We’re still on this ongoing journey to a cleaner, more healthy lifestyle and one of my biggest endeavors has been to get rid of the host of cleaning products we’ve had in our home that have some really nasty chemicals in them (seriously, if it makes your eyes burn when using it, it’s probably not safe for you to be inhaling, either).
I have dwindled down my crazy supply of cleaning supplies and am happy to say my basket is lighter!
Here’s what I’m currently using:
* Baking soda – toilets, sinks, textured shower/tub floors, grout.
* Vinegar – make a mixture of 50% vinegar and 50% water in a spray bottle and use to clean mirrors, toilets, floors, windows, door knobs, faucets, etc.
* Microfiber towels (good quality is a must – generally the microfiber towels found in the automotive section are a great quality) – use to clean mirrors, great for dusting hard surfaces and swiping over hard floors to pick up hair/dust/dirt, etc or use on Swiffer style sweeper (wet or dry) in place of those expensive boxed cloths
* Cotton rags – Use for wiping clean anything that has had the vinegar mix sprayed on it.
* Tools – toothbrush, hand scrub brush, sponge with scrubby pad on opposing side, white eraser pad, plastic cup (for rinsing shower walls, etc.) and a heavy duty toilet brush.
This is all I have used for cleaning (except an occasional Clorox wipe) since we moved in November!!
Vinegar is great as a disinfectant and baking soda works wonders as a mild scrub and the best thing about it is I don’t have to worry about my kids getting into it or breathing toxic fumes while I’m cleaning.