But, using reusable cloth and old linens as rags can dramatically reduce your household waste and save you up to $1,500 a year.

What’s your favorite eco-friendly cleaning tip?

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