Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Go Green :)

"GO GREEN" - this is a slogan that is increasingly creating awareness about the reduction of use of chemicals, toxics and helping in maintaining a green home, community and world.

I recently put a bin in place for collecting recycling items at home. I came across a lot of videos, information on creating our own cleaning products for the kitchen using things that are already available like the Baking Soda, Vinegar. I din't realize that baking soda had so many cleaning properties!

Baking Soda:
  • Can be used to clean silverware - In a bowl, place aluminum foil. Put the item to be cleaned. sprinkle baking soda on it and add hot water to the bowl. Wait for sometime and you'll see the tarnish being removed literally. I tried this at home and saw the results work wonderful.
  • Baking soda and be used to clean vessels too. It just removes the oils stains easily.
  • Can be used to clean bathrooms, sinks, kitchen countertops
  • Can be placed in refrigerator to remove odor
  • This is totally chemical free, fumes free and environment friendly
Vinegar: (white distilled)
  • Vinegar mixed with water can be used to clean kitchen counter tops, windows, hardwood floors, etc. It acts as a effective disinfectant.
  • Vinegar mixed with lemon and water kills bacteria, molds
  • add 1/4 cup of vinegar to the wash cycle when washing clothes
I'm yet to try some of the pointers. Apart from these there are numerous properties for vinegar and baking soda. What is your view on going green??.. and Please let me know what you do to keep your house green. It could be a great learning experience !!


  1. Welcome back dear, very useful and great tips...

  2. You have done a very good job for the earth.. apart from these you can also buy cleaners that are more eco friendly available in market..

  3. Lovely read,Going green is the only way to a less complicated future...I use reusable bags for shopping,always recycle...

    Pushpa @

  4. long time..seems u arent into blogging so much these days.. btw.. very useful post.. hope to see sm more in coming days

  5. I use baking soda all the time. It works really well to get caked on grease off of stainless steel pans.

  6. Absolutely right these are the small ways we can help go green.Like drying clothes in the sun which also kills bacteria and also helps reduce the electric power of the battery.dryer vent cleaning


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