Archive for April, 2015

How to Live a Greener Life – In Just 15 Minutes a Day

Posted on April 30, 2015. Filed under: Green Cleaning | Tags: , , |

As we come to the end of Earth Month, you might be wondering “Am I doing all I can to live a greener life?”

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While it may seem daunting, living a greener life doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Sponge & Sparkle is committed to using cleaning products and practices that are non-toxic whenever possible, and we’ve found that once you make the commitment, the rest is easy.

This article on the Prevention Magazine blog offers 70 simple, doable ways to live a greener life. Their tips cover all areas – including cleaning, gardening, pet care, and driving.

Each tip takes a few minutes to implement; all you have to do is work on one tip at a time.

By this time next year, you will be living a more eco-friendly life.

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Use Vinegar to Clean Your Bathroom and Save Money Too

Posted on April 2, 2015. Filed under: Cleaning Bedroom, Green Cleaning | Tags: , , , |

White vinegar is a natural, inexpensive, and highly effective cleaning and sanitizing agent.  It’s widely available in gallon size jugs in supermarkets and big box stores. The following are among the many ways it can be used to make your bathroom sparkle:

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  1. Floors: Dilute ¼ cup of white vinegar in a bucket of warm water to clean any type of floor except marble or wood.
  1. Mold or soap scum on walls and shower curtains: Apply white vinegar with a sprayer and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Rinse and let dry.
  1. Shower heads: Pour vinegar into a bag and use rubber bands to tie the bag over the shower head, or remove the shower head.  Let it soak overnight, and rinse.
  1. Windows and mirrors: Mix ¼ cup of vinegar with a tablespoon of Castile soap and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray windows and mirrors and wipe with a sheet of newspaper.
  1. Unclog and deodorize drains: The combination of vinegar and baking soda is one of the most effective ways to unclog and deodorize drains. It’s also far gentler on your pipes (and your wallet) than commercial drain cleaners. Use a funnel to pour 1/2 cup baking soda followed by 1 cup vinegar into the drain. When the foaming subsides, flush with hot water. Wait five minutes, and then flush again with cold water. Besides clearing blockages, this technique also washes away odor-causing bacteria.

Why use harsh, expensive chemical products when vinegar can do the same job?  You’ll soon discover many additional uses for this natural, non-toxic cleaning agent that saves money and helps to protect the environment.

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