The Ultimate Green Outdoor Cleaning Quiz

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About This Quiz

Green cleaning is important anywhere, but it's even more important when it comes to the great outdoors. You don't want to have bleach-filled suds draining onto your lush green lawn, do you? Take our quiz and find out how to clean outdoors the green way.

What are four green items you can use to clean with?

Four items that make for effective green cleaners are salt, lemon juice, baking soda and vinegar.

How can you clean lawn furniture?

You can clean lawn furniture by using one cup of baking soda mixed with some warm water. Rinse the baking soda off thoroughly.

How can you prevent wicker items from yellowing?

Prevent your wicker lawn furniture from yellowing by scrubbing it with a brush dipped in salt water. Then dry the furniture in the sun, turning occasionally so that the sun reaches all parts.

What is a multi-purpose item to take on a camping trip for cleaning purposes?

Take baking soda along with you on a camping trip. You can use it to deodorize your sleeping bag and the outhouse, to brush teeth and clean pots and pans.

How can you get rid of the grease stains on your patio floor from last night's barbeque?

Sprinkle those grease stains with baking soda and leave for an hour. Then brush away the baking soda with a broom and repeat if necessary.

To clean the grease off a barbeque, what is recommended?

To clean the grease off a barbeque, first apply baking soda to the warm, but not hot, grill racks and plate. Dab the baking soda with vinegar to get a foamy action going and then scrub with a stiff brush.

When cleaning mildew off pool toys, what should the ratio of baking soda to water be?

Clean mildew off pool toys by mixing a quarter of a cup of baking soda with a quart of warm water.

What is a good way to clean your window screens?

A good way to clean window screens is to dip a damp wire brush in baking soda and scrub off the grime. Rinse thoroughly with a hose.

How can you get rid of rust without having to resort to WD-40?

Make a paste of salt, lemon juice and cream of tartar. Mix equal parts of salt and cream of tartar, then add enough lemon juice to form a paste thick enough that it won't slide off a vertical surface.

How can you make an environmentally friendly solvent?

Instead of relying on toxic solvents to clean metals from grease and dirt, mix one part vinegar with five parts water. This should effectively cut through the grease and dirt.

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