Wednesday, February 25, 2009

is it easy to be green?

It's so sunny out today! I just called husband and asked him to open up the patio doors to let some much-needed fresh air flow through our apartment. And now I'm thinking about spring cleaning. 

Organizing bugs bite me throughout the year. Every few weeks I'm pulling everything out of a closet here or a cabinet there to get things re-organized and orderly. But the deep cleaning is another story. My lovely friend, A, on the other hand has the cleanest apartment I've ever been in. I'd eat off her floors. Really, I would. Trust me, it's that clean.

So, taking my inspiration from her, I'm starting a to-do list and master plan of all of my spring cleaning projects, and by the time the snow starts to melt, I'll be ready to get down to business.

I keep noticing lots of "green" cleaning products on the grocery-store shelves. While I'd like to do my part for the Earth, I don't have the budget to spend $10 on a little bottle of eco-friendly soap. So, I dug around online and found some helpful hints.

There are many non-toxic — and inexpensive — all-natural ingredients that can make your home shine, like vinegar and baking soda. Mixed with equal parts water, vinegar can be used from a spray bottle as an everyday cleaner and also acts as a deodorizer. Baking soda also tackles smells and can be used as scrub on tough stains. 

Fascinating, I know! Now, I'm heading to the dollar store to pick up some spray bottles so I can put my diy cleaning supplies to the test.


  1. Ooh! Great idea. I often use baking soda to scrub my white kitchen sink, but haven't tried vinegar yet. I must invest in spray bottles too!

  2. I'll have to give this a try!!