The Bottom Lines of Green Living Space
“There are certain green products that are more expensive,” acknowledges Overdorf. “But only if you buy into the gimmicks. No one needs to have more than one cleaner in their house. I personally use a concentrated citrus-based cleaner that works on stainless steel, wood, glass, countertops—everything.” Pflug likewise reinforces the notion that people shouldn’t automatically shy away from greener homecare because they assume it will be more costly. “The misunderstanding that green products don’t work or that they have to be pricey is not accurate,” she says.
In regards to the argument that some guardians might pose—that there are simply not enough hours in the day to play fetch, pay the vet bills, and research going green—Schwab has a few words of wisdom: “Most [guardians] think of both their pets and other people in their lives as part of their family,” she notes. “Since people and pets are constantly interacting, your goal should be to provide a healthy environment for all.”
As a mom with three kids and three dogs, that’s enough to get me mixing the mint-and-lavender bug spray….
Tell us: What green home cleaning recipes and products do you use?