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Zero waste cleaning tips and tricks


Buying cleaning products is expensive, wasteful, and unhealthy.  I now use zero-waste cleaning methods, and will share them with you today. 

While we still buy vinegar, essential oils, baking soda, and borax, these items come in bulk and we go through them slowly.

Tip #1: No Paper Towel: We use cut up old t-shirts, cloth napkins, and rags to do our cleaning. This saves us lots of money, and is not wasteful!

Tip #2: DIY Cleaning Wipes: We wipe down our counters, sinks, bathtub, and around the outside of the toilet with this recipe and love it.

Click here for our DIY Cleaning Wipes recipe.

Tip #3: DIY Glass Cleaner: No windex in our household! We keep our homemade glass cleaner in a spray bottle, and wipe the glass down with clean rags.

Click here for our DIY Glass cleaner recipe.

Tip #4: Cleaning the Floors: We have tile floors at our house, which makes cleaning them pretty easy. We vacuum the floors weekly, and mop as well. To mop here is what I use:

Step 1: Pour in a splash or two of vinegar and 5(ish) drops of essential oil (I use lemon for this).

Step 2: Fill the mop bucket with hot water.

Step 3: Mop those floors!

Tip #5: Toilet Cleaner: This is all we do to keep our toilets squeaky clean.

Step 1: Spray the toilet bowl with vinegar, and let it sit for a while.

Step 2: Sprinkle some baking soda in the toilet bowl, and give it a good scrub with your brush.

Step 3: Flush the toilet, and enjoy a squeaky clean toilet!

Tip #6: DIY Laundry Detergent: We used to use a DIY powder that worked great in our old washing machine, but now since our washing machine is only set up for cold washes (so it wasn’t dissolving the powder), we use a liquid one.

Click here for our DIY Laundry Detergent recipe, or buy it from us!