Spring Green Clean

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Hey you gotta de-clutter your office, home and most importantly your life!! But most of us lazy and need a kick up the bottom, so spring is the time traditionally one does the nest tidy thing. So lets do this people, go through all your piled up important papers and work out how important they really are.

Some tips for you, all for free

Spring Cleaning List

Home

Ok look at that closet, woweeee, enough clothes to clothe a small african country.. And put away the winter warmers – it is spring!! In a bin and put away in the loft under the bed, garage, basement…

Now clean that kitchen, pleeeese. Old food in the fridge, in cupboards, throw away. Any food that does not go off, if so give to a local charity – double win – more space and you feel good, actually a treble win as the charity profit too..

 

Office

Paperwork, everywhere, take some time go through it and then throw it or file it and then throw it!!

Get organised, use folders. clean your desk as it hasn’t been cleaned in years , has it?

Now email, oh no not the email, yes the email. Delete the ones that you really don’t look at and unsubscribe from all that old garbage!!x.

Life

Now the big one, spring clean your little old, important yet hectic, yet busy, yet lovely life!!

Take a deep breath, work out what you actually do with your life and is it important? Is it work, family, friends, facebook, reading, drinking, sport, what is it that fills your days?

And think whether it is what you want or did it just happen? Often the latter…

list your goals and plan each week and hit some of the goals… You will feel a million times better about yourself.

So chop chop get on and do it!!!

 

 

Green products

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Products with green specs (what should and should not be in green products)

All purpose cleaners

  • Shall contain no reactive chlorine compounds
  • Shall contain 0% EDTA according to ASTM D1767 Standard Test
  • Method for EDTA in Soaps or Synthetic Detergents or equivalent
  • Shall contain no APEO
  • The product offered should be at least 90% biodegradable
  • Should not contain more than 5% by mass VOC
  • The pH of aqueous solution of the detergent, determined by the method described in BS 3762 or latest edition, shall be not higher than 10.5
  • Should contain no halogenated organic substances or solvents

Laundry detergent/ Soap 

  • Shall contain no reactive chlorine compounds
  • Shall contain 0% EDTA according to ASTM D1767 Standard Test
  • Method for EDTA in Soaps or Synthetic Detergents or equivalent
  • Shall contain no APEO
  • The product offered should be at least 90% biodegradable
  • Should not contain more than 5% by mass VOC
  • Should not use phosphonates during manufacturing of the products
  • Should not be formulated with optical brighteners

Sanitary detergent

  • Shall contain 0% EDTA according to ASTM D1767 Standard Test
  • Method for EDTA in Soaps or Synthetic Detergents or equivalent
  • Shall contain no APEO
  • The product offered should be at least 90% biodegradable
  • Should not contain more than 5% by mass VOC
  • The product should not contain halogenated substances
  • Should not be formulated with any chemicals that are included in the
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer lists for proven (Group one), probable (Group Two A), or possible (Group Two B) carcinogens

Soap toilet liquid

  • Should contain 0% EDTA according to ASTM D1767 Standard Test
  • Method for EDTA in Soaps or Synthetic Detergents or equivalent
  • Should contain no APEO
  • The product offered should be at least 60% biodegradable
  • pH of 5% solution ranges from 6-10
  • Bio-accumulative preservatives are not allowed

Cleaning rags and cotton waste

  • Cleaning Rags
    • Addition of optical brighteners should not be permitted
    • The content of detectable formaldehyde in the final product should not exceed 0.15 mg/kg.
    • The content of pentachlorophenol in the final product should not exceed 0.1 mg/kg.
  • Cotton Waste
    • AOX emissions in the bleaching effluent should be less than 100 mg Cl/kg 06

Disinfectant

  • Should not be formulated or manufactured with builders belonging to phosphates
  • Should not be formulated or manufactured with surfactants belonging to alkypheonol ethoxylates

Eco cleaning videos

eco cleaning

Hi, I have chosen 7 videos from YouTube to help you understand more about Eco cleaning, the various ingredients and products you do not need to clean green and Eco friendly. The videos are from 7 different people, so you will get a varied view of sometimes the same things but a different perspective form the different people. This will give you lots of good information on how to clean green and Eco friendly.

Video  1 is about green cleaning and how to find green cleaning products.

Video 2 talk about how to eco friendly clean your drain

Video 3 is tips on Green cleaning

Video 4 is from the Everyday SuperMomma about Eco-Friendly household cleaners

Video 5 shows 5 top green cleaning supplies

Video 6 is the introduction video to green cleaning

Video 7 shows you how to make an organic all purpose cleaner

Video 8 is about a NYC carpet cleaning company

Video 9 is about a Newcastle carpet cleaning company

Eco cleaning

eco carpet cleaning

So Eco friendly cleaning, what is it?

Simply put it is the use of natural  products that do not have man made chemicals in them, items you would find in your cupboards in your own kitchen at home.

These simple products are items like vinegar, baking soda, lemons, limes, soap and others. And put together they make powerful cleaning aids that can be used on many surfaces that need cleaning.

Its that simple, protecting the environment, yourself, your family and pets while keeping your beloved home clean. Using natural products, natural fruits and vegetables.

And what a great idea as they work really well, I will add some to this blog and talk about them.