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Natural Home Cleaning Tips (with video)

Toothpaste (white, plain): Cleans silver; can remove water stains on wood furniture – dab on, allow it to dry and wipe off.

White vinegar: Cleans linoleum floors and glass (from windows to shower doors) when mixed with water and a little liquid soap (castile or vegetable). White vinegar cuts grease, removes stains, removes soap scum and cleans toilets (add a bit of baking soda if you like and a drop of your favorite essential oil). Pour down drains once a week for antibacterial cleaning. Add to water in a spray bottle to kill mold and mildew.

This popular YouTube video shows how to use vinegar, baking soda and lemon to clean almost anything.

 

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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4:24PM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Thanks , good advise !

2:36AM PDT on Apr 6, 2011

If you want your home to be maintained in a clean and proper way for you, you can trust http://anewapproachcleaning.com.

2:17AM PDT on Jul 20, 2010

thanks.

1:31PM PDT on Jun 28, 2010

great, thanks a lot!

11:59AM PDT on Jun 6, 2010

thanks for the information

4:12AM PDT on May 24, 2010

Great article!! Thanks Ronnie!!

Have a good day everyone!!
:)

11:18AM PDT on May 23, 2010

You forgot white vinegar!

7:06PM PDT on May 20, 2010

I started using baking powder to clean the sink because I ran out of the chemical cleaner. I thought it worked great and I am thankful someone else agrees.

I will definately look into the oils ... especially the lavender ... I'm a big fan of lavender.

5:12PM PDT on May 19, 2010

I love that little video!

3:22PM PDT on May 11, 2010

thank you!

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Very good advice, thanks. Not easy to learn to do but definitely worth working towards..

Tanya, such perceptive comments and every one sent twice!

Nice moose, nice pool, nice swim, nice video, thank you.

Thanks , i always tried not using them ,but now will be cutting back even more .

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