Friday, December 03, 2010

The Green Cleaning Fairy (that's me!)

An Article from Sara Snow

She calls herself the Green “Cleaning Coach” and Leslie Reichert spends her days encouraging people in the “art” of homekeeping and green cleaning.
From the obvious dangers like toxic chemicals under the kitchen sink to hidden hazards that can be found all around the home, Leslie helps teach simple techniques to keep families and pets safe from hidden health risks.
Here are a couple of her tips that I think are great!
Use your dishwasher to remove bacteria from your dish cloths. Just run on the hot cycle.
Clean your bathroom accessories in the dishwasher. This includes the toothpaste holder, soap dishes and even your toothbrushes to remove germs and build-up.
Instead of using a typical dusting product, try using a light dusting spray made from 2 tea bags, lemon juice and three cups of water. Just boil the water, add the tea bags and then leave them in the water until it cools completely. Put the tea mixture in a spray bottle with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Lightly spray the mixture on a microfiber clothand dust.
High chair- Use a microfiber cloth with an all-purpose cleaner which is a mixture of white distilled vinegar and seltzer water. The vinegar is a natural way to kill bacteria and germs. If you don't like the smell of vinegar, you can add an essential oil to it and the oil will cancel out the vinegar smell. Now you have a great anti-bacterial spray that won't hurt the baby.
Leslie is also author of the fantastic new ebook The Joy of Cleaning.
Learn more from this fantastic resource by visiting


  1. Great idea putting bathroom items in the dishwasher! I wiil be adding this method to our cleaning routine forsure! sounds like it will save us time and make our customers happy. We have also been using essential oils to clean here in Miami Beach for some time now and our customers really love the fresh scent in their home. Great blog, keep up the wonderful job! Thanks again, Ryan from Happy Holidays everyone :)

  2. The tea bags is a new trick. I will have to try. More and more of my clients are asking for only green products to be used in there house. Thanks for the information