Eco-friendly cleaning products and green cleaning tricks allow you to spruce up your house in a safe and non-toxic way for your family’s health, but also help you keep the earth healthy. Commercial cleaning products are effective in treating tough stains, grease, and grime, but their often toxic ingredients can be dangerous to people and the environment. Here are some easy alternatives that use cheap and common household ingredients:● Use baking soda as a gentle abrasive cleaner or deodorant ● Mix equal parts white vinegar and water to remove stains; vinegar is also antibacterial ● Lemon juice has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and a natural deodorizer for trash cans and sinks. Rub copper pans with a slice of lemon dipped in salt or baking soda ● Mix vinegar, olive oil and water as a stain remover for wooden surfaces ● Make window cleaner by mixing ½ cup vinegar to 2-3 cups water along with a few drops of liquid detergent and lemon juice in a spray bottle. Wipe off with newspaper or a clean cotton cloth ● To clean your dishwasher (preferably once a week), fill a dishwasher-safe bowl with 1-2 cups white vinegar and set on the top rack. Run a cleaning cycle to remove odors, food residues, germs and stains ● Clean the toilet bowl by pouring in a cup of baking soda and let sit for an hour. Add a cup of white vinegar and let sit for 10 minutes, then flush ● Mix baking soda and borax to remove hard water stains, rust and mold from your bathtub. (Source: 10 Eco-Friendly Tips and Tricks for Cleaning | Bond Cleaning in Sydney)

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