How to become a mean green cleaning machine

November 25th, 2013 Category: Office Cleaning

Do you remember the last time you used bleach to clean? Perhaps you had one hand in the toilet scrubbing and the other over your mouth desperately trying not to inhale the fumes.

Whether you come into contact with them as a cleaner or at home , we all know how toxic household and industrial cleaning products can be. There is another way!

Green cleaning is the best way to get things, not just aesthetically, but hygienically clean. It is a much cheaper alternative that will have you laughing all the way to the cleaning cupboard!

Open your kitchen cupboards or take a trip to the local supermarket. Here you can find chemical free, natural alternatives to those harsh cleaning products you force yourself to use.


When life gives you lemons, clean your microwave! I know it doesn’t quite have the same ring as the old adage but lemons could become part of your cleaning arsenal.

Lemons are high in citric acid, have a low pH, are full of wonderful antibacterial properties and it smell wonderful. So it leaves everything hygienically clean and smelling lemony fresh.

For example, you can use lemons to clean dishes, just add some white vinegar to make a cleaning paste and use it to scrub your dishes.

Bicarbonate of soda

This multi-purpose powder is a baking staple and it is also a fantastic product to have around when cleaning.

Bicarbonate of soda is a mild alkali that causes dirt and grease to melt away and it can be used an abrasive to scrub away tough stains. It can also neutralise nasty odours.

Apply a mix of bicarbonate of soda and water (three parts powder, one part liquid) to tough bathroom stains, such as dried urine in the urinals. Leave for 15 minutes and scrub away. It will get rid of the smell and the stain.

White vinegar

White vinegar is a miracle liquid. It is an acid that kills most types of mould, bacteria and germs without using harsh chemicals.

Try making up a white vinegar solution in a spray bottle and using it for a plethora of cleaning jobs.

An office means plenty of mugs to wash and over time these will stain. To get rid of these tea and coffee marks clean them with a mixture of salt and white vinegar. Et voila the mugs look like new again.