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Everybody wants a clean and healthy home. Taking the green approach avoids use of hazardous products, which protects your health and the environment.
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:
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.
You can make a green cleaning kit to use around your house. All you need is the following ingredients and our recipes to make your own green cleansers.
If elbow grease and making your own green cleaners isn’t enough, take these steps when buying household cleaners:
If you have leftover toxic cleaning products, offer them to others who can use them.
If disposal is your only option, see Where to Dispose of Hazardous Waste.