Each month members asked about the greening of their households, issues and solutions.
Members were asked: How many different types of cleaning products did you have in the 1990s and how many today? Do you think you could cut the quantity down even further? If so, which ones?
I love the Self-Sufficiency series by Rachelle Strauss. There are books on every topic imaginable; beekeeping, cheese making, herb gardening and more. The household cleaning book really narrows down cleaning ingredients to about 12 natural items that clean everything. An excellent book for savings and health.
I never really used many different cleaning products. Back home we didn't have nearly the selection there is here, and were pretty content with pineneedle soap and scrub for sinks,toilets and bathtubs.
When we moved to the US I was all over the place for a short time, as I had to try at least some of all the different kinds that were out there. Now, as long as I have baking soda, borox, castile soap and vinegar, I'm pretty much set for all cleaning.
I wrote this article on Spring Green Cleaning Tips: http://nikki-nikkidesigns.blogspot.ca/2012/03/spring-green-cleaning-tips.html I have gotten rid of any cleaners that I had that were not eco-friendly and switched to using all natural products like vinegar and baking soda instead.