Category Archives: Cleaning

Go Green, Toilet Clean!

It may be the one thing in your house that everyone absolutely needs, absolutely uses every day and absolutely hates to clean — the toilet. And since the business that takes place on it can be nasty, you always want to do the best job sanitizing and disinfecting, you resort to heavy duty cleaners and chemicals to get the job done. But you don’t have to.

Posted on: 16 Mar 2016
Posted by: GreenGuru
Carpet Cleaning – Green Style!

One of the problems with indoor carpet is that they are the perfect breeding ground for mites, moulds and dust. Vacuuming is your first line of defence and should be done regularly with a decent model.

Posted on: 03 Mar 2016
Posted by: GreenGuru
How to Disinfect, Naturally

Cutting boards. Foul smelling dish cloths. Stopping the spread of germs.

It is really important to clean not just so a space looks good, but so that it doesn’t make you sick, and so it doesn’t smell. And this is a place where nature really does shine.

Posted on: 19 Feb 2016
Posted by: GreenGuru
Cleaning with Vinegar

You probably know by now that vinegar makes an excellent non-toxic cleaner. But you might not have realized how many things can be cleaned with this cheap and plentiful substance.

Posted on: 04 Feb 2016
Posted by: GreenGuru
How Green are “Green” Products Actually?

Consumers and businesses alike are now turning to green products so they can ensure they are doing their bit for the environment. However, there is still little regulation over some terms such as eco-friendly, so how do you know how green the product you intend buying is? This article will help to provide a guide.

Posted on: 19 Jan 2016
Posted by: GreenGuru
Protect Your Hands While Keeping Green

Keeping your house clean can be a challenge, what with kids, pets, and the way the Great Outdoors insists on making it indoors, and onto your floors. Even tougher is keeping your house clean while not completely destroying your hands. 

Posted on: 16 Dec 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Vanquishing Soap Scum

If you have hard water, even mildly so, and use any kind of soap or cleaner, chances are that you have had experience with soap scum. Soap scum is the fun term we have come up with to describe the grungy-looking residue that builds up on tiles and faucets and shower surrounds, but in reality, it is a mixture of the calcium or magnesium from the hardwater, and fatty acids in the soap.

Posted on: 18 Nov 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Getting a Clean Hotel Room

Everyone has heard the horror stories about what lights up when you pass a typical hotel room under the omniscient gaze of a black light. Fretting about the monsters under the bed isn’t nearly as frightening as contemplating the last time the bedspread was washed.

Posted on: 04 Nov 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Going Green with your Laundry

So you’ve switched to vinegar and baking soda for cleaning. You eat organic food. You recycle. But what about your laundry?

Detergent is incredibly detrimental to our freshwater and the fish that live within. It is poisonous to all aquatic life in sufficient quantities; it can damage gills and destroy the protective mucus layer that keeps fish healthy. It can also cause algae blooms, which are bad for the fish, bad for the environment and bad for us.

Posted on: 23 Sep 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
How to Make Your House Smell Nice (Without Synthetic Scents)

People are crazy about making their homes smell good. The home fragrance industry was almost $5.6 billion in the US in 2012, according to a New Jersey research firm. The problem? There is some question about the toxicity of some of the more popular air fresheners, candles, and home fragrance lines. Some studies suggest these fragrances might cause respiratory problems, and even depression.

Posted on: 16 Sep 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
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