Prac­tice green house­keep­ing

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Many green clean­ing sta­ples are less ex­pen­sive than chem­i­cal coun­ter­parts. Plus, they’re prob­a­bly items you al­ready have around the house and use for other pur­poses.

The ad­van­tages, in ad­di­tion to be­ing good for the en­vi­ron­ment, are that green clean­ing doesn’t give off harsh fumes, they’re gener- ally safe for chil­dren and pets, and they’re less caus­tic — mean­ing you may not need those heavy- duty rub­ber gloves.

Cream of tar­tar: Use this bak­ing sta­ple for re­mov­ing rust from white porce­lain fix­tures. Mix two ta­ble­spoons with a few drops of 3- per­cent hy­dro­gen per­ox­ide. Let the paste sit on the stain un­til dry and then rinse off.

Corn­starch: An­other spice closet must- have, corn­starch can ab­sorb grease and oil from fab­ric, up­hol­stery and leather.

Salt: Use this as an abra­sive for clean­ing grime from bak­ing dishes, pet bowls and so much more.

Rub­bing al­co­hol: Use for a streak- free shine on stain­less steel ap­pli­ances, win­dows and other sur­faces.

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