Do you ever feel overwhelmed at all of the things you need to do to keep your life organized? I’ll admit when I start to think about all of the things I want to get sorted, improve on, or learn more about I can feel this way. There’s just not always enough time in the day as we all know. One of the things I’ve been working on is simplifying the ‘things’ in my life. When my space is clean and organized it makes everything else feel better – don’t you agree?
We had an overwhelming amount of stuff in our home with the business here but now that it’s moved to the new studio I can focus on getting things back into shape. Our apartment was honestly in an embarrassing state and we hadn’t had friends over in ages. I am really looking forward to getting things organized and clean. I’ve actually saved all of the emails Apartment 34’s Janury Cure as I thought it would be a good way to start. We have cheated a bit by having a cleaning lady come over the weekend to give us a basic cleaning to work from, but I don’t feel bad about that! We took that time to go through all of the clutter in our bedroom, do laundry, etc.
Since cleaning has been on my mind I’ve naturally wanted to research more about green cleaning. I’ve been buying Mrs. Meyer’s lavender products for a while now, but have been curious about what other options there are.
Here are a few links worth reading if you’d like to know more:
Easy cleaning tips from Jessica Alba – they may seem pretty basic but sometimes it’s good to remember the easy things we can do, don’t you think?
10 Ways to Clean with Vinegar.
All-natural cleaning solutions from Real Simple. I especially liked their tip for cleaning the shower head with vinegar.
Since I love the idea of having less products I’m all about trying these homemade recipes made from a few basic ingredients.
More on easy homemade recipes.
We’ve tried ‘green’ glass cleaners before and my husband always complains we need real Windex since the results haven’t been the best. I’m going to give this homemade recipe a try though. It’s just one part vinegar and two parts water with a few tablespoons of alcohol.
If you don’t want to make your own check out this article and this one for tips on buying green products.
I’m thinking this dishwasher detergent could be a good option after we use up our current Costco sized bottle of Cascade.
This brand also look like a good option and can be refilled at a shop near our apartment.
This brand sounds like all of the products would leave your house smelling amazing, but I’m not sure if it’s available in the US yet.
A general cleaning calendar I’d like to implement.
And just for fun a roundup of pretty great dustpans. Doesn’t hurt to have nice tools right? I also like this ‘loo brush‘ idea.
So that’s all for now – but I’d love to know if you have any green cleaning tips? Please share! I’ll be back with an update on what we end up trying.