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Clean Green in Your Chico Apartment with These All-Natural Recipes

Posted by Living In Chico Team

April 28, 2017

natural cleaning productsThere are many benefits to using all-natural cleaning products in your Chico apartment. Most importantly they’ll keep toxins out of you home, many of which can cause mild to extreme health issues over time. But guess what? They’ll also get your apartment just as clean as the brand-name cleaners you find at the store.

You’ll save money too because you probably already have most of the ingredients you’ll need in your cupboards: white vinegar, baking soda, borax, hydrogen peroxide, club soda, lemon juice, liquid castile soap, corn meal, olive oil, and optional essential oils.

The best part is, you can make one or two cleaners to tackle most of the cleaning jobs around your apartment. If you’re thinking, “who has the time to make their own cleaners” keep reading to see just how easy the cleaning products are to make.

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Ten Simple Ways to Clean Green

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Now that you know what products you need, grab a few clean, empty spray bottles; some rags and sponges; and a bucket of water, and you’re ready to clean your house the green way.

All-purpose cleaners: An all-purpose cleaner is just that—something you can use for just about every surface in your home, from kitchen counters and appliances to bathroom surfaces and walls. Home Enlightenment author Annie B. Bond offers this recipe for an all-purpose spray cleaner: Put ½ tsp. washing soda and a dab of liquid soap (castile soap works) into a spray bottle with 2 cups very hot tap water. Shake to dissolve. The spray will keep indefinitely. For an even simpler solution, try cleaning with two cups of club soda in a spray bottle.

Hard floor cleaner: Author and Care2.com healthy living editor Annie Bond (a.k.a. Annie Berthold-Bond) recommends this solution for all hard floors (except when directed by the manufacturer to avoid even mild detergents): Combine 1/4 liquid castile soap, up to 1/2 cup white vinegar or lemon juice, and 2 gallons of warm water in a large plastic bucket. Use with a mop or sponge.

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When it comes time to spring clean your Chico apartment or you’re tackling the cleaning checklist before moving out, these green cleaning recipes will give you the same chance of getting some or all of that deposit back – because they’re just that good!

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Topics: Cleaning Tips