Production Tips of the Day: CLEANING

– Replace chemical cleaning products with nontoxic, biodegradable alternatives that won’t pollute indoor air or local waterways;
– Look for the following certifications: USDA organic, Natural Products Association, and Greenseal. Visit to compare products’ environmental and health ratings;
– Purchase products in concentrates and bulk sizes to cut down on packaging waste;
– Use natural sponges and cloth rags instead of paper towels

Try these economical DIY cleaners:

  • Glass: 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar and 2 cups water
  • Scouring cleanser: baking soda and water
  • Disinfectant: Hydrogen peroxide
  • Grease: Lemon juice
  • Wood polish: 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Unclog drains: equal parts baking soda and white vinegar

For more natural cleaning solutions, see Real Simple’s ( 66 All Natural Cleaning Solutions (and visit!


About projectgreen2011

NOMAD Films is an independent film label working to further expose low-budget, innovative film and video projects to the masses. Via The NOMAD Project screenings and related events, partnerships with like-minded organizations and individuals, and The NOMAD Archive – the label’s library of films – NOMAD Films promotes a range of content while at the same time working to create additional opportunities for film and video project development and production. The mission of NOMAD Films is to increase overall exposure of and create production and distribution opportunities for underground and/or low-budget film and video projects.

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