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Tips for a Spick, Span And Green Home
Story Updated: Jan 11, 2012
Tips for a Spick, Span And Green Home (344)
(NewsUSA) - You faithfully separate your paper and plastic recyclables and purchase phosphate-free laundry detergent, but a look at your cleaning cabinet reveals bottles displaying skulls and crossbones. Sure, you know that harsh chemical cleaners aren't the best for the environment, but how else are you expected to clean your home?
Luckily, it's possible to make your home spotless without using toxic cleaners. JBI, Inc. (OTCQX: JBII - News), a technology company that seeks to innovate new solutions to issues facing today's world, including environmental concerns, offers the following tips:
* Purchase environmentally friendly cleaning products. Put away the bleach and look for greener products. For example, DropShot Cleaners (www.BuyDropShot.com) carry the Design for the Environment designation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The entire family of money-saving DropShot products has a convenient, eco-friendly refill system. Just drop the small refill shot into your reusable empty bottle and fill with water. When the concentrated shot dissolves, you have a full bottle of commercial-strength, earth friendly cleaner that is ready to tackle the toughest messes or odors.
* With DropShot cleaners, along with cutting plastic bottle waste, you pay for its incredible cleaning power -- not water! The cleaners use the safest chemicals available, though, like all cleaning supplies, they should be kept away from pets and children.
* Stop using paper towels. For windows, try using a soft cloth, like an old T-shirt. If you must use paper towels, look for brands that contain 100 percent recycled materials.
* Use baking soda instead of fragrance sprays. Fresh-smelling air doesn't come from an aerosol can. If you want to banish funky odors, try sprinkling a scant amount of baking soda into your carpet. The baking soda will absorb odors. A little vacuuming, and you'll find yourself with an odor-free carpet.
House plants, too, can help freshen the air. Chrysanthemums, English ivy, spider plants and Boston ferns can all improve indoor air quality, though you shouldn't buy a plant without first checking to make sure that it will be safe around your pets.