House Cleaning

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  1. Tear open pouch at notch
  2. Fill pouch with water to top of label. Gently stir.
  3. Pour into a reused plastic bottle. Use.

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Let's get started on your zero waste house cleaning journey, with all natural hand soap. It is totally possible with a few simple tools and methods. Make your house fresh and clean, while producing little to no garbage.

You can clean everything in your house with Instant Liquid Soap, a few linen rags, sponges, a spray bottle filled with Instant Liquid Soap diluted to different strengths for different cleaning tasks, a mop and mop bucket, lint brush, and a vacuum.

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Dusting

When I dilute the soap to the Go Soap ratio (see below), I put it in a spray bottle. As it is, it's great for counter tops.

For dusting, I get a damp dust cloth, and spray a little bit on that for dusting, washing the walls, my desk, printer, computer. 

Go Soap (aka Waterless Hand Soap) dilute ratio

We have renamed Waterless Hand Soap to Go Soap.

You have an empty Waterless Hand Soap 2 oz. spray bottle and want to refill it. Make a Go Soap refill. 

Dilute one bag of Instant Liquid Soap into one quart of liquid soap (32 oz.).

Follow the instructions on the package.

Pour 1/2 of the quart of liquid hand soap (16 oz.) into a one gallon container and fill it SLOWLY with water. This makes 1 gallon of Go Soap, aka waterless hand soap, that you use as hand sanitizer replacement and general cleaner.

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Mop the floors

Fill your mop bucket to half full. In my mop bucket, that's about 2 gallons of water. Put in about 1/2 teaspoon of diluted full strength, Instant Liquid Soap.

Vacuum. Mop and let dry. When the water gets visibly cloudy and grey, it's full of grime and needs to be replaced. I dump my "grey water" into the toilet and continue on with my floor mopping with fresh water.

mop bucket
mopped bathroom floor

Wash your windows

I would like to wash my windows twice a year. Once in the Spring, when I put on the screens and again in the Fall when I remove the screens.

I use my handy spray bottle with Go Soap in it, the mop bucket filled with clean water for rinsing, and a rag.

Washing windows is easy. Submerge your rag into the clean water and spray soap on it. Wash the windows. I wipe up and down until all of the dirt is cleaned up and the soap evaporates.

Get the window sills, corners and window jams. 

I take the screens outside, and brush them to get the dust off, before I wipe them down with soap and water. Let them dry, preferable in a sunny spot and then put them away until Spring.

In the photo below, my front door window was pretty dirty, so I sprayed directly on that one and scrubbed it til all the grime was on my rag and the window sparkly. 

spray bottle and linen rag
window washing

How to clean a couch

Most people have a couch or 2 in their homes. Cleaning a couch is a worthy task. 

Whether you have a few crumbs or the toughest of stains, cleaning your couch can brighten up your home. 

Click here for tips on how to get your sofa clean, so it looks as good as new. 

Clean paintings

Cleaning acrylic or oil paintings is a simple task. They hang on your walls and collect dust. Fill your mop bucket with 1 gallon of water and add about 1 tablespoon of Instant Liquid Soap already diluted to Go Soap. 

Submerge your dust rag in the soapy water and ring it out well, so it is damp. Gently wipe down the paintings and the frames. Rinse, wring out to damp and repeat.

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THINK

How much soap money does a shower cost you?

Let's say you spend $6.00 on a bar of soap and it lasts for 7 days of showers. That's $.84 per shower. 

For your next bar of soap, you spend $8.50. That seems like a lot of money, except it lasts for 8 weeks or 56 showers. That's $.15 cents per shower. F.Y.I.: One bar lasts me and Andy 6 weeks of daily showers - 84 showers.

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