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Old 07-10-2007, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Okay Yukon - Spill the dirt. What environmentally friendly products have you found that do as good a job as the commercial cleaners? I really am curious because I would love to switch, but years ago before my son was born I used to clean houses for extra money. I tried some environmentally friendly products and even with all my elbow grease wasn't able to get chrome to shine and rings around toilets to disappear. Maybe I was too much a perfectionist, but I think not. Things have probably improved since then too. If you can't post the names of the products you have your cleaners use, could you private message me because I would love to clean our house with them and maybe in the future, do the cleaning business again.
Me too. I'd like to know as I'm allergic to all kinds of chemicals.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:36 AM
 
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I thought I'd post a few of my favorite things to use that don't have chemicals. However, I wish I had more that actually did work.

We use Method brand window cleaner and granite cleaner. Both work great.

For the kids tub, I used baking soda and vinegar (don't use on plastic) once a week. But, I also do "bleach" it once a month. I hate bleach, but that's the only way I truly feel I'm disinfecting it.

For the bathroom counters and sinks I use the Method cucumber stuff as needed (usually twice a week).

Our tile floors just get soap & water unless there is something particularly gross on it.

For the toilets...well that's one place I still use chemicals. I also still use chemicals for the hardwood flooring.

I'd love to hear what other non-chemical cleaning items that people use on a regular basis that work really well!
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:03 AM
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Location: Central New Mexico
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Imus ranch puts out a product called greening the cleaning. You mays be able to search their website for more info.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:56 AM
 
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Has anyone used Merry Maids out of Rio Rancho? If so, I'd like to hear your opinions.
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Chihuahuan Desert
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oooooooooo, I think I found something for you! If you go on Craigslist, under the Services category, click on Household. Quite a few cleaning sources there!
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Old 07-12-2007, 04:40 AM
 
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I've contacted a couple of them. One sounds very promising. I just have to check a couple more references of hers and then see if she'll agree to a background check. The other doesn't seem to want to give me information on her helper so that one is out of the question.
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Sandia Park, NM
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For the bathroom counters and sinks I use the Method cucumber stuff as needed (usually twice a week).
Ditto on the Method cleaners - Cucumber, Lavender, and other yummy smells. They are great for the kitchen. They can be a little hard to find, but once I found them at Target, and once at Gelsons (on sale too!).

I also use them in the art studio and they work great for cleaning up water-based printmaking inks on plexiglass palettes; they have a degreaser that works better than anything else I've tried.
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:30 PM
 
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Veggies - Did you decide to rent in Rio Rancho? From your other posts I gathered that was your plan. I am relocating from Massachusetts to that area in 6 weeks, and am wondering what you think of it. What development did you choose, if so?
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:51 AM
 
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Yes, we're heading to RR. We'll be in Northern Meadows. I'm not sure what I think of it yet...I've never been to NM in my life! We're taking quite a leap of faith. That's why we decided to rent the first year or so. When we learn the area, then we'll worry about buying again.
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:36 AM
 
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It seems either people come on here and say they hate our state and can't wait to leave or the opposite where as they are telling people to leave well all i have to say is......WELCOME to our state Veggggies and please don't think that all of us are morons here. I hope you enjoy your time here in NM.

On a diff topic not sure if you were/are by Norfolk as i was there in my first year in the service and i really digged the Tidewater area/Virginia beach and Williamsburg/Busch Gardens etc....

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