With a WGE cleaner, you have complete control over the products used in your home. If you’re at a loss for what you need, below is a list of bare necessities with a green option.
Vacuum, Broom, and/or Swiffer with cloths
Mop and Bucket (or a Garbage Can can that can subtitute)
Toilet Brush and Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Liquid Cleaner (i.e. Lysol, Mr. Clean, Pine-Sol) for bathroom and kitchen
Murphy’s Oil Soap, Bona or Dish Detergent (all can be used on wood floors, Dish Detergent on marble floors)
Soft Scrub (for sinks and tubs)
Tilex (ONLY if there is mold/mildew in bathroom)
Swiffer Duster or Dust Cloth/Standard Duster (multiple)
Paper towels (multiple)
Rags or sponges
NEW! GO GREEN
While nothing whitens like bleach and nothing scours like soft scrub, frequent cleanings can eliminate the need for such harsh chemicals. Supply you favorite all natural products or go extreme green and use the following homemade replacements:
White Vinegar & Water Solution: replaces windex and multi-surface cleaners.
Baking Soda: replaces soft scrub, for scouring sinks and tubs (have plenty on hand as it should be used liberally)
Hydrogen Peroxide: replaces tilex, mix with 2 parts water and spray on shower mold. Let sit for at least 1 hour before rinsing.
All-Natural Dish Detergent: replaces liquid detergent, for use on all floors (including wood and marble) and anywhere you would use a liquid cleaner.
Vegetable Oil: replaces furniture polish. If you don’t mind a little residue, apply a small amount to a soft cloth or paper towel for use as a furniture polish.