31 Days to Green Clean: Intro

31 Days to Green Clean

It’s the first day of October (What?! When did that happen?), and I’m so excited to be participating with The Nester in her 31 Days Challenge. Basically, the idea is to pick a topic and blog about it every day for 31 days.

So, as you can see, for the next 31 days we are going to cover everything Green and Clean here on Live Renewed. I’ve already written a lot about green cleaning, but I really wanted to do a series where everything was all together, in one place. So that if you are new to green and non-toxic cleaning, or even if you’ve been doing it for a while, you could read through this series and learn everything (okay, maybe not quite everything, but just about) you need to know about green cleaning, and be able to use green and homemade cleaners all around your house by the end of the month. Sound good?

Each day as a new post goes up, I’ll update this post with the link, so if you want to read through the entire series, or find a specific post, you’ll always be able to come back here and see a list of all the posts in one place.

31 Days to Green Clean:

Day 2: Basic Homemade Cleaning Ingredients
Day 3: Homemade Cleaning Containers
Day 4: Cleaning with Vinegar
Day 5: Cleaning with Baking Soda
Day 6: Your Questions?
Day 8: Homemade Multipurpose Cleaner
Day 9: Using Cloth Instead of Paper – Part 1
Day 10: Using Cloth Instead of Paper – Part 2
Day 11: Easy, Green Window Cleaner
Day 12: Get Your Kids Involved in Cleaning
Day 13: Green Cleaning Link Round-up
Day 15: Vinegar and Dish Soap for Daily Shower Cleaner & Laundry Stain Spray
Day 16: Cleaning with Hydrogen Peroxide
Day 17: A Common Green Cleaning Mistake
Day 18: What Do You Need to Clean?
Day 19: Homemade Dusting Spray
Day 22: Washing Dishes & Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Recipe
Day 23: Homemade Disinfecting Wipes – Updated!
Day 24: Cleaning with Cream of Tartar
Day 26: Organizing Your Homemade Cleaners
Day 29: Cleaning the Toilet Without Harsh Chemicals
Day 30: Cleaning the Oven Without Harsh Chemicals
Day 31: The Finale!

Tomorrow we’ll jump right in with a basic list of ingredients you’ll need to have on hand for making your own cleaners, and then we’ll go from there! I’m excited, I hope you are too!

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  1. says

    Thanks, so much! This is where I have been thinking of focusing lately and your timely series is going to be very helpful in my efforts toward spending less money and using fewer chemicals to keep my house clean. I am ready!

    • Emily @ Live Renewed says

      Thanks Rita,
      I do hope it helps you get started! Please let me know if you have any questions!

  2. says

    Emily, what a great article! Thank you for sharing all of these great tips and I am so happy to see that so many people agree. I have repinned the post on Pinterest and I hope that it continues to receive traffic since we all can benefit from your advice!

  3. Linda says

    I have been using a dishwasher ‘recipe’ similar to the one you posted. Because of our hot water, I’ve had to use more citric acid (which I used instead of lemi shine). Also, I still have to rinse the dishes well or there are bits of stuff. I’m thinking of trying ice cream salt as a scrubbing agent. Anyone have any suggestions?

  4. Tiffany says

    I know this post is old, but I just found it and am loving it! I am just dipping my toe into green cleaning and I’m really excited to get started. Thanks for the great tips!

  5. says

    What a nice way to change your cleaning habits. I am a stay-at-home mom, so I have enough time to fulfill this challenge! I have a real big reason to become a “green” housewife and mom. – to avoid harmful effects on my family’s health. That’s why I’m gonna read your e-book! I wanna green my life! Thank you so much! Greets!


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