That's the question I set out to explore in a past RV Cooking Show blog: Â
As I lumbered down the highway the other day in my F-350 a Prius zipped past me and for a moment I felt a bit sheepish about my â€śless than greenâ€ť machine. Then I began thinkingâ€¦just the sheer fact that I live in my (less than 300 square foot) RV makes me pretty environmentally friendly. Read more...
The inside of your RV may look like home but it needs special care. From sinks to countertops to toilet bowls and flooring, manufacturers use materials that are specially designed to travel down the road in a durable and livable fashion. Drainpipe seals and holding tank termination valves are of special concern and can be damaged using harsh chemicals.
Not only do you want to care for your RV so it'll give you years of traveling pleasure but you want to clean green! WhatÂ a match made in heaven! Using some basic ingredientsÂ you can create a "green clean kit" suitable for spiffing up any RV.Â Here's what you'll need:
Green Cleaning Kit
Baking Soda - cleans, polishes, deodorizes
Distilled White Vinegar - cuts grease, kills mold, deodorizes, does not stain
Castile Soap - natural, bio-degradable, plant-based soap
Borax - bleach alternative, cleans, deodorizes, disinfects (can irritate the skin and should not be ingested - by people or pets)
Cornstarch - cleans, polishes, deodorizes carpeting and rugs, removes grease stains
Toothpaste - a mild abrasive polishes
Lemon - antibacterial, fragrant, stain remover, bleaching agent
Olive Oil - nourishes wood, polishes
Essential Oils - disinfects, fragrantÂ
Tea Tree Oil - antiseptic