Technology is growing rapidly. Our cell phones have become hand-held computers, and our TVs are so smart we can't utilize all the things they can do. Technology has also crept into the cleaning industry. Here are several cool new tools I'd like to share with you that clean your home effectively without toxic chemicals.
Force of Nature -- Force of Nature has created a new appliance that turns salt, vinegar, and water into a cleaner that is as powerful as bleach. This small appliance takes an initial investment of $60, but will save people hundreds on cleaning products, as well as remove toxic cleaners from their homes. It uses the technology of electrolyzed water that the commercial cleaning industry has used for years. Force of Nature is bringing this technology to your home -- affordably. (Use discount code greenclean35 for $35 off at forceofnatureclean.com.)
E-Cloth - E-Cloth is a European microfiber that lifts dirt and bacteria off a surface and releases the bacteria when it's rinsed. E-Cloth uses more than 3 million fibers per square inch to remove bacteria from surfaces. We've been told to use chemicals and kill the bacteria, but this is a much safer way to get bacteria off a surface, thanks to technology. ecloth.com.
Skoy Cloths - Skoy Cloths are well-known in Europe. A super-absorbent combination of sponge and paper towel, 1 Skoy is the equivalent of 15 rolls of paper towels. Two young moms from Europe introduced Skoys to the United States; they missed their favoring cleaning cloth and decided to import them from Germany. skoycloth.com.
BioBob Sponges -- BioBob sponges are made in Canada and are different from any other sponges you've ever used. Instead of using wood pulp to make them, they have created a formula that makes a better sponge. These sponges resist mold, mildew, and general smelliness. And they get better with use. You will save money by switching to a BioBob sponge. biobob.co.
DuopMop -- There is no better way to wash your floor than with a DuopMop and my "bucketless mopping" technique. Using this mop will cut your floor cleaning time in half -- with less water and chemicals. Your floor will look like you washed it on your hands and knees. theduop.com.
Ewbank Steam Cleaner -- This steam cleaner is shaped like your favorite canister vacuum. It shoots out steam that gives you a perfectly safe way to clean tile floors, shower walls, and even windows. Nothing kills bacteria as safely as steam, so if you want to clean and disinfect surfaces, all you have to do is spray them with steam. It will dry quickly and leave the surface sanitized. amazon.com.
Leslie Reichert is a Massachusetts-based cleaning expert who uses her personality, sense of humor and contagious passion to encourage her fans and followers to think differently about what they are using in their homes. Leslie is known as a Green Cleaning Coach, and she is changing the world, "One spray bottle at a time." She is a national lecturer, a frequent homekeeping expert on The Dr. Oz Show, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Maid Brigade's DIY Cleaning Expert, and author of the book: The Joy Of Green Cleaning. She works with Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, today.com and other national publications.