Cleaning

Best Unpaper Towels – Reusable Paper Towel Alternatives

6 eco-friendly zero waste unpaper towel options for a greener kitchen and home!

In my mission to use fewer paper towels and generally waste less I have been checking out a lot of unpaper and zero waste paper towel options.

I decided to compile a list of the best unpaper towel options I have run across so far. Some of these I have tried. Some of these I haven’t tried yet, but I plan to when the unpaper towels that I am currently using wear out.

How To Make A DIY Charcoal Fridge Deodorizer

image of completed homemade charcoal fridge deodorizer

In my endless battle against bad smells, wherever they may be hiding, I decided to find a way to remove odors from my fridge by making my own homemade fridge deodorizer.

I've used baking soda from time to time to deodorize my fridge over the years, but have never been super impressed with it. At best it seemed to make my fridge only slightly less smelly and never had as much of an impact as I was hoping for in the fight against odor.

We don't have a super smelly fridge, but sometimes some especially smelly leftovers will find their way into the fridge. And sometimes they get forgotten. And their odors mingle with other forgotten leftovers to product a cocktail of smells so off-putting I will decide going hungry is the far better option than braving my refrigerator.

For that reason, and just generally wanting not to be gross, I decided to try to find a better odor buster for my fridge.

Best Eco-Friendly Wooden Bottle Brush

A bottle brush is a kitchen tool that is usually a ways down most peoples wishlist. However, I have found that my wooden bottle brush has eased the pain (not actually painfully, doing the dishes just makes me dramatic) of doing the dishes especially when it comes to handwash only items.

I have been trying to do a much better job of buying zero waste products. The fact that this eco bottle brush is not just recyclable, but it's biodegradable and compostable make it a winner in my book!

DIY Activated Charcoal Shoe Deodorizer

How to make homemade charcoal shoe deodorizers

How To Make Homemade Charcoal Shoe Deodorizers

In my ongoing saga to find the best shoe odor eliminators, this week I tried making my own homemade activated charcoal shoe deodorizers.  

Charcoal has long been used as an absorber of nastiness from being used in medicine to treat various types of poisoning (more on that here in a dense medical research paper), filtering filtering water and alcohol, as well as dozens of other uses.  

I'd seen some fancy pants charcoal shoe deodorizers for sale on Amazon from Moso Natural which look great.

In the end I decided to make my own charcoal shoe deodorizers with some handy supplies I had laying around. These are a great shoe deodorizer option if you are looking for a diy shoe deodorizer without baking soda.

Homemade DIY Toilet Cleaning Powder

how to make homemade toilet cleaner

How To Make Homemade Toilet Cleaning Powder

I don't think anyone enjoys cleaning their toilet, I know I sure don't.  Hopefully, this diy toilet cleaning powder will make you feel a bit better about how you're cleaning your toilet!  No harsh chemicals just two simple ingredients and you'll be ready to get your toilet sparkly clean in no time!

Simple Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

homemade all purpose cleaning spray

How To Make A Simple All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

There are a few different ways you can make a simple homemade all-purpose cleaning spray. The biggest difference between them is what you choose as your primary cleaning ingredient.  There are all sorts of All-purpose cleaner recipes out there that use everything from Borax to castle soap.  However I find that more often than not a simple vinegar and water solution is more than up to the task!  It seems like there are almost endless uses for vinegar around the home. Here's how to use vinegar to make a handy dandy diy all-purpose cleaner!  This all-purpose cleaner works great for tackling all sorts of jobs from kitchen cleaning, to bathrooms, and pet messes.



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