5. Save money and the planet by cleaning with natural products. Use eco-friendly cotton cleaning cloths and dry items in direct sunlight to disinfect them. Use lemon juice dissolve soap scum and hard water marks. Make your own all-purpose cleaner by mixing together equal amounts of white vinegar (a natural deodorizer) and water in a spray bottle; use it to wipe clean hard surfaces. (I also add lavender essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil or Tea Tree oil -- Eucalyptus and Tea tree oil have antibacterial properties). You can attack stubborn stains using a paste made of three parts baking soda and one part water; spread it on to the stain leave it for one to two hours.
6. Swap your cooking utensils over to bamboo or stainless steel.
Natural bamboo cooking utensils have no artificial colours or coatings that can leach into your foods. Your rolling pin, BBQ utensils, mixing bowls, and kitchen cooking utensils can all be swapped over to the natural, eco-friendly, very durable bamboo versions. Many asian grocery stores carry bamboo products, and you can also find them online at Amazon.com
and other places.