green household cleaning tips: Quick Tip To Share - Unusual Uses for Banana Peels and They're GREEN! - 01/19/10 01:48 AM
In my quest to find home uses for normal, everyday items that you find in your kitchen and pantry I have come across my latest.....BANANA PEELS!  The very post started when I was researching GREEN cleaners that can be made at home - since that first post, Quick Tip To Share - Garbage Disposal Cleaner AND IT'S GREEN!, I have received numerous emails and comments with even MORE great tips that are GREEN so, THANKS to all of my loyal readers for their suggestions!I just found this one over the weekend and thought I would share!  I haven't had time to try … (13 comments)

green household cleaning tips: Quick Tip To Share - Some Unusual Uses for Cucumbers and THEY'RE GREEN! - 12/17/09 10:12 AM
Well, Carol Smith, this one is for you!  I have been spending quite a bit of time on-line trying to find some interesting and unusual uses for cucumbers and I must say that I have found quite a few!
Did you know......
If you rub a slice of cucumber on your bathroom mirror it will not only eliminate the steam/fog on your mirror but it will add a spa-like fragrance to the air. Place a few slices of cucumber in a pie tin and place in your garden if you are having problems with grubs and slugs.  The chemicals in the … (5 comments)

green household cleaning tips: Quick Tip To Share - Ketchup Uses and They're GREEN! - 12/05/09 04:03 AM
Okay, it's been a while since I have posted a Quick Tip - mostly because I am still waiting for ya'll to get over the Uses for Vodka! 
This particular post was inspired by Alicia!  I don't know who she is but she shared a tip for ketchup on my Lemon Juice post so I thought I would do a little digging for the uses of ketchup.  The first tip is from Alicia - so, thank you for the inspiration!  Here is what I have come up with:
By combining a few tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of … (14 comments)

green household cleaning tips: Quick Tip To Share - VODKA, It's Not Just a Drink Anymore! It's GREEN, Who Knew?! - 11/05/09 09:29 AM
Okay - Ya'll know that I have been randomly posting Quick Tips that you can use around the house that are "GREEN".  Well, on one of my previous posts I had a comment from a reader that suggested ketchup and some of it's useful properties......don't worry that post is coming!  (BTW, Thanks Alicia).
As I was reading up on some of the uses of ketchup I ran across 10 Surprising Uses for Vodka - god help me, I can only imagine the comments coming up on this one!  While I personally like MY vodka with Tonic (not the band) and double … (17 comments)

green household cleaning tips: Quick Tip To Share - Wonderful Uses for Lemon Juice and They're GREEN! - 10/27/09 12:21 PM
Lemon juice can be used for so many different situations around the home!  Because of lemons acidity they are perfect for some tough cleaning jobs and are somewhat antiseptic and antibacterial.  Here are some great ideas for using lemon juice around the house:
If you have light colored countertops and they become stained with kool-aid, wine, food stains, etc just pour a little lemon juice on the stain and let stand for a few minutes.  After only a few minutes sprinkle some baking soda on the spot and scrub - the stain will disappear.  **I have personally tried this on a … (29 comments)

green household cleaning tips: Quick Tip To Share - Microwave Cleaner and It's GREEN! - 10/08/09 12:36 AM
I don't know about you but no matter how hard I try I always get spatters in my microwave or something blows up in my microwave.  Hhmmm, Liam learned that it's really cool to put a marshmallow in the microwave to watch it expand - besides, he wanted smores!  Well, the marshmallow expanded alright - it exploded!  YUCK!
Here is a great GREEN way to get those messes out of your microwave - I tried it - IT WORKS!
Microwave Cleaner Recipe:
2 cup measuring cup or large enough bowl AND spray bottle 1 cup water 1/2 cup vinegar First, I … (12 comments)

green household cleaning tips: Quick Tip To Share - Remedy for a Slow Drain AND IT'S GREEN! - 09/26/09 10:05 AM
It's been a while since I have posted any Green Tips and I have run across quite a few lately!  Here is one that I just tried out today and it worked beautifully in the kitchen!  I hope that you give it a try and have as much success as I did!
Recipe for Slow Drainer Cleaner
1/2 c. baking soda
2 c BOILING water
1/2 c vinegar
Pour the 1/2 c baking soda down the problem drain. Immediately follow that with the 2 c of boiling water and then pour the vinegar down the drain last.  Be sure to cover … (12 comments)

green household cleaning tips: Wake Forest NC - Plastic Bottles BANNED in North Carolina! - 07/30/09 12:07 AM
For those of you that may have missed the "Plastic Bottle Ban" in North Carolina here is a great re-cap from Penny Hull with Stanton Homes.
North Carolina is a leader in the country in their Green efforts whether it be home building, retro upfits for exisiting homes and, of course, GREEN practices in our everyday lives!
 

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Plastic Bottles Banned From All Landfills in North Carolina NC Building Nation's Largest Plastic Recycling Plant As of Oct. 1, 2009, North Carolina will no longer allow any rigid plastic containers in landfills.  This law applies to any plastic … (12 comments)

green household cleaning tips: Quick Tip To Share - Non-Abrasive Cleaner and IT'S GREEN! - 07/18/09 02:15 AM
First of all, thanks to all of my readers that have been sending in tips for household cleaning, etc - it is wonderful!  I may have to compile all of them into a blog post of their own!  In the meantime - here is yet another quick, green tip that was sent to me by a resident here in Wake Forest NC:
Baking Soda
Baking Soda is wonderful for many uses!  You can sprinkle some on a wet sponge and use it to wipe down countertops, fiberglass showers, sinks, and ovens.  It is completely non-abrasive and won't scratch surfaces!  Pam uses … (4 comments)

 
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