Green Up your Clean Up

Here are a few simple tips to Green up your cleaning efforts using Watkins natural cleaning products. Not only will your home thank you... your family will thank you for leaving those harsh chemical concoctions at the store.

Living Rooms: Using J.R. Watkins Lemon Furniture Polish and a good microfiber cloth dust all the surfaces in your living room. This gentle polish is perfect for finished and unfinished wood, formica, particle board and vinyl. And because it is made from natural olive oil, it gently loosens and removes fingerprints, smudges and dirt. Here's a quick tip: Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. It sucks up dust particles and doesn't spit them back out, so you don't have to dust what you have already dusted!

Kitchen: Many dishwashing detergents have a dirty little secret — they contain phosphates. These agents find their way into our lakes and ponds where they endanger our fish. Have a phosphate intervention with your dishwasher, J.R. Watkins Automatic Lemon Dishwashing Detergent can help. Its 100% phosphate free. The concentrated power will make your dishes and glasses sparkle without the need to overflow your dishwasher's detergent cups.

Bedrooms: We spend one third of our lives in bed. Make it time well spent with J.R. Watkins Liquid Laundry Detergent. Wash bed linens and small rugs with this ultra concentrated formula. It is gentle enough for baby clothes, so you know it won't irritate sensitive skin. Quick tip: Vacuum your mattress. The common mattress harbors dust mites, these critters feast on dander and dead skin and really like to hang around. Vacuuming won't eliminate them, but it will cut their population.

Bathrooms: Do you have to hold your breath when cleaning your shower? If you answered yes, it's time to ditch your cleaner and come to the greener side with J.R. Watkins Citrus Tub & Tile Cleaner. Just a light mist on your shower walls will drive away hard water stains and soap scum. And since it is naturally derived you can finally inhale when cleaning in small spaces. Simply spray, let sit and wipe. Quick tip: A small scrub or tooth brush will help clean grout and corner areas.And one final tip we would like to mention that applies to your entire home.

Check dirt at the door. The soles of our shoes meet a lot of toxic pollutants throughout the day. Make it a habit for you and your family to check their shoes at the door. And when you find dirt has been tracked in, a quick sweep and mop with J.R. Watkins All-Purpose Cleaner will do the trick!

Courtesy of Watkins e-News