moving in green…
your first cleaning

You’ve just gotten the keys to your new place and you’re ready to move in and settled down. Before you unpack anything, consider giving the place a good cleaning.

Wait, what? Yep. We’re suggesting cleaning before you move in. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving into a brand-new home, or a place that’s been professionally cleaned before you move in. Unless you know the cleaning folks were in right before you, and they used eco-friendly cleaning products, it won’t hurt to give your new home a good wipe down. Most cleaning services are only doing a “surface” clean, and if there have been potential renters, or maintenance workers in the place since it was cleaned last, there’s likely to be dust and grime. Even new homes aren’t immune, it takes time for all the dust from construction to settle. Continue reading

seeing spots?…
natural, green, DIY cleaning

Laundry

Going green in the home usually comes along with using fewer chemicals, including detergents. We’ve written about tackling laundry and keeping whites clean and bright without chlorine bleach, but what about general stains? How do you preserve the nice linen tea towels and cotton bar mops that have replaced paper towels in your home? Fortunately, there are plenty of green options, from products you can buy to some DIY tricks that rely on products you probably already own. Continue reading