Link Love – Cleaning Day

August 9th, 2009

Besides bath and body products, I like to emphasize the importance of eco-friendly (homemade or store brought) cleaning products. Here are a few great tips from my fellow bloggers on green cleaning:

Are you still using bleach in your laundry and to clean your home? I remember when bleach was the be all end all of cleanliness while growing up. Little did we realize how toxic it is.   Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Bleach by The Good Human gives us a few great alternatives.

Several months ago, Sommer Poquette of Green and Clean Mom wrote an article on kids and bleach in Bleach Prescribed to Relieve Eczema Itching: Talk About a Toxic Bath! I found it hard to believe that bleach is an actual recommendation for dealing with eczema (especially for babies).  What else can you do?  Sommer gives us good suggestions.

Do you own one of those Swiffer (mops) that requires disposable wipes? SquakFox has a great alternative to buying and tossing out those disposable Swiffer wipes in  4 Swiffer Cleaning Hacks for Cheaper Dust-Free Living. Not only will these hacks help you save money, but it will reduce waste.

Though we should be very concerned about outdoor and environmental air quality, according to the EPA, research indicates that some people spend 90% of their time indoors. That would include the sick, people with limited mobility and the elderly.  My guess is this is especially true if you live in an not so friendly climate – especially in the winter.  Indoor Air Quality by Focus Organic gives us basic steps on how we can improve the air we breathe.

Keep your eyes peeled for another eco-friendly pet product giveaway in the coming weeks.

8 Responses to “Link Love – Cleaning Day”

  1. This was a great list Carla! I especially needed to read the indoor air quality one. Great find!
    .-= Nathalie Lussier´s last blog ..International Green Smoothie Day =-.

  2. Evita says:

    Great pieces of info and I love the idea of your blog – I am so in line with all that :)

    Ever since Swifer came out I thought to myself, can we get any lazier and environmentally unfriendly?
    Honestly what is wrong with a good old fashioned mop, or re-usable rags as cloths that can easily be washed in the machine, etc?

    So thanks for introducing these other blogs too!

  3. Carla Rose says:

    @Nathalie – Thank you! I’m glad you like the links.

  4. Carla Rose says:

    @Evita – I use microfiber rags and a bucket to clean my wood floors. I was never able to do a good job with just a mop.

  5. Hi Carla,

    I tried those Swiffer mops. At first I though, “hey this is great”, and then I realized it’s all disposable (well, except for the handle). I used up what I had and now rely on good old elbow grease, and some home made cleaning products like vinegar and baking soda.

    I do like the microfiber rags as they do a great job and are washable.
    .-= Barbara Swafford´s last blog ..Looking Into The Future =-.

  6. This is so cool! A friend of mine recently did a challenge about green cleaning products, so I wrote a matching post about it. It was fun to see all the different things that other people use, too.
    .-= Elizabeth Barrette´s last blog ..Green Cleaners =-.

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