This Week's cleaning Tips

Check back every week for a great green cleaning tip from Green Maids.

Cleaning your tile Tile and grout cleaner:

– Mix equal parts vinegar and water into a spray bottle;
– Spray affected area with solution; 
– Scrub with baking soda;
– Rinse with vinegar/water solution;
– Wipe clean with a microfiber cleaning cloth

Previous week’s tips:
Cleaning the dishwasherUse vinegar to clean and sanitize your dishwasher: To clean and disinfect your dishwasher, simply pour one cup of white vinegar in the bottom of your empty dishwasher and run a regular cycle making sure to use warm or hot water – a steam or sanitize cycle will work well too. Cleaning your dishwasher with vinegar will allow your machine to run better and last longer.

lemons and vinegarAll-Purpose Cleaner:

Collect your used lemons in a jar and cover them with white vinegar and secure the lid.

Let the jar sit out on the counter for two weeks.

Strain the lemons.

Combine equal parts water and lemon vinegar in a spray bottle.  Use as you would any other all-purpose cleaner.

If you are unsure of a particular surface, test on a small area first.

Need a great green drain cleaner?
Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda in the problem drain followed by 1/2 cup of white vinegar. The reaction by combining the two will break up all the gunk!

Mixing 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 1 gallon of warm water makes a solution perfect for most floor cleaning jobs. What’s more, you don’t even have to rinse afterwards – it dries itself! – saving you both time and water!

Avoid brining toxins into the house using a doormat. People don’t realize what we bring into the house after being outside – especially if you have kids and pets. A simple doormat helps to remove oil, animal waste and pollen from the soles of our shoes.

Help eliminate the smells on rugs and mattresses using baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda on the effected area, let it sit for about an hour and then vacuum it up.

Add a capful of vinegar into a spray bottle of water to remove mold and mildew. Avoid using bleach, which can be an irritant on your skin, eyes and affect the respiratory system.

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