It's not like I make a regular habit of spring cleaning. It really is more of a coincidence that we happen to be doing a big purge/clean while it is spring. It is timely though because there seems to be a wealth of green cleaning information popping up—like someone has been reading my bloggy mind!
As I was about to research non-toxic ways to clean mold, I came across this article from the Green Guide which lists the top cleaning product ingredients to avoid. I love handy lists like that!
I also checked some of my books to see what anti-mold solutions I could conjure up. Some suggested solutions are borax (which inhibits mold growth) and/or vinegar and water mixed in a spray bottle.
I found a recipe for this in "Clean and Green" by Annie Berthold-Bond:
1 teaspoon borax
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 cups hot tap water
Place the borax and vinegar in teh spray bottle. Dissolve the borax by puring hot tap water over it. Shake to mix. Spray this formula onto mold growing areas of the bathroom and leave on without rinsing.
I'll give it a try and let you know how it works!