The ultimate green cleaning caddy

March 7, 2014

The Ultimate Green Cleaning Caddy

As I continue sharing my spring cleaning tips with you this month, I would like to show you what I use to clean my house with & show you how you can green up your cleaning plan.  Start your spring cleaning off right by assembling the “ULTIMATE GREEN CLEANING CADDY”.  Once you get your cleaning supplies organized, you will be all set to conquer your “spring cleaning plan”.  Learn what’s in my ultimate green cleaning caddy below.


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Since I began educating myself about the toxic dangers within my home 4 years ago, I decided that I needed to do something about it – and fast.  The first thing I did was swap out our traditional cleaners for more healthy alternatives.  With the knowledge I gained, there was no way I could avoid the possibility of consequences, if I continued down the toxic “conventional” path I was on.  Those cleaners were not good for my families health, and they certainly weren’t good for our environment.  If the bottle says toxic… don’t buy it – It’s TOXIC!  It’s really as simple as that.  If you can’t find a more natural alternative or you can’t afford to buy organic/natural, make your own cleaners.  Knowledge is bliss and ignorance can be deadly.  What will you do with the knowledge you gain?  If you are not aware of the dangers of conventional cleaners, I urge you to educate yourself, for the sake of your health.  There is a sea of knowledge, right at your fingertips.


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My “Ultimate Green Cleaning Caddy” includes:


  • Microfiber Cloths
  • Scrub Brush
  • Disposable Cleaning Wipes
  • Toothbrush
  • Sponges
  • Duster
  • Cleaning Gloves
  • Grout Brush
  • Trash Bags (small & large)
  • Lint Roller
  • Spray Bottles
  • Baking Soda Sprinkle Jar



*Get the 8 essential cleaning recipes listed above, in my Spring Cleaning Kit & get the cleaning recipe cards for your caddy here.


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Switch to all natural brushes & sponges.


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Castile soap and baking soda are the 2 ingredients for one of my “8 essential green cleaners“. (Almond is my favorite castile soap scent).


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Pure essential oils are the base of all of my homemade green cleaners.  Here are some of the ways I use them.


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Basic H is my “go to” all purpose cleaner.  I add pure lemon essential to the mix. It smells divine!


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If you are a conscious consumer who wants to clean your home the healthy way, or you need to save money, why not try mixing up your own cleaners?  Throw out those toxic skulls in a bottle & save a ton of money!  I have created the “8 essential green cleaning recipe cards” that you can attach to your cleaning caddy.  When its time to mix up a new bottle, you won’t have to go looking for the recipes. Best of all, you will be creating a healthy enviornment for your family.  Purchase below (via paypal), for only $4.00.  Hang the cards on all of your caddies.


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  • Purchase the “Ultimate Green Cleaning Recipe Cards
  • Print front and back on card stock paper (any color)
  • Cut into 8 cards & corner punch (if preferred)
  • Laminate (not necessary)
  • Punch  holes in the corner
  • Hang on your cleaning caddy with jute or a metal clasp

*I purchased the Kraft Card stock at Michaels & I used a Purple Cow Laminator.


click here to buy now


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The “Ultimate Green Cleaning Recipe Cards” come in 2 downloadable pdf 8.5 x 11 files for only $4.00.   The front side has the title of the cleaners and the back side has the 8 recipes.  You have the choice of grass green or teal blue font. Copyright of A Bowl Full of Lemons, LLC.  For personal use only & may not reproduce, distribute, or sell.  Due to the nature of the digital product, there are no refunds.  Once you order, you will receive the files to the email you provide, within a few minutes.  Check your spam folder, if you don’t receive them. Please make sure you type in your correct email address.  Thanks so much for supporting A Bowl Full of Lemons.


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Visit A Bowl Full of Lemons post HERE to get your “Ultimate Spring Cleaning Printables Kit”. The kit includes the ultimate spring cleaning plan (as outlined below), a comprehensive spring cleaning checklist, a checklist for the kids, 2 blank checklists for you to customize your own spring cleaning, how to put together the ultimate cleaning caddy, your spring cleaning shopping checklist, notes page, and 8 essential spring cleaning recipes (recipe card printables not included) – all for only $8.00. It has everything you need to implement your cleaning routine this season. Get all of my spring cleaning tips in one place, & come back to ABFOL to see how I implement them during the month of March.

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26 comments on “The ultimate green cleaning caddy

  1. Tiffany says:

    I was wondering if the green cleaning products are good at killing germs. I usually use bleach or a cleaner that kills viruses and bacteria. I am a big germaphob!! I would like to use more natural products, but I want a really good deep down clean!!

  2. Jessica says:

    Toni, I love this! I have my cleaning recipes posted in the laundry room but never thought of doing cards!
    Where did your tote come from? It is so cute!

  3. Nikki says:

    I was just wondering what brand your natural bristle scrub brush was and where you found it. I’ve been looking for one that size in my local stores and can’t seem to find one. This article was very motivating, thanks for sharing as always!

    • Toni says:

      I dont recall the brand.. Its not stamped on it. But I believe I found it at World Market.

  4. Judy says:

    Staying with the “green” theme…ECloths or Norwex cleaning cloths are an awesome safe alternative to cleaning. Using just water and the cloths you get rid of 99% of the germs off the surfaces you are cleaning. No expensive or toxic cleaners required. How’s that for safe?! Takes some mental adjustment but read up and try the polishing cloth and a general cleaning cloth. You will absolutely love them. Sounds like an ad, sorry. I am just a consumer and wanted to share this.

    • Donna says:

      I have just been introduced to Norwex, too! I’m a sceptic at heart- thinking everyone is just out to make a buck BUT I tried enviro cloth and polishing cloth…talk about fast window and mirror cleaning with NO streaks! Fast and easy with no chemicals. I haven’t fully jumped on the no chemical bandwagon yet but anything that makes cleaning easier or faster is shouting my name. The basic H intrigues me- I wish I knew someone who had it so I could try it before ordering it.
      Thanks for encouraging us to keep our homes clean and organized, Toni!

  5. Robbie Kay says:

    The cards are genius. You’re right–whenever my bottles run out, I have to go pull the recipes again. Your caddy itself is beautiful. I was expecting to see the traditional plastic caddy, even though that’s not very green.

  6. Elizabeth Herring says:

    I was wanting the 16oz spray bottle with lemon juicer in it. Do you sell those?

  7. Debbie says:

    This article made me get motivated for my spring cleaning. Thanks for all your hard work!
    Where did you find this metal caddy? I have been looking for one for months.

  8. Michelle says:

    Could you tell me the brand of the metal caddy and where you purchased it? I’ve only been able to find plastic. Thank you!

  9. E J Self says:

    Please give a hint where to find that great metal caddy. I get tired of everything plastic lol. I’ve soucred online and cant find anything similar. Thanks for sharing all your greatideas Toni.

  10. Hope says:

    I have a hard time finding latex free cleaning gloves. Where do you find yours?

  11. Lil says:

    Great information! I’m using an oversized ceramic salt shaker (that I got in a popcorn bowl kit) for the baking soda.

  12. Melissa says:

    Where is your disinfectant spray from?

  13. Leydie says:

    Is there a natural way to get rid of lime deposits around the sink?

    • Rachel says:

      soak a paper towel in white vinegar and let it set on the lime scale for 30 minutes. Remove and wipe residue away. (This is a tip that came from our contributoer, Becky CleanMama)

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