Green Thursdays: Vinegar

Every Thursday I do a post about living green.  This week’s topic is vinegar.  Why vinegar?  It’s just about the most useful substance ever created.  It is environmentally friendly, cheap, non-toxic, and can be used in a variety of ways.  I’m talking about distilled white vinegar. The odor will disappear as it dries.  You can buy it by the gallon at most grocery stores. 1. Use to clean : Mix 1 TBSP vinegar for each cup of water as a general cleaner.  Some people use equal parts vinegar and water, but I find that overkill.  My current favorite cleaner is 2 […]

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Green Thursdays: The Ionator

It sounds like a superhero:  The Ionator!  It’s really a new cool greencleaning device I have been trying out for about a month now.  The ionator HOM, by Activion is a green cleaning device that uses just plain tap water.  It works by creating a small charge in the water particles that cleans and kills germs. It looks like a big spray bottle.  You fill the canister with water, snap it in place, and push the button.   It runs off a rechargeable battery.  You plug it into the wall when it needs to be charged, like a cell phone. […]

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Green Thursdays: Using Less Laundry Detergent

I am so excited to do this post.  I have been wanting to do it for a long time, but have been waiting to run out of laundry soap.  You see, I read this article, about Americans using too much laundry detergent.  It basically said that we think more soap equals cleaner laundry.  We don’t pay attention to the fill lines on the cap, and instead just fill the cap all the way to the top, way more than needed.  It wastes laundry soap, it wastes money having to buy soap more frequently, it makes our clothes dingy with build-up, […]

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