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We all want to clean green, right?
We all want to do out bit for the planet?
And get dodgy chemicals out of our homes?
Of course we do.
But jeez, it can get complicated can’t it? And seriously expensive!
Obviously, there’s loads of green cleaning products around these days.
But it turns out, some of them ARE NOT as green as they claim and are still full of nasty stuff!
Then some of them – lets be honest – just DO NOT work.
And then some of them COST three times as much as what you usually buy …
… and I don’t know about you, but however much I want to save the planet, I don’t have that kind of money to pour down the sink and flush down the loo everyday!
… and getting real about this, I don’t have the time – or the headspace! – to concoct all those fancy green cleaning recipes on Pinterest that just possibly may not work.
So what do we do?
WELL it turns out the greenest thing we can all do, is the cheapest AND the easiest!
Yay yay yay!!!! Way to go!!
Easiest Green Cleaning
And the magic answer is to forget ALL the bunkum we’ve been sold about cleaning.
Because the truth is we DO NOT actually need bottles and bottles of chemicals to get our house clean.
And even the loveliest bottles of green cleaning stuff, contribute to the pollution we all struggle with, ‘cos they get shipped round the world and the country in noxious fume pumping lorries!
But there is an easy green cleaning alternative which is to ditch the chemicals and wherever you can use super clever micro fibre cloths cleaning cloths instead.
The hundreds of thousands of tiny fibres in each cm of good micro-fibre cloths – that’s a serious lot of fibres! – are proven to clean away grime and household bacteria.
Ditch The Chemicals
I’ve used micro-fibre cloths for four years now and ditched all those anti-bac surface sprays – so stay away from these! – plus window, stove, sink and a load more cleaning products.
I spend so much LESS on cleaning stuff each month.
And I don’t have to worry about hidden NASTIES in a whole bunch of supposedly green cleaning products ‘cos the only thing I have to use with the cloths is water!
And I’m telling you grabbing a web cloth is much quicker than scrabbling around under your sink for some bottle or other plus rubber gloves ‘cos you don’t want the chemicals near your hands!
Micro Fibre Cloths
If you’ve not used micro-fibre cloths before, the easiest thing to do is get a starter pack. And then check out the specialist stainless steel, window and stove cloths.
Some brands are definitely better. I really rate e-Cloth.
I just use a fresh cloth every day and chuck them in the washing machine with the kitchen towels once a week. It’s as EASY as that.
They seriously work. They’re planet and family friendly. And they save you money.
What’s not to like?
Do give them a go!
And for more super simple tips check out these:
Hi, Micro fibre cloths are awesome on many different surfaces, but what would you use for oven hobs that are well past a simple wipe over stage? I’ve tried leaving bicarb and white vinegar on over night and it created an awful mess that took a long time to clean up and it still needed heavy scrubbing afterwards. Is that the only green way to get grease and grime off ovens?