I have been busily cleaning the house yesterday and will do the finishing touches today because the scrapbook girls are coming over tonight for a raucous good time!
I was reading on Shabee Chick's blog a few days ago when she posted about natural cleaning products. I am not one to get all fired up on the latest movement, because well I am lazy. After reading her post about the toxins we dump into our house with the cleaning products we use, I decided it would be worth looking into. I am always spraying down the kitchens counters with Lysol surface cleaner, because I am thinking "ohhh it is disinfecting!" Never stopping to think of the chemicals it is leaving BEHIND on the surfaces where I prepare food for my family!
Then in the bathroom, oh please. There is always a flurry of cleaning aerosol toxins going down in there! Which permeates the air my family is breathing! Shabbee Chick goes into more detail so go there for a quick lesson in "cleaning green." Baking soda and vinegar are natural disinfectants. You can add essential oils for nice fresh smells too! AND best of all it is a cheap way of cleaning! I love saving a buck!
Nothing will take the place of bleach and the Lysol spraying frenzy, especially when someone is sick. But I can change my everyday type cleaning method.
I ordered a book about natural cleaners, which should be here soon I hope. It is like the "For Dummies" book of natural cleaning! I certainly need that version because if it is not easy, it ain't happening. I'll be honest. But the book I chose tells you the cleaning methods and what concoctions to fill your spray bottles with. I'll keep you posted!