DIY Green Cleaners

DIY Green Cleaners

Green cleaning products don't always have to come from your local "Green" grocer.  My older sister is a good example of this-- she makes a lot of her cleaning solutions and is in love with the result she gets, both by way of a fresh, clean house and by saving money.  Want a few home-made cleaning recipes?   The folks at Maillardville Manor have a thing for green living- including eco-friendly and chemical-free cleaning.  They give a list of the basic cleaners and their recipes, from laundry detergent to carpet care. 

For instance, this is a tried-and-true way to easily clean your microwave, a tip my mom passed on to me and Maillardville Manor passes on to you :

"Microwave Cleaner: (you've probably heard this one before but it works amazingly well)
A bowl of warm water, with lemon slices. Put the bowl in the microwave and cook it for 1 minute. After it's done 'cooking' Let it sit in the microwave for 3 more minutes, then wipe it out with a damp sponge, the steam makes it so easy to clean!!"

For more recipes and cleaning tips, head on over to Maillardville Manor and see how your wallet and home can thank you!

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Mike on Sep 11, 2012:

I use lemon and water to clean my microwave too. What's more, while some carpet cleaning solutions as well as stain removers contain harsh chemicals and emit strong odors, lemon can help you clean your rugs effectively.

Michelle on Oct 19, 2011:

I agree.  Vinegar is my new best friend.  I have been doing house cleaning for home for several years and use it for everything.  My new favorite is pouring a 1/2 cup in the dishwasher.  It gets the hard water coating off the dishes.

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