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Tidy Tip Bleach

Bleach is an effective home disinfectant but not a cleaning agent. There are dangers of using bleach, which may outweigh the advantages. Hopefully most people are aware that mixing bleach with ammonia creates a toxic gas. What everyone may not be aware of is that urine contains ammonia. So when cleaning with bleach on pet stains or urine on a toilet and the surrounding floor, take care, you are probably creating a toxic situation. Pet owners be especially vigilant.

Another commonly missed hazard is mixing bleach with acid which causes a toxic gas. Vinegar is a commonly used acid household cleaner. Cleaning with a combination of bleach and vinegar could be a recipe for disaster.

Exposure to bleach may cause: coughing from inhaling fumes, abdominal pain, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting and more.

Bottom Line: please use extreme caution when cleaning with bleach.

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Green Cleaning Tips 5

Green Cleaning Tips 5: Vinegar, Water and Baking Soda mixed together in a spray bottle can clean almost anything!  I use it for kitchen sink, toilet and shower.

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  • Hydrogen peroxide
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  • Lemon Essential Oil
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Green Cleaning Tips 4

Green Cleaning Tips 4: Lemon Oil – Un-stick the sticky goo your kids leave behind with stickers and gum with lemon oil.  In case you leave your laundry sitting in the washer too long, just add a few drop of lemon oil and your clothes won’t get that nasty smell.

  • White vinegar
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  • Baking soda
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  • Rubbing alcohol
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  • Hydrogen peroxide
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  • Lemon Essential Oil
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Green Cleaning Tips 3

Green Cleaning Tips 3: Remove coffee and tea stains and eliminate bitter off-tastes by washing mugs and coffee makers in a solution of 1/4 cup baking soda in 1 quart of warm water. For stubborn stains, try soaking overnight in the baking soda solution and detergent or scrubbing with baking soda on a clean damp sponge.

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  • Baking soda
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  • Rubbing alcohol
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  • Hydrogen peroxide
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  • Lemon Essential Oil
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Green Cleaning Tips 2

Green Cleaning Tips 2: Instead of bleach on your shower use Magic Erasers to remove calcium build up and orange moldy stains in the corners using it with water. Additionally, clean your tiles, walls and shoes using magic erasers. 

  • White vinegar
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  • Baking soda
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  • Rubbing alcohol
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  • Hydrogen peroxide
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  • Lemon Essential Oil
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Green Cleaning Tips 1

Green Cleaning Tips 1: Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of 3% Hydrogen peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour or spray hydrogen peroxide (and then vinegar) on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

  • White vinegar
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  • Baking soda
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  • Rubbing alcohol
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  • Hydrogen peroxide
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  • Lemon Essential Oil