Haley’s Hints Green Edition
Green is the new black. Today, it’s fashionable to be environmentally conscious, yet many of the eco-conscious tips and remedies in Haley’s Hints Green Edition are household remedies and grocery solutions that a hardworking and wise grandmother would have meted out 'back in the day'. The collection of 1,000 tips in this well-organized collection likely contains a few classic tips that you’re now using, or have used in the past, and will jolt your memory about tips that you’ve long since forgotten.
Remember how that kid in your elementary school chemistry class added vinegar to baking soda to make his clay volcano erupt? In addition to making volcanoes erupt, white vinegar reigns as a top natural household disinfectant and cleaning agent. According to Graham and Rosemary, white vinegar can remove stubborn tub rings, brighten your white wash, clean fruits and vegetables, and remove newly dried paint from glass.
What’s best about this book is that the tips utilize household staples that most consumers are likely to have in their cupboard or refrigerator. A great number involve the following items: lemons, baking soda, white vinegar, cooking oil, cornstarch, olive oil, and salt. It’s comforting to know that the ingredients that I’ve just cited are a lot safer than the expensive and dangerous chemical cleaners that are being sold on store shelves. As Graham points out: “I don’t believe in cleaning a toilet with bleach. If you forget and use a cleaner that has ammonia in it, as soon as the ammonia mixes with any bleach residue, you could get very toxic fumes.”
Best of all, it’s nice to know that the natural products work just as effectively as commercial cleaning products. There’s no sense in spending money on a bottle of a commercial brand chemical-laden furniture polish when the book’s olive oil and lemon recipe works just as well. Plus, spraying fewer chemicals in the air is so much better for the health of our planet.
Haley’s Hints Green Edition is a great reference book to keep on hand. Use these tips to save money and save the planet at the same time.