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Green Cleaning

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Maintenance Tips

There is myth going around that Going Green is costly, but contrary to popular belief, Green materials are actually very cost efficient.  The best Green cleaner are most likely already in your pantry – vinegar, salt, lemon juice and baking soda. These can be used to clean any thing from the windows, polishing furniture, reducing paint odors, to cleaning floors.

Cleaning bare floors is simple, check out the cleaning tips from TLC Home.

Your basic vinegar and water solution is really the perfect choice for cleaning most types of bare floors in your home. Mix up 1 cup vinegar with 1 gallon warm water (be sure it’s warm!) and mop it onto a ceramic tile, linoleum, vinyl, or wood floor. There is no need to rinse afterward — saving both time and water. If your vinyl or linoleum floor looks a little dull after cleaning, you can give it a shine by mopping it over again with straight club soda. Try not to saturate wood floors with the vinegar and water solution. Use a light touch; the mixture will make your floor shiny and remove any greasy buildup.

For more easy Green cleaning tips read 10 Green Cleaning Tips on TLC Home.com.

Photo: iStockphoto.com/Wendell Franks -Keeping your home clean can be green, too.

Removing Glue From Carpets

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Maintenance Tips

If you have young kids in your home, then you most likely have craft related spills on your carpets and rugs.  By craft related, we mean crayons, glue and glitter that always find a way on to a clean carpet.

So if you do find a dried blob of glue on your carpet, try treating it with a vinegar and water solution sponged in and blotted. However, if the spot is stubborn – warm up the vinegar on the stovetop or in your microwave and blot the stain with undiluted vinegar. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then scrape it away. Clean up any residue using the vinegar and water solution.

For more Green Carpet Cleaning Tips visit TLC Home.

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