Enviro-Friendly Cleaners for Your Office

September 1, 2011

Cleaning your office doesn’t have to mean that you’re polluting the environment in the process. There are many home and office cleaners that are enviro-friendly, effective, and cost less than their store-bought counterparts. Even better is that you likely already have most of the ingredients in your pantry.  Here’s what you’ll need.

Spray bottle and glass jar
Baking soda
White vinegar (Distilled)
Liquid soap or detergent (Choose one with natural ingredients.)

To clean the laminate surface of your desk, simply dampen a sponge with plain water and wipe clean. Dry with a soft, lint-free cloth. For more stubborn spots combine:

1 cup water
1/4  teaspoon liquid detergent
1 -1 /2 tablespoons white vinegar

Pour into clean spray bottle, spritz on spots that need more attention, wipe with a cloth. This solution can also be used to clean painted steel surfaces.

Mix water, baking soda, and a bit of liquid detergent to clean the office microwave, refrigerator, or toaster oven. Store excess in covered jar.

Straight vinegar can be used as a sanitizer and air freshener. Wipe on a surface before leaving the office at night. The smell of vinegar will dissipate by morning, leaving behind a clean smell. Vinegar can also be used to cleanse sinks or toilets seats and to eliminate molds.