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Make Your Own Green Cleaning Kit

Using less harmful cleaning supplies will help reduce the level of chemicals in your home, keep your septic and sewer systems working properly, and reduce pollution in Puget Sound. You can create your own green cleaning kit with the following items:

  • Scrub brush—Lets the brush do the hard work.
  • Squeegee—Keeps soap scum off the shower when used daily.
  • Microfiber cloth—Cleans glass, chrome, and wood furniture when used dry or with tap water.
  • Drain clog strip—Pulls hair and gunk out of the sink and shower.
  • Pumice stone—Removes pot marks from sinks and toilet rings; test on small area first.
  • Liquid soap (such as pure castile soap, etc.)—Multi-purpose cleaner on vinyl flooring, countertops, and sinks.
    • Mix 1 tablespoon castile soap with 1 ½ cups water in a spray bottle to make surface cleaner
  • Vinegar—Cleans glass, countertops, and some types of flooring (follow manufacturer’s recommendations).
    • Mix ¼ cup vinegar with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle to make glass cleaner
  • Baking soda—Cleans sinks, tubs, and appliances when used with a scrub brush.
    • Used as a paste with water, it’s great for scouring tubs, sinks and toilets and won’t scratch porcelain. Add a few drops of castile soap to improve cleaning power.
    • For slow drains, put equal parts baking soda and vinegar down the drain. Let it fizz for a few minutes, then poor a tea kettle of boiling water down the drain. Repeat if needed.
  • Oxygenated cleaner—Cleans toilets and boosts laundry detergent (not recommended for silk).










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