Cleaning House & Painting a Chalkboard Wall

I recently moved into a townhouse and have been adjusting to cleaning a much bigger space. Pinterest has been my savior for cleaning hacks and recipes for non-chemical mixtures for cleaning. While vinegar and baking soda do wonders for certain things, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Luckily I discovered Good Green Cleaner, which is an environmentally-friendly collection of cleaning solutions designed for bathrooms, kitchens, odor elimination and glass/multi-surface.

img_0708Good Green Cleaner products are not only safe, but they are sustainable:

  • The reusable bottle ships empty (saving on energy and shipping costs)
  • The bottle comes with a recyclable “pod” full of cleaning fluid.
  • Fill the bottle with 32 ounces of tap water, screw on the pod until it clicks, releasing the cleaner.
  • Screw off, toss in the recycle bin and then screw on the spray nozzle.
  • When out, keep your bottle and simply purchase more pods

img_0707The four types of Good Green that I’ve used to help deep clean my home include:

Odor Eliminator & All-Purpose Cleaner: Not only does this product eliminate odor, but it cleans as it does it. Be gone urine smells from around the toilet! The probiotic cleaner will remove the bad bacteria causing odors and illness.

Kitchen Cleaner & Degreaser: Just like it says, this product is perfect for your kitchen counters and cabinets while cutting grease from around the stove. Bonus – it’s certified food contact safe (makes it easy to clean the counters before kneading that bread that so many of us are making). But it doesn’t stop there – test this bad boy on your grill and really see the magic happen.

Glass & Multi-Surface Cleaner: You thought your streaks were gone before, just wait until your try this product on your mirrors. It’s ammonia-free and removes petroleum streaks left behind from other glass cleaners. This product is also certified food contact safe.

Bathroom, Tile & Tub Cleaner: Not only cleans, but whitens grout as it does so. (Despite what one may think, a shower is not self-cleaning.)


And while sprucing up the joint and adding pops of color – including the very adult decision to match drapes to decorative pillows – we also decide to add an element of whimsy in the form of a chalkboard wall. The spare bedroom is where Keegan has his crazy cool computer setup for his Twitch streams, and we wanted to add some additional creativity.

chalkboard paintThe wall opposite his computer became the home of our chalkboard wall which has been a fun place to draw goofy pictures and play hangman. We used Krylon Chalkboard Paint and the 1-quart can was enough for three coats on the wall with some paint left over. This went right over the paint that was there beforehand and required no primer.

Over the last few months, we have worked hard to make our house a home and continue to keep it a place that feels comfortable.

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