Going Green With Natural Cleaning Products

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Cleaning a house can be toxic or irritating, so going green is important in avoiding indoor pollution and keeping a family safe from toxic fumes. Use vinegar and water as natural cleaning products with help from a professional house cleaner in this free video on green cleaning tips and products.

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and I'm going to tell you a little bit about going green with natural cleaning products. This is my expertise. I've been green for ever...really ever since I had a child, which is why most people go green. They have children in the house, they have pets in the home, and they don't want to inhale the toxic fumes from every day household cleaners. It causes asthma, it irritates asthma. Numbers and numbers and numbers of things. Indoor pollution is a serious problem in homes, and that's the main reason that a lot of people are going green. Also, they don't want to contribute to damaging the environment with flushing harmful chemicals down their toilets or down their sinks and having it go into waterways. It kills fish, it creates algae. Numerous, numerous problems with everyday cleaning products. I'm glad to hear that most people are going green. It's really easy to go green. You can use things in your house like baking soda and vinegar. Mix them together -- you have an excellent paste to scrub anything. Vinegar and water -- a bucket of water with just a splash of vinegar in it is the most perfect floor cleaner you will ever find. Vinegar is also really good at absorbing odors. If you had a room in your house with a cat litter box in it and you stick a bowl of vinegar -- hide it somewhere -- in that room, you will no longer smell the litter box. Really, anything that smells bad. Vinegar, stick a bowl of vinegar in your car, in the laundry room, in the mud room -- it'll get rid of any odor. If you want to, you know, experiment with something that's going to smell a little better or...you know, most natural cleaning products you make in your home are not going to have a smell. They may, but it may not last very long. So now you can go to stores and purchase green cleaning products that are manufactured to smell good. This one smells like grapefruit. They also have some that don't have a smell at all. There are so many different brands to choose from, but just make sure that it says on the label that it is either green clean certified, green seal certified, or non-toxic and biodegradable. That's how you really know that it's green. Research the ingredients, do your homework, and you'll find the best green cleaner for you. I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and that is how you go green with natural cleaning products.

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