PNE Prize Pack Giveaway for Vancity Member Day

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The PNE returns for its 103rd year from August 17th until September 2nd with its full line-up of summer concerts, food vendors, exhibits, Superdogs, rides and attractions. Once again members of Vancity Credit Union will be able to receive a discounted admission for PNE Vancity Member Day on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

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Photo credit: Winston Wong for Vancity

Vancity Member Day at the PNE

On Vancity Member Day August 29, 2013, Vancity members and one guest receive a discounted admission of only $5 per person ($9 savings on each ticket!). Simply present your Vancity MEMBER CARD® debit card or Vancity enviro™ Visa* (or other form of membership verification) at the PNE ticket booth.

Vancity will “Cowpower” all the electricity consumed at The Fair on Vancity day, i.e. by supporting Cowpower our dollars go to enabling local farmers to install biodigesters on their farms to process cow manure to make electricity (and it also make a digestate that is a high nutrient natural soil amendment that farmers can spread on their fields). A drinking-water station will also be made available on Member Day, to encourage visitors to use re-usable water bottles for the day. The water station will be provided by Metro Vancouver.

Eco Alley

Eco Alley at the PNE will be an engaging activation area that will showcase The Fair’s current green initiatives with a strong focus on recycling and composting, engaging visitors in generating new ideas and proposing additional ways the PNE can “go green.”

The area, highlighted by a 20×20 activity tent and a 10×10 composting tent, will feature a number of activities centered around recycling, composting and transportation for attendees to participate in:

  • Eco-enga Enviro Trivia Game – Vancity has designed a life-sized Jenga game specifically for PNE 2013. The traditional Jenga game is given a “green twist,” as each block offers attendees a chance to answer enviro trivia for a slew of fun prizes.
  • Feature Ideas Wall – Vancity wants to engage attendees and solicit their feedback on how the PNE can further green their operations, so they’ve built a dry-erase ideas wall that will elicit attendees to write down ideas around water, waste and energy.
  • Commuter Survey – Vancity will have a survey wall asking attendees to pinpoint where they commuted from and their method of transportation. Along with the survey, they’ll be offering tips on how you can further green your commute.
  • Onsite Commercial Scale-Composting Demonstration – A commercial composter will process food scraps from PNE food vendors and will be adjacent to small food gardens (planted by students from local schools) sharing the message of “Fork-to-Farm” and how food scraps can be digested into nutrients to help our soil grow food. The composter will be provided by Recycling Alternative, a proud Vancity community partner who provides eco-solutions to communities around the Lower Mainland.
  • “Silver Dragon” In-Home Composter Display – A composter designed for residential use called, “The Silver Dragon,” will also be on display for visitors to learn more about how they can add composting to their lifestyle.
  • Make Good Money Photo – Vancity has also prepared a social media component, where visitors are encouraged to share their ideas on how to build a healthy community, snap a photo with their idea written on one of our exclusive social media blocks and share the photo with their social media networks.

By the entrance of the PNE Main gates, Vancity is also providing a free valet bike service for PNE visitors, providing secure bicycle storage and a chance to win a green prize pack for users of the valet.

PNE Prize Pack Giveaway for Vancity Member Day

To get the word out about Vancity Member Day and Eco Alley at the PNE, Vancity has offered up a prize pack for a Miss604 reader that includes: A pair of Fair Gate and Ride passes (value $100), a green cleaning kit (value $50) and a stainless steel green waste bin (value $50).


Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post with a green cleaning tip (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a @Vancity #VancityMemberDay #EcoAlley PNE prize pack from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 5:00pm on Friday, August 23, 2013.

Gates open at 11:00am on PNE Vancity Member Day. Follow the event on Facebook, and on Twitter using the tag #VancityMemberDay for more information. Check out the full PNE Concert Lineup for nightly entertainment at The Fair as well.

Update The winner is Am!

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  1. KittyPrideThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 1:37pm PDT

    White vinegar is a great cleaner and disinfectant, use instead of harsh cleaners for windows, floors and surfaces, can be diluted with water in a spray bottle or used full strength for bigger jobs. The smell dissipates quickly 😀

  2. BrendaThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 1:41pm PDT

    Baking soda is a natural deodorizer. I add some to every load of laundry.

  3. Radhika KThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 1:50pm PDT

    There is great new thing called Econuts! It is made from berries found in the Himalayas that are a natural detergent. You just toss about 5 of them in with your laundry and your clothes are clean and disinfected 🙂

  4. MichelleThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 1:54pm PDT

    I use vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar) to clean everything from floors to washing pesticides off fruit!

  5. DarwinThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 1:58pm PDT

    I use vinegar and to wipe down counters and table tops.

  6. veronicaThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:04pm PDT

    We use baking soda and water or toothpaste on sticky messes to really get the stubborn stuff off of dirty containers.

    The grit really helps get it off quickly, and we don’t have to use nasty chemical solutions like Goo Gone.

  7. RandyThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:10pm PDT

    Sometimes just using elbow grease instead of cheating with chemicals is the greenest thing to do.

  8. Lelainia LloydThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:10pm PDT

    To keep our plastic compost pail clean & fresh, we line it with a sheet of old newspaper & sprinkle a bit of baking soda inside. We empty it a couple times a week, but this keeps it liveable!

  9. SandraThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:29pm PDT

    An effective cleaner for glass and mirrors are rubbing alcohol and witch hazel.

  10. NicTThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:31pm PDT

    Vinegar and newspaper works on glass and newspapers every time!

  11. Kelly KrolThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:32pm PDT

    Put a cup with vinegar in it in your dishwasher to eliminate water spots:)

  12. heteshThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:33pm PDT

    use newspaper to clean windows and then place them in your green bin.

  13. Michelle W.Thursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:34pm PDT

    To remove stains off vinyl, dip a cloth into pure lemon juice and rub it into the stain. Works well! 😀

  14. AlexThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:36pm PDT

    Have a clogged sink? baking soda mixed with vinegar and boiling water will unclog it!

  15. Annie A.Thursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:40pm PDT

    Eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint or citrus essential oils work wonderfully for so many household uses including cleaning! Very useful especially if you have young children around

  16. janThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:46pm PDT

    Don’t fall for all of the new additives they have for laundry – scent beads / boosters.

  17. SanazThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:47pm PDT

    Using baking soda to get rid of bad odours

  18. SJ PrattThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:56pm PDT

    When I use lemons I use the whole thing – the rind wipes off the counter, de-greases the sink and leaves a nice REAL lemon smell in the kitchen. You can clean brass with lemon and salt and a lot of elbow grease.

  19. JasThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:57pm PDT

    Clean coffee cups and pots with tea or coffee stains with hot water and vinegar. Pour hot water, add vinegar, let sit for 10 minutes and rinse out.

  20. AnitaThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 2:58pm PDT

    I use laundry balls for my laundry!

  21. Lindsey MThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 3:00pm PDT

    Use white vinegar for cleaning mirrors or other glass surfaces.

  22. Erin BThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 3:07pm PDT

    Use vinegar! So easy and free of chemicals.

  23. RuthThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 3:08pm PDT

    Use a rack to air-dry clothes – they smell fresher, and you’re not paying money and using energy to achieve something that will happen all by itself.

    By the way, this post was worth reading for the tips alone. Thanks everyone!

  24. RebeccaThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 3:12pm PDT

    Use dryer balls

  25. ValerieThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 3:21pm PDT

    All food waste to the compost!

  26. CaitlinThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 3:24pm PDT

    I stopped using paper towels and now clean spills with washable towels.

  27. LindsayThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 3:28pm PDT

    Soak coffee pots/mugs in vinegar…sparkling!

  28. AlanThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 3:37pm PDT

    Vinegar and newspaper is the only way to clean windows properly.

  29. mariaThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 3:41pm PDT

    Cleaning glass with vinegar and old newspapers.

  30. Bonnie RThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 3:54pm PDT

    Vinegar works for nearly all light household cleaning!

  31. MeganThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 4:28pm PDT

    My roommate and I make our own laundry detergent from a recipe that includes borax, baking soda, water and oils and it’s not only great (things smell clean but not like chemicals) but it’s also MUCH cheaper than buying detergent. It lasts for ages, and we feel better using our recycled containers to store it rather than buying more.

  32. Jeff MacLeodThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 4:39pm PDT

    Would love to win the green cleaning kit. And I’d like to reiterate what everyone else in here is stating. Vinegar and baking soda works wonders in the cleaning process.

  33. katie borrettThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 4:41pm PDT

    vinegar is best on wood products – it avoids taking off the stain of a wood product/furniture like strong chemical products would

  34. lizThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 4:45pm PDT

    Once a month we run a vinegar-water misture through our coffee maker at work to descale it.You wouldn’t believe how fast it perks after you get rid of the buildup.Just remember to run tap water through once more after and rinse carafe well.

  35. hoThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 5:01pm PDT

    Nice, don’t like using harsh chemicals to clean.

  36. AliseThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 5:09pm PDT

    Baking soda with a little bit of peppermint added into to it scrub the tub clean and it leaves the bathroom smelling fantastic!

  37. GordThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 5:18pm PDT

    I use vinegar for cleaning so it’s more natural and green. 🙂

  38. MaryThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 5:24pm PDT

    white vinagar for household cleaning

  39. lorThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 5:25pm PDT

    Use rags to clean rather than paper towels.

  40. EvonThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 5:41pm PDT

    vinegar and baking soda to clean pet stains on carpets

  41. Kaur lThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 5:43pm PDT

    Recycling news paper. Use it and warn water to clean glass ! Magic!

  42. bjhThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 6:04pm PDT

    Vinegar is great for cleaning!

  43. Lori DavisThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 6:29pm PDT

    Vinegar and baking soda – man what can’t u use these household items for. Must hv in your cupboard for any kind of stain. Pure Magic (Hydrogen Peroxide helps too)

  44. maggieThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 6:55pm PDT

    Use reusable dishclothes for cleaning up rather than disposable paper towels

  45. IshaThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 6:58pm PDT

    Steam is the best cleans anything

  46. Dayna WilsonThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 7:30pm PDT

    Vinegar kills mold really well!

  47. Tina L.Thursday, August 15th, 2013 — 7:34pm PDT

    Vinegar and baking soda are great at unclogging sinks

  48. Teresa KThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 8:12pm PDT

    Clean glass with vinegar.

  49. DebThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 8:15pm PDT

    Dry clothes for 15 minutes on “air”, then hang to dry. You save energy and your clothes don’t wear out as fast. 🙂

  50. Gabriella SchmidtThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 8:42pm PDT

    Always keep reusable cloth shopping bags in your car.

  51. SheilaThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 8:52pm PDT

    With an e-cloth and a spray bottle of water, my 7-year-old can clean the halll mirrored doors and the sliding glass doors to the porch…just not very high!

  52. lucThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 10:11pm PDT

    Wash your running shows in cold water and a spoon of white vinegar.

  53. Jo DeeThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 10:33pm PDT

    Vinegar and water works great on cleaning windows, also try vinegar with baking soda for clogged drains.

  54. Leanne MThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 10:34pm PDT

    I use vinegar to clean. It works really well and I love the smell!!

  55. Leanne MThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 10:35pm PDT

  56. shawna sandersonThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 11:09pm PDT

    Reuse old dtyer sheets to clean the lint from blowdryers

  57. Scarlet LThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 11:11pm PDT

    I use banana peel to clean the dust off and leave plant leaves shiny n can be use for shining shoes ooh n helps the itch for a mosquito bite aswell 🙂 Lemons aswell I use to clean my sink n cutting boards 🙂

  58. HarjitThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 11:16pm PDT

    I use socks that have holes in them or no longer have a match (haha don’t know where they disappear) as rags, as well as old t-shirts to clean tougher areas like window sills etc. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize pack, twitter fan@plumerea

  59. JeremyThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 11:32pm PDT

    I cut a lemon in half and use it as a natural cleaner for my bbq grill!

  60. DonnaThursday, August 15th, 2013 — 11:59pm PDT

    Clean counter tops and make them smell sweet again with a cloth soaked in undiluted white distilled vinegar.

  61. DeyaFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 12:01am PDT

    Cleaning Bare Floors

    Your basic vinegar and water solution is really the perfect choice for cleaning most types of bare floors in your home. Mix up 1 cup vinegar with 1 gallon warm water (be sure it’s warm!) and mop it onto a ceramic tile, linoleum, vinyl, or wood floor. There is no need to rinse afterward

  62. Sylvia fFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 12:12am PDT

    Use rags instead of paper towels to clean up. Can be washed and create less waste!

  63. TracyFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 12:59am PDT

    If you happen to get some grease on clothes, letting some baking soda sit on it for a while will help

  64. VirginiaFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 6:55am PDT

    The benefits of vinegar and baking soda … Check online to see how many ways they can be used for cleaning!

  65. ShirleyFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 9:01am PDT

    I use chamois for cleaning up liquids. They soak up water much better than the best napkin and are reusable.

  66. RoFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 9:14am PDT

    Baking soda makes a wonderful scrub for cleaning!

  67. Peter KhooFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 9:23am PDT

    Clean glass with newspaper leaves a great streak free shine

  68. debbie fFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 9:57am PDT

    baking soda is my go to cleaner.

  69. ChrisFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 10:10am PDT

    baking soda to remove odors from smelly stuffs

  70. Janet KongFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 10:38am PDT

    To clean your microwave, zap a bowl of water and lemon juice for 5 min…let cool, then wipe down the walls.

  71. Kathleen SomervilleFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 11:28am PDT

    One quick cleaning tip; forget the vinegar when cleaning windows just use water and news paper! Works like a charm; then compost or recycle the paper! I <3 the PNE!

  72. Sunshine GFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 11:32am PDT

    Use newspaper instead of paper towels.

  73. DebraFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 11:33am PDT

    When doing indoor painting, place bowls of vinegar around to keep the odors down. Replace the bowls every day until the odors are gone.

  74. Bernadette E.Friday, August 16th, 2013 — 11:33am PDT

    vinegar is the magic potion in my household…great cleaning product mixed with lemon works well on windows and floors…

  75. staceyFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 11:41am PDT

    Clogged drain, pour some baking soda down and then vinegar with warm water and cover for 30 min. Clears it right out and doesn’t harm the fishies!

  76. John StuartFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 11:45am PDT

    A win is worth it just to see the Super Dogs! I saw them twice last year for the first time and cried… I’d always wanted a dog as a kid.

  77. Elizabeth BFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 12:37pm PDT

    I just discovered how well white vinegar works on cleaning jobs. I cleaned my bathroom tiles with a solution of half vinegar and half water. No fumes for once…I’m sold on it 🙂

  78. ShelaineFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 12:47pm PDT

    Use washer, then put in dryer for ~10 min and then hang to dry. Save energy and the dryer gets the wrinkles out too so no need to iron 🙂

  79. EmmaFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 12:49pm PDT

    White vinegar for cleaning everything, especially coffee pots!

  80. John StuartFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 1:01pm PDT

    My Green Cleaning Tip is for Burnt Pots after leaving food on to hot too long.

    Powder the burnt area with Backing Soda, let it sit for a short while and then scrub with a scrub pad and voila!

  81. CeciFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 1:39pm PDT

    Vinegar and baking soda is your friend in being green ^_^

  82. LindaFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 3:52pm PDT

    I use white vinegar as the rinse in my laundry. Softens clothes nicely. No heavy after perfume.

  83. Angela MitchellFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 5:00pm PDT

    Baking soda is awesome for getting stains like blueberry/blackberry juice out on countertops or in the fridge.

  84. Colm BFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 7:18pm PDT

    Hand wash more often!

  85. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 8:22pm PDT

    Pour boiling water over any berry stains on dish cloth or shirts before you wash them…it takes the stain out as you pour.

  86. CeciliaFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 8:54pm PDT

    Best way to clean surfaces is water + vinegar. It’s natural, it’s cheaper and you don’t use chemicals.

  87. MarissaFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 9:06pm PDT

    Using vinegar to wipe down the table and counters!

  88. janelleFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 9:19pm PDT

    Use reuseable glass containers for sandwiches and snacks versus throwing away plastic bags each day. Otherwise, clean ur sandwich bags and reuse them a few times before throwing them away.

  89. LauraFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 9:47pm PDT

    i use baking soda and vinegar!!!

  90. Alice H.Friday, August 16th, 2013 — 10:05pm PDT

    Vinegar and baking soda are awesome!

    I’ve RT on Twitter.

  91. Tracey FlattesFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 10:24pm PDT

    Make your own laundry detergent and cleaners using natural ingredients rather than chemicals!

  92. Anne GuagliardoFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 10:43pm PDT

    PNE passes yay 😀 thanks miss 604 !

  93. DilaraFriday, August 16th, 2013 — 10:46pm PDT

    Lemon and salt scrub to clean stainless steel sinks!

  94. JBSaturday, August 17th, 2013 — 8:16am PDT

    A paste of salt and lemon juice will shiny-up your copper-bottom pots and kettle 🙂

  95. Lisa GedakSaturday, August 17th, 2013 — 10:08am PDT

    I use a lemon to clean the stains on my cutting board, scrub with half a lemon and let it set for 20mins before rinsing away, voila! stains removed:)

  96. MaureenSaturday, August 17th, 2013 — 3:35pm PDT

    Baking soda and a brush is all that is needed to clean toilets!

  97. RjSaturday, August 17th, 2013 — 7:38pm PDT

    Wow, love me some of those pne gate tixs!! Oh ya, well, you already know about vinegar, the all purpose cleaner when diluted with water….

  98. JenniferSaturday, August 17th, 2013 — 7:50pm PDT

    Baking soda

  99. Kyle DSunday, August 18th, 2013 — 10:27am PDT

    Diluted vinegar is great for windows and mirrors!

  100. StevieSunday, August 18th, 2013 — 12:35pm PDT

    Vinegar works just as well as bleach at killing germs. I use it for my kitchen counters because it is better around food areas than bleach.

  101. GarySunday, August 18th, 2013 — 2:33pm PDT

    like others, I use vinegar for most household cleaning jobs

  102. HeatherSunday, August 18th, 2013 — 4:30pm PDT

    I clean the top of my cooktop stove with baking soda and a soft cloth. It doesn’t scratch and it takes off all the burnt on food spots.

  103. Debbie WSunday, August 18th, 2013 — 11:04pm PDT

    baking soda & water makes a scrubbing paste that will do a lot of cleaning jobs!

  104. LindaSunday, August 18th, 2013 — 11:48pm PDT

    To unclog drains, I pour a mixture of salt and baking powder down the drain, followed by boiling water.

  105. LeahMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 7:54am PDT

    Rub a lemon peel on faucets to get rid of hard water spots

  106. KevinMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 10:50am PDT

    Baking soda.

  107. JulieMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 10:51am PDT

    Yeah, agree with using baking soda. Works well.

  108. JohnMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 10:52am PDT

    I like using some diluted vinegar.

  109. VarleyMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 10:53am PDT

    Baking soda works a charm.

  110. DaphMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 10:55am PDT

    Personally, I like using lemon juice and a bit of slightly coarse salt.

  111. ErinMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 11:09am PDT

    Put a splash of vinegar in with every load in your dishwasher

  112. RayMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 11:26am PDT

    Baking soda and vinegar are surefire ingredients to use in cleaning countertops.

  113. DebMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 12:40pm PDT

    Similar to others, I add vinegar to my laundry.

  114. Laura WMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 1:59pm PDT

    Would love to win the green cleaning kit. And I’d like to reiterate what everyone else in here is stating. Vinegar and baking soda works wonders in the cleaning process.

    Also, baking soda paste (add a bit of water) takes out marks (water rings etc) from wood (coffee table tops etc).

  115. Laura WMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 2:03pm PDT

    Sunshine to sterilize and de-ordorize any cloth items, from linens to clothing! It’s free!
    Put shoes/boots/hats etc in the freezer to kill germs and fungus; this is great strategy for 2nd hand/gently used treasure finds!

  116. KarenMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 3:23pm PDT

    I can learn a lot just by reading everyone’s comments, thanks everyone 🙂

  117. MelmanMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 3:32pm PDT

    Baking soda works well on everything also vinegar is good for sanitizing

  118. Patti BarnesMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 3:55pm PDT

    A little baking soda in warm water gets rid of algae on your drive

  119. RenMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 5:22pm PDT

    I put a box of baking soda in my fridge to remove odours!

  120. KatieMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 6:01pm PDT

    Baking soda in the fridge!

  121. Andy C.Monday, August 19th, 2013 — 11:33pm PDT

    Clean windows with old newspapers

  122. DanaTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 12:11am PDT

    Lemon or lime down the garbage disposal works as a quick and easy way to clean and freshen your sink.

  123. StotesTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 7:36am PDT

    Baking Soda is a great smell killer.

  124. ShelleyTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 9:29am PDT

    Wood Furniture. Mix equal parts of lemon juice and olive oil. Apply a small amount to cloth and rub onto the furniture.

  125. CarmelleTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 11:08am PDT

    Lemon Juice and water works great with cleaning windows. It’s natural and easily obtainable!

  126. SharylinTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 12:03pm PDT

    I made my own wool dryer balls, they shorten drying time.

  127. lucy kabatoffTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 12:47pm PDT

    Vinegar and newspaper to clean windows.

  128. Michael KwanTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 3:03pm PDT

    Hang dry your clothes outside in the summer instead of using the dryer. (Does that count as cleaning?)

  129. WallyTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 5:29pm PDT

    Use baking soda for cleaning instead of harsh chemicals.

  130. AiTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 8:59pm PDT

    Make my own laundry soap. Boil 4 cups of water in a pot. Add grated 1 bar of soap & stir. Get a large container with a lid & add 40 cups of warm water. Add soapy water to the container. Add 1 cup washing soda & 1/2 cup borax. Stir. Let the mix sit for 24 hours. Use 1 cup of the detergent per load.

  131. GigiTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 9:21pm PDT

    Lemon and baking soda does the trick.

  132. LisaWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 11:36am PDT

    Use baking soda to clean the kitchen sink. Deodorizes and cleans at the same time.

  133. HeidiWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 1:12pm PDT

    Vinegar works surprisingly well for cleaning almost anything!

  134. nathanWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 2:52pm PDT

    Cold water.

  135. EmiliaWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 4:11pm PDT

    I use vinegar and for tough stuff I will add a bit of baking soda

  136. Anna LamWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 10:59pm PDT

    White vinegar to clean almost everything from wooden floors to bathtubs!

  137. L. J , LawtonThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 12:09am PDT

    You can use cinnamon to rid your house of ants. They hate it and it works right away.

  138. RubyThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 1:25am PDT

    I use vinegar for cleaning everything especially windows with newspaper.

  139. KimThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 8:40am PDT

    Baking soda and vinegar is the best way to get the “burn” marks off the top of the stove after canning!

  140. SophieThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 11:25am PDT

    Yay for eco friendly cleaning products!

  141. SarahThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 11:43am PDT

    Use baking soda sprinkled on door jambs and window sills to keep ants out. They’ll never cross that line! 🙂

  142. MagThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 1:12pm PDT

    Buy cleaning solutions in bulk and refill a small bottle.

  143. Mike GismondiThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 3:55pm PDT

    Use lemon and vinegar solution to clean windows

  144. Angela griffinThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 3:57pm PDT

    Buy Eco friendly cleaners

  145. meganThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 10:05pm PDT

    This is awesome I use eco friendly light bulbs!!

  146. Michelle W.Friday, August 23rd, 2013 — 11:22am PDT

    Our windows and mirrors always get cleaned with a mixture of lemon juice and water, and we use old newspaper instead of paper towels. I’ll never understand it, but the newspaper gets them so clean and never leaves streaks!

  147. leeFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 11:43am PDT


  148. Natasha PFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 11:49am PDT

    Use vinegar instead of bleach to clean mold.

  149. AmFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 12:04pm PDT

    To cleanse microwave, I throw ale on cut in half in a bowl of water. Heat it for a couple minutes, and then I wipe the inside of the microwave off

  150. nance428Friday, August 23rd, 2013 — 1:25pm PDT

    lemon juice and hot water.

  151. MaryFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 2:49pm PDT

    use baking soda as an alternative cleaning product to for around the house!

  152. KenFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 3:00pm PDT

    We use white vinegar for so much of our around-the-house cleaning. Works great as a disinfectant. Pink solution is also a great cleaning product.

  153. Duncan MacphersonSaturday, August 24th, 2013 — 12:27pm PDT

    Natural weed killer: 30% white vinegar and water

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