Green Cleaning Essentials

Green Cleaning Essentials | Retro Housewife Goes Green

Conventional cleaning products are full of questionable ingredients. Making the switch to green cleaning products is not only better for our families, it can also save us money! Many of the items I’m going to share with you are very cheap and you may already own them. Green Cleaning Essentials *This post contains affiliate links. […]

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10 Green Cleaning Hacks

Green Cleaning Hacks

Cleaning is rarely something we are excited to do but there are ways to make it easier. These ten cleaning hacks will do just that and they are also eco-friendly. Since it’s Earth Month there is no better time to start greening up your cleaning routine. Green Cleaning Hacks 1. Make your own washing soda. 2. Use […]

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Deep Cleaning Your Garbage Disposal

Deep Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are an often overlooked part of our house and they can be pretty filthy. If neglected for too long they will start to smell pretty bad. Deep cleaning your garbage disposal will help keep it smelling fresh and working well. It may seem like a lot of steps but as long as you keep […]

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Natural DIY Carpet Freshener

Natural DIY Carpet Freshener

*This post contains affiliate links. I was not paid for this post and all thoughts are my own.* Carpet fresheners on the market normally contain synthetic fragrance. Synthetic fragrance is not an ingredient but a group of ingredients that companies don’t have to disclose. They often include harmful ingredients that have been shown to cause a […]

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Natural Air Freshener Spray

DIY Natural Air Freshener

*This post contains affiliate links. I was not paid for this post and all thoughts are my own. * Chemicals found in air fresheners have been linked to many health issues. One chemical commonly found in air fresheners is 1,4-dichlorobenzene or 1,4-DCB. 1,4-DCB is linked to lung damage. And this chemical has been found in 96% of […]

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Simple Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Simple Toilet Bowl Cleaner | Retro Housewife Goes Green

You have likely seen many people suggest a toilet bowl cleaner made with baking soda and vinegar. While these are two great cleaners this is the wrong way to use them. Learning why they react will help explain why they shouldn’t be used together. They react because baking soda is a base and vinegar is an acid […]

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Free Spring Cleaning Printable

Spring Cleaning Printable | Retro Housewife Goes Green

  We may still have some snow on the ground but spring is less than a month away! This is great news to anyone, like me, that is not the biggest fan of winter. I’ve been pinning lots of spring decor ideas and I’m getting ready for some spring cleaning. Confession, my house is not in […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Make the Bed in the Morning

Why You Shouldn't Make the Bed in the Morning

When you read about keeping your home tidy you like have read to make your bed first thing in the morning. However, is this really a good habit? For keeping your home looking tidy, sure but if you want your home to be clean it’s not a good idea. At night we sweat and shed skin […]

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Don’t Mix Dr. Bronner’s and Vinegar

dr. bronner's and vinegar

I love making my own cleaners and have been doing so for years. I’m always reading new recipes to see if I can improve on what I’m doing or make something new. Something I have noticed when reading green cleaning recipes is a lot of recipes calling for the use of Dr. Bronner’s (castile soap) […]

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Fall Carpet Freshener

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 *This post contains affiliate links. I was not paid for this post and all thoughts are my own* Carpet can hold onto odors and leave your home smelling less than fresh. There are many carpet cleaning and freshening products out there but they often contain harmful chemicals like synthetic fragrance. Making your own is a […]

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