green cleaning

February 10

Sensitive Skin? Wool Wonder Balls just $25 @ Amazon!

Posted by on February 10, 2016 at 6:39 PM

Sensitive Skin? Wool Wonder Balls just $25 @ Amazon!

Have you seen, or better yet, used these wool dryer balls? I’ve been looking into them ever since we had a problem with our dryer and were told that traditional dryer sheets are (apparently) really bad for us and today’s HE dryers; the chemical coating on them can lead to a number of problems (not the least of which is that it can irritate young and sensitive skin). Then, of course, we had a baby and had to get rid of all that stuff for his loads and ended up with staticky baby socks and sleepers. Enter the wonder balls!

As I said, I’ve had my eye on various different sets of wool dryer balls but this particular set by Wooly Naturals contains 6 extra large balls handmade with 100% organic wool. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 10

Extra 10% off Green & Natural Products with Code @ | Today Only!

Posted by on February 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Extra 10% off Green & Natural Products with Code @ | Today Only!

Living more eco-consciously becomes more important every day. is a great resource for “green” and natural products of all kinds; from food to makeup and skin care to cleaning products. Today, they’re having a flash sale and offering an additional 10% off all items in their Green & Natural section (with a few exceptions). Just enter NATURAL10 at checkout.

Since my son became mobile and more curious about what’s in cupboards, I’ve started using natural cleaning products and I find them just as effective as the traditional cleaners. I actually bought a whole slew of Method, Attitude and Dapple products from and I love them. I feel a bit safer using them around the baby, too. But they are usually a bit pricier so any opportunity to save is great! Read the rest of this entry »

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August 22

Cheap & Creative Uses for Baking Soda

Posted by on August 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Cheap & Creative Uses for Baking Soda

Baking Soda is something you will probably find in everyone’s kitchen, so why not think of some cheap & creative ways to use it? Baking Soda makes for a great ingredient in many DIY projects and cleaners. I am sure if you asked your parents or grandparents they would say the same thing. My grandma puts baking soda and vinegar down any drain that seems a little clogged, or combines baking soda with water to clean jewellery. Lavender Baking Soda Air Fresheners even make for great gifts, so read along and pick your poison. What are you going to use your leftover Baking Soda for? Read the rest of this entry »

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April 23

8 Marvelous Uses For Baking Soda

Posted by on April 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM

8 Marvelous Uses For Baking Soda

Have you ever tried to use this wonder product? Our grandparents sure knew about the power and versatility of baking soda, but somewhere between the cleaning and the grocery aisle I think we sometimes forget this powerful and frugal cleaner these days.

You can often find baking soda for a dollar or less per box, making it a very economical product to use. From cleaning to beauty, baking soda is versatile and gentle with no extra chemicals. Here are eight great ways you can use baking soda at home.

Teeth Whitener

8 Marvelous Uses For Baking Soda

Are you a teeth whitening strip addict? Those kits start at $40 bucks a pop! Slash that budget by using a mixture of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and peppermint oil instead. Get the full details over at One Good Thing By Jillee. If you are hesitant to use peroxide, though most commercial whiteners have many worse ingredients, brushing regularly with baking soda alone can help whiten your teeth also. You can use baking soda alone more frequently than a baking soda and hydrogen peroxide combination.

Removing Sticker Residue

8 Marvelous Uses For Baking Soda

There is a product called Goo Gone that is fantastic for removing sticker residue leftover from labels, price tags or tape. The problem with Goo Gone is it smells disgusting! Make your own version using baking soda and an oil such as coconut oil or vegetable oil. Check out the recipe on Mom 4 Real and make this residue remover with items probably already in your pantry.

Clean Coffee & Tea Mug Stains

8 Marvelous Uses For Baking Soda

This hack changed my life. Before this idea, my coffee mugs always had residue from my favourite hot beverages. Now when I start to notice stains, I sprinkle in a little baking soda. With a few drops of water and a quick wipe, my cups are now snow white again. The Kitchn has a quick explanation that will have both your mugs and carafes clean in no time.

Deep Clean Your Mattress

8 Marvelous Uses For Baking Soda

Throw open the windows for some fresh air, spring-cleaning is here. When was the last time you cleaned your mattress if ever? It might be time to freshen it up. Pour several cups all over your mattress and let it set for an hour, then vacuum. For the full process, check out this article from Pop Sugar. If you really want some motivation to clean check out the post at The LoopYour Mattress Is Disgusting And Here’s Why.” The dust mites in this post give me the creeps. I need to go clean my mattress now.

Homemade Fabric Refresher

8 Marvelous Uses For Baking Soda

While you are freshening up fabrics, you can freshen up your couch, chairs and any other fabric surfaces in your house. Create this homemade “Febreze” recipe using baking soda and fabric softener for about fifteen cents per bottle. Febreze runs you $3 bucks per bottle, this hack is worth it! Check out the recipe over at DIY Confessions.

Dishwasher Cleaning Bombs

8 Marvelous Uses For Baking Soda

You could scrub away at your dishwasher with chemicals, or even baking soda and a toothbrush. To be honest how often are you going to complete that routine without pulling out your hair? Make these awesome baking soda dishwasher bombs instead featured at Our Carlson Life. Place two cups of vinegar in a bowl on the top rack, and a dishwasher bomb on the bottom rack. One clean cycle later, your dishwasher will sparkle.

Foot Soak

8 Marvelous Uses For Baking Soda

I think I am going to skip the spa this time and try this DIY treatment over at With baking soda, milk and a few other items you probably have around the house you can give your tootsies the treatment they deserve. My toes are not ready for summer yet. They are almost too embarrassingly dry and cracked to take into a pedicure shop. Winter can be rough on your feet. This baking soda treatment will help me get my toes ready for summer sandals.

Shoe Deodorizer

8 Marvelous Uses For Baking Soda

Spring can mean wet and stinky shoes. Cut down on those odors by making your own deodorizing shoe inserts. Check out the tutorial over at Small Good Things. I have been putting loose baking soda in my shoes for years, but it never occurred to me to put it in old tights for an insert with less mess. These satchels last about three months, which should get you through most of summer.

If you are looking for more cleaning ideas on the cheap, check out Brooke’s post 8 Fabulous Frugal Uses for Vinegar.

Bargainmoosers, what do you use baking soda for?

(Image Credits: 19melissa68Chrissy Wainwright & Olivia)

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May 23 30% Off Method Laundry

Posted by on May 23, 2014 at 11:30 PM 30% Off Method Laundry

For three days only, save 30% on Method Laundry products.

Method is the only laundry detergent I use because I have very sensitive skin that cannot handle regular detergents without breaking out into a rash. Method has been so friendly to my sensitive skin, that I can even use their fabric softener without any problems.

However, Method isn’t exactly cheap. The best way to make Method fit your budget is to always buy it when it is on sale and only buy the pump container once and then buy the refills for it after that.

This Method Laundry Detergent Fresh Air was $16.99 and is now $11.89. The 600 ml bottle will give you 50 loads worth of clean laundry. That works out to 23.78 cents a load. Once you have the pump, you will want to buy the refill bag. The Method Laundry Detergent Refill Fresh Air was $21.99 and is now $15.39. It comes in at 1020 ml, or 85 loads. That works out to 18.11 cents a load.

The dispenser for the refill is super easy to use as well. Don’t worry about that. There are also plenty of scents on sale.

Be sure to pick up the Method Fabric Softener which was $7.99 and is now $5.59. Great for sensitive skin.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

For coupon codes, always visit the forum before placing an order.

(Expiry: 25th May 2014)

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May 13

Amazon Canada: Zwipes Cleaning Cloths Only $17.62

Posted by on May 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Zwipes Cleaning Cloths Only $17.62

Clean easily without chemicals with Zwipes cloths and pay only $17.62 for a pack of 24, regularly $29.99. I price compared these cloths for you and found them for sale at Factory Direct for $1.99 per one cloth. Otherwise, I didn’t really see them at other Canadian online retailers.

If you are doing some spring cleaning or moving like I am, or just like to have cleaning cloths on hand to help with all your jobs, then this is really a great deal. If you ordered them individually from Factory Direct, you’d pay $2 a cloth, making your total for 24 cloths $48. This is a substantial savings.

Basically, these are plush, soft microfiber cloths that can clean almost anything without having to use cleaning chemicals. It leaves a lint and streak-free shine and won’t scratch your surfaces. It is also incredibly absorbent and absorbs eight times its weight in water and dries in half the time it takes to dry with a regular towel. You can wash these and reuse them hundreds of times as well. You can keep some in your garage, your kitchen, your bathroom, even in your car.

I am highly considering taking advantage of this deal as I have three boys who spill and make messes, a lot! This morning I cleaned up an entire can of orange pop off the floor and it took an entire large towel and quite a few paper towels. Using this is much more environmentally friendly, simply because there is less waste of the paper towels and less to wash with the tea towels that are just not that absorbent.

Shipping is free from Amazon on orders over $25, so I’d recommend picking up a pack for Dad, as you know Dads love Father’s Day gifts that are practical.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 25 Save on Green Bundles

Posted by on April 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM Save on Green Bundles has bundled up all natural items into green bundles and has them discounted to save you money.

Some of the bundles are only 10 – 15% off but I weeded through the pack to find the best priced bundles for you.

This Family Favourites Bundle was $38.24 and is now only $26. The bundle includes Annie’s Homegrown Organic Cheddar Bunnies, Annie’s Homegrown Classic Mac & Cheese, Simply Delish Natural Strawberry Jel Dessert, Florida’s Natural Au’Some Organic Fruit Nuggets, Smooze Coconut + Mango Fruit Ice, and MaraNatha Creamy Almond Butter with Sea Salt. It is a really easy way to try out a bunch of all natural food items. I have tried the Annie’s classic Mac & Cheese and it is a really good alternative to KD for those trying to go natural.

This Natural Suncare Bundle is also an excellent buy as you are saving around 33%. Originally $59.45, the bundle is on sale for $40. It includes Weleda Skin Food, Jason Soothing 98% Aloe Vera Gel, Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Bar Soap, Green Beaver Non-whitening Lip Moisturizer, Goddess Garden Sunny Body Natural Sunscreen , and Badger After Sun Balm. Summer is coming so now is the time to stock up on sun protection.

There are nine other bundles to choose from including popular brands like Method.

Get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: 27th April 2014)

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January 17

How To Be A Frugal & Organic Cleaner

Posted by on January 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM

How To Be A Frugal & Organic Cleaner

Do you spend too much money on cleaning supplies? You really don’t have to, as there are many frugal ways to clean your home, and the best part is not only do they save you money, but they also are better for the environment and your health. Really, most chemical-dependant cleaning supplies are usually cheap and there is almost always a coupon for them, but the effects on your health are not cheap. I have phased out almost all commercial cleaning products in my home and where I couldn’t, I buy organic and eco-friendly products, usually from when they have a sale. Below I will give you some tips on how to clean your house without spending more than a few dollars.


First, prevention is key to keeping a clean house. The old adage of “clean as you go” really applies here and saves you time and even money. If you let a mess sit and build, it only gets harder to clean. Think baked on spaghetti sauce on your stove top. Other ways to prevent messes include taking off your shoes outside, wiping your dog’s feet before they come in, giving your dishes a slight rinse before putting them in the dishwasher, wiping down your shower or bath and your taps after using them and not having children. Okay, so the last one might be a tough one, but your kids can perform all of these actions as well.


Vinegar and I go way back. It is so cheap! I guess that’s why we make great friends. Besides that, you can buy a large bottle of vinegar for only a few dollars and it will last quite a while. There are a million ways you can use vinegar to clean your home. I like using it as a disinfectant on my kitchen counters and keep a spray bottle mixed with about 20% vinegar and 80% water under the sink. I also like to use it in my laundry to freshen up towels that may have sat for too long. Mix it with dish soap and you can use it to clean your shower and tub, or your floors. Vinegar is so perfect… Vinegar Tips has those millions of ways to clean with it.

Baking soda

Baking soda goes on sale for about $1 a box and like vinegar, it has many uses. You can use it as a safe scouring agent for your toilets, stove tops and sinks. I love to use it with my best friend vinegar to clean the drains. Simply pour the baking soda all over the sink and down the drain. Follow slowly with vinegar and watch it fizzle as it cleans and unclogs the drain. End with boiling water. You can also use it to absorb odours in your fridge. For the multitude of ways to clean with baking soda, check out The New Homemaker. Another great use I found it for was to get rid of “boy pee smell” from my bathroom. Boy pee smell is when you have young boys (and probably some men) who aren’t great at aiming quite yet and the smell seeps into your tile or bathroom flooring. It is a very nasty thing and baking soda and vinegar work well to cut this smell so your kids are allowed to urinate inside the house again.

Essential oils

While essential oils might cost more than a few pennies, you only need a teeny tiny amount, so they will last a long time. If you feel that using vinegar and baking soda just doesn’t yield that “just clean” smell, essential oils will make your home smell fresh and not chemically clean. They are great for disinfecting and getting rid of mold and mildew, too. They also make great fabric refreshers, so your dog doesn’t die from the Febreeze sprayed all over its bed. For one hundred ways to clean with essential oils, check out Mind Body Soul Essentials.

Pumice stones

What disheartened me at first when I started with natural cleaners was that if the toilets were too dirty, they didn’t get a great clean from those products. Enter in the pumice stone. Very cheap to buy, this baby scrubs like nothing on that toilet guck and gets rid of everything except the white porcelain. Want to know how? Check out Apartment Therapy.

Castile soap

This soap can be both expensive or inexpensive to buy, depending on what you need. I buy Dr. Bronner’s and while the liquid large bottle goes for $20, the bars of soap are only $5 and can last for quite a while. We use it to wash all of the floors and I love the lavender scent.

Citrus fruit

Lemons and other citrus fruits smell great, but they also do double duty as a cleaning agent that can remove stains and mildew. Another cool trick is to put a lemon in the microwave, turn it on for 30 seconds and your microwave will be easy to wipe down. I also like the idea of putting fruit that may be past its prime into a pot of water on the stove top and turn it on low. The scent will act as a natural air freshener. Lifehacker tells you how you can put lemons, limes and more to good use.

Old clothing and fabric

When my kids have clothes that are stained or torn beyond repair, if they are the right type of fabric, I will often cut them up and use them as rags and sometimes dishcloths. There is no point in throwing out perfectly useable clothing and spending money on buying new cloths to use to clean. Similarly, if you have some wool kicking around, you can make these wool dryer balls that will save you money (and the toxins) you would have spent on dryer sheets.

Bargainmoosers, do you have any ideas for natural cleaning ideas that won’t squeeze your wallet? Let me know in the comments below!

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January 13 25% Off Method Home Cleaning Products

Posted by on January 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM 25% Off Method Home Cleaning Products

What I would consider’s most popular sale is back! Get 25% off Method all natural home cleaning products for a clean and healthy house.

None of the laundry detergent or hand wash liquids are included in this sale; however, bathroom cleaner, floor cleaner, surface cleaner, and really all the cleaners are in the sale. As I exclusively use Method products for my household, I am pretty familiar with them. In fact, I am getting awfully low on our Method Dish Soap and I would love to try another scent than what we currently have. This Ginger Yuzu Method Dish Soap sounds delicious and it is on sale for $3.29 (was $4.39). It is a scent exclusive to

You will, of course, want to get some of your more expensive cleaners during a sale like this. The Method Squirt + Mop Hard Floor Cleaner was $7.19 and is now on sale for $5.39. I don’t have it in the Ginger Yuzu scent but I do have it in Almond which smells so good!

I don’t have a dishwasher (besides my husband) so I have not had a chance to try these Method Smarty Dish Plus Dishwasher Detergent Packs out yet. However, when we get a dishwasher I will most likely be buying them. They regularly cost $7.99 and are marked down to $5.99 a pack. As there are twenty-four in a bag you are only paying about twenty-five cents a load.

As always, you’ll get free shipping on orders over $25 and if you are a new customer, I’ll remind you about an exclusive $10 off $40 coupon located in the coupon forum.

(Expiry: 19th January 2014)

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November 11 25% Off Method Home Cleaning

Posted by on November 11, 2013 at 3:30 PM 25% Off Method Home Cleaning

One of the best sales at is on now! Get 25% off Method home cleaning supplies!

I use a lot of Method cleaning supplies so I can make a few recommendations. The Method Wood For Good Surface Cleaner that was $5.49 and is now $4.12 is fabulous! I get my hubby to do the bookcases every few weeks and it really brings out the luster in the wood. I also love the smell as it reminds me of marzipan cookies.

Another favourite product of mine is the Method Glass Cleaner Spray that was $4.39 and is now $3.29. Regular Windex gives me a headache and I have a very nice glass table in the dining room that needs cleaning. This stuff smells like peppermint and does a pretty good job.

In a festive mood? Method has some new festive looking bottles out like this Method Foaming Hand Wash in Mistletoe that was $4.38 and is now $3.29. It is a great way to brighten up the bathroom for the holidays.

Get free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Be sure to visit the forum for coupon codes you might be able to use with it as well.

(Expiry: 17th November 2013)

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November 5 10% Off Method Cleaning Products (Nov 6)

Posted by on November 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM 10% Off Method Cleaning Products (Nov 6)

Save 10% off the popular Method cleaning products at until 6th November, 2011.

Haven’t tried Method yet? Here’s why you might want to give these great products a try:

Formulated with naturally derived, biodegradable ingredients, method cleaners put the hurt on dirt without doing harm to people, creatures or this planet.  With a full range of bright, nature-inspired fragrances, you may just forget the cleaning is supposed to be a chore.  The happy, healthy home revolution starts here.

The best smelling dryer sheets that I have ever smelled? Method Baby Squeaky Green Dyer Cloths for $5.30 (reg. $5.99) in the fantastic scent of Rice Milk and Mallow, a delicious marshmallow vanilla scent.

Of course, you’ll get your order shipped for free!

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