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Home Green Cleaning Tips

Everybody wants a clean and healthy home. Taking the green approach avoids use of hazardous products, which protects your health and the environment.

Don’t over clean
Try non-chemical solutions first

Make a Green Clean Kit

Buy the least hazardous product and use it correctly

Safely Dispose of Hazardous Products

Don’t over clean
Most areas of your home – even bathroom surfaces – do not need to be disinfected to prevent illness.

The kitchen is the exception. Use very hot water and soap (or a very mild bleach solution) after every use to clean:

  • Food preparation surfaces
  • Utensils
  • Cleaning rags
  • Sponges

Try non-chemical solutions first
Often, preventive measures can avoid problems like a stopped-up drain. If you’ve got a mess on your hands, try non-chemical solutions as a first step. See Non-toxic Cleaning Tips.