Friday, February 19, 2010

Vinegar Fridays

I'm introducing a new feature today: Vinegar Fridays. Check back every Friday for another eco-friendly tip on how to replace commercial, chemically-laden products with distilled white vinegar and other green ingredients.

Today's tip involves your dishwasher. Actually, I have a few money saving dishwasher tips.

Skip the JetDry and pour white distilled vinegar in the rinse agent dispenser.

If you find your dishwasher (or washing machine, for that matter) is starting to look dirty, run it through a full cycle with just a cup of vinegar and nothing else. Of course, you don't want to do this if your area is under a water conservation order.

For less than 5 cents per load, you can forego commercial dishwasher detergent and replace it with a tablespoon each of 20 Mule Team® Borax and Arm & Hammer® Super Washing Soda. Between that environmentally-friendly combination and the vinegar rinse, your dishes and glassware will be sparkling and your grocery budget will have a little breathing room.

Keeping it green,


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