EcoConsumer: Keeping a clean house doesn’t have to be expensive

Follow these simple steps to reduce your chemical dependence and save money as you come clean.

Tom Watson, the guy behind the EcoConsumer column, gives you the good stuff on recycling, less hazardous products and great ways to green up your household – no matter what shade of green you may be. He tries to give you the healthy options and sometimes they can even save you money!

What do you spend on spray cleaners, scrubbers, brushes, mops, wipes and other products you use to clean? Our green cleaning kit costs an estimated $14.05:

Item Price/each
Bon Ami cleanser -14 oz. 1.06
Kroger baking soda – 16 oz. .55
Kroger 16 oz. vinegar – plastic bottle .69
Scotch Brite HD scrub sponge/pack of three 2.35
Micro fiber cleaning cloth 1.20 ea
Squirt bottles 1.81
Concentrated All Purpose   Liquid Soap – 8 oz bottles 6.39
Total cost (yours may vary!) $14.05


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Green clean kit

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