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When it comes to Simple Living, one key, key, key element is to tread lightly on our planet.
To be good stewards of our earth.
This means living green.
Living green when and where you can.
And the easiest place to start living green? It’s in your home.
“Great,” you say. “Another task. Another thing to do. As if I don’t have enough to do already.”
Yes, that is true. But this one could not be simpler to start:
Replace One of your Household Cleaners with a Homemade Green Cleaning Alternative
Next time you are at the grocery shop, pick up three things:
- an empty spray bottle with an adjustable nozzle
- a bottle of white vinegar
- a tub of borax
You can then use a combination of these to clean the following:
- kitchen bench
- shower – tiles and glass
- glass doors
Add another purchase - a box of bicarb soda – and you can add these to the list:
- coffee machine
- blocked drains
The reality is, you do not need a cupboard full of expensive, dangerous chemicals to keep your home clean. A handful of natural, non-toxic alternatives is all you need.
It’s all I’ve used for 3 years, and as far as I can tell, my house isn’t a nest of filth and mould. It’s simple, it’s green, it’s easy and it works.
Simple Living is all about simplifying and living well with less. Green cleaning is simple. And easy.
This Ultimate Guide to Green Cleaning will help with additional recipes, how-tos and other effective, natural ingredients you can add to boost your cleaning power.
Other Simple Ways to Live Green:
Reduce Household Waste:
- do you need it?
- will it last?
Use Your Resources:
- line dry your laundry
- use ceiling fans instead of air con
- use window coverings to regulate heat and cold
Make Your Own:
- household cleaners
- laundry liquid
What is the best ever green living tip you’ve heard? Do you have an amazing homemade stain remover recipe? (Because I really need one!) Let me know in the comments below how you are changing to live green…