Green Living // Green-Cleaning

March 7, 2013 in green,living sustainably

We’ve been fighting off some sort of funk in our house for a few days. Chad started to come down with something Saturday and Ari was acting funny at the sitter Monday — my poor babies! :(

I’ve been trying to keep the germs away as naturally as possible. I wash my hands a lot and I never touch my face or Ari if I’m out in public and have touched a door/shopping cart/etc. It seems obsessive, but I’d much rather be paranoid than deal with Babycakes getting sick.

But this opens up a question: How do I effectively clean our house without introducing hazardous chemicals, while getting the “germ-free” deep-clean I’m looking for?

Well I’ve been reading The Daily Green for tips on how to use green/sustainable products to keep my family and house healthy and happy.

These days I’m exclusively using Method products for all of our daily-cleaning. It’s safe, effective, and adorably packaged.

I know there’s a give-and-take with using green products. Using products without bleach won’t ensure a germ-free house; but using bleach will ensure that my baby and husband are subjected to hazardous fumes and chemicals. So that’s a risk I’m willing to take.

But knock-on-wood, Ari D and I have yet to get sick. The Method all-purpose cleaner and toilet bowl cleaner have been lifesavers. I’ve always regularly used the Method all-purpose cleaner, but now I’ve been using it more than ever — in the kitchen, the bathroom, dining room, etc. I never have any issues with breathing or headaches when using green cleaning products, which is why I’ll never go back to the toxic and harmful products I used to use.

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Holly March 7, 2013 at 8:26 am

I’ve made a commitment to transition to green products this year. I’m trying to make everything myself though which is a challenge! My intention was to save money and also have a home that would be healthier for us and our dog.

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