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Cleaning professionals offer unique, but green secrets

Cleaning professionals offer unique, but green secrets
News from ABC Action News:

Looking for some unique and cost effective spring cleaning secrets?

Marcus and Erin Meyer, with Gator Cleaning Solutions , strive for professional results that are also environmentally friendly.

They shared some of their top tips with ABC Action News.

Chalk:  Treating a grease stain with a plain white piece of chalk prior to washing will help release the stain.  The chalk absorbs the grease, whether it’s lipstick or juice from your latest crock pot creation.

Grapefruit Bath Wash:  Simply halve a grapefruit and coat it with kosher salt.  Sprinkle about another 1/4 cup of salt around the tub or shower and rub fruit in circular motion.  The grime will quickly disappear leaving your tub sparkling and smelling delightful!

Pumice Stone:  Pumice stones are not only great on our worn feet, but do magic on the hard water rings found in sinks, tubs and toilets.  A very inexpensive and effective solution to a common cleaning headache.

Herbs and Essential Oils:  What a great use for your leftover herbs – to mix them with baking soda to create a wonderful laundry freshener.  Add 4 drops of essential oils or a handful of fresh herb leaves of your choice (like basil) and let sit in a plastic container for one to two weeks and then simply add 1/2 cup to each load of laundry.  It’s…………… continues on ABC Action News

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10 easy tips for saving the planet
News from New York Daily News:

Elizabeth Lara

Food at farmers markets usually involve less of a carbon footprint and use fewer, if any, pesticides.

Here are 10 ways New Yorkers can reduce their environmental impact without reducing their quality of life.

1. Cut down on the “vampire effect.” Even when not turned on, an electronic appliance that is plugged into a power source still draws energy. “The Department of Energy estimates that America wastes 5% of electricity on the vampire effect,” says Josh Dorfman, author and host of the television show “The Lazy Environmentalist.” “That’s a lot of wasted energy and money.” We could unplug all of our electronics every time they are not in use, but that’s annoying. Dorfman suggests using devices like Belkin’s Conserve Energy-Saving Products that automatically eliminate the vampire effect.

2. Buy food from farmers’ markets. “The carbon impact of transportation is reduced,” says author and eco-expert Alexandra Zissu, 37. “These small farms use their land more efficiently. And, if the food is organic, which it almost always is, no chemical pesticides wi…………… continues on New York Daily News

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