Got a messy house? We can relate! Instead of reaching for the toxic products, how about some ways to keep your house clean AND safe?
Browse through these quick and easy steps to keep your home squeaky clean and green!
Cleaning the Safe and Smart Way
Got a mess? Get your place in shape fast with these great finds.
Instead of harsh phosphates, Method Lil' Bowl Blu Eucalyptus Mint Toilet Bowl Cleaner ($6) uses eco-friendly lactic acid to make your loo gleam and your bathroom smell great.
Bon Ami Cleaning Powder ($1.49) has been around since 1886! It contains natural feldspar abrasive and has no detergent, bleach, or dye -- meaning it's gentle on you and the planet.
Soak It Up
These easy-grip Polka-Dot Sponges ($3 each) are so darn cute, cleaning almost won't feel like a chore. (Just remember to disinfect sponges twice a week by soaking them, then putting them in the microwave on high for two minutes; let cool before removing.)
Make your own
Cleaning solution, that is. On the side of the Do-It-Yourself Cleaner Contour Spray Bottle ($6.99), you'll find instructions for mixing up simple, nontoxic cleaners using natural ingredients like baking soda and tea tree oil. Bonus: You'll save a few bucks.
Sort it out
No need to have two separate trash bins sucking up floor space in your kitchen: the stainless steel Simplehuman Rectangular Recycler ($180) is a sleek twofer. We like that the tight lid keeps in icky odors.