According to The Nature Conservancy, a Harris Poll on green living found that more than 50 percent of people polled are taking steps to live in a way that's more environmentally friendly. However, many people are confused as to how to do it.
In fact, more than 30 percent of those surveyed say that haven’t made changes because they don’t know what to do. And nearly 50 percent of survey takers say they’re buying green household products.
One of the easiest ways to go green is to switch to all-natural cleaning products. Using simple items like vinegar and lemon can be an easy way to cut harmful chemicals out of your clean routine.
Check out these four great natural cleaning options and how to avoid “green washing.”
Did you know that vinegar is a natural cleaning agent? In truth, vinegar can be used to clean lots of household items, beginning in the kitchen. According to Better Homes and Gardens, a half and half mix of vinegar and water makes for a great, non-toxic way to clean the refrigerator. And straight vinegar can be used to clean cutting boards.
Vinegar can even be used to clean a microwave by mixing a half cup of water with a half cup of vinegar and microwaving it to a boil, then wiping down the microwave as it cools. Stained plastic containers can be renewed by covering them in vinegar and then allowing the solution to penetrate the stain.