OK. Let me get this out in the open before we move ahead…
The next few Monday shows are about cleaning your home BUT BEFORE YOU GO AWAY BECAUSE THAT SOUNDS INSANELY BORING I want you to know that the info we’re going to share is actually interesting and relevant and designed to help you:
- save money
- use fewer toxic chemicals in your home
- simplify your cleaning routine
- minimise waste
- keep the same level of cleanliness as commercial cleaners
I know, I know. Not everyone wants to spend ten minutes a week listening to people talk about cleaning. But the fact is each and everyone of us needs to clean in some capacity, so why not make it simple and sustainable? In fact, if I could encourage anyone to make one change towards a more sustainable lifestyle, this would be it.
To kick things off, today Ben and I talk about the hero of green cleaning – boring old white vinegar. Without doubt it’s what we use the most of when it comes to cleaning our house, and we talk about how we use it to clean the:
- kitchen tiles
- bench tops
- cupboard doors, handles and interiors
- fridge – inside and out
- microwave – inside and out
- pantry shelves
- shower glass
- bathroom tiles
- vanity top and cupboards
- wooden floors
- tile floors
We discuss whether it actually cleans as well as the commercial products, if it’s as hygienic as bleach, and whether we’ve noticed any difference since adopting green cleaning a few years ago. We also talk about the practicalities – how to use it, what equipment you need, and if there are any downsides.
As always, this Monday show ends with a simple action we’d love you to try for the next seven days. This week try using white vinegar to clean your kitchen bench tops and bathroom vanity and see if there is any noticeable difference in the outcome. It doesn’t have to be better than your regular cleaner, but I’d love to know if it’s the same. Feel free to let us know in the comments. In the meantime though, have a great week!
Or you can listen to the show directly, simply by hitting the Play button above. Enjoy!
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