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#1 of 4 Old 10-07-2004, 05:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Once a week I go in afterhours and clean a doctors office for some extra cash. I noticed today that i was feeling a little dizzy when i wasnt properly allowing for ventilation (which has only been once) but either way i think i don't want to use the office's harsh chemicals.

any advice about what other chemicals to use? i would need something who can clean:

windows
bathrooms
toilets
hard water stains
rust
lime
counter tops
the leather tables

at the moment im using Windex, Lysol, Soft Scrub with bleach, and CLR. the CLR is what made me dizzy but two of my jobs require me to get rid of rust, lime, and hardwater stains which is what i'm having a hard time finding a natural substitute for. i've found chemicals to replace all of the others via Seventh Generation (and also vinegar and baking soda)

any suggestions?



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Hi softletters, I recognize you from babycenter.
Well you can use baking soda and vinager for just about everything.
For the rust though I have found that Bar Keepers friend is awesome. I don't think its "natural", but I'm sure its better than CLR, it dosen't have any strong smell, it basically feels like your using baking soda, and it works great.

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baking soda and vinegar for everything here as well. no one can tell the difference and my house doesn't smell like chemicals either .
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awesome about the suggestions ladies. and yes im also on the babycenter board! whoo hoo!
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