to bleach or not to bleach

lemon.jpg I am curious... How many of you, dear readers, are into organic versus traditional house cleaning? Is it natural-and-time-tested or hard-core-science-means-progress warfare in your household?

I have been thinking a lot about this and have taken up organic cleaning up pretty hard core... vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and lemons are my arsenal against germs and bacteria and grimy things we won't talk about. I read this book and now I am obsessed with it. (be quiet mom!)

One problem though... I am not a fan of the smell of vinegar, lovely though it may be. I have tried putting essential oils in the mix to combat it, and lemons fight it just a little, but it's not enough. The vinegar is still smelly smelly bang bang. Do you know of anything that masks it or you can mix with it to change it? Or is that just how the cookie crumbles?

What are your favorite organic house cleaning tips?

happy weekend, friends!

* * * * * p.s. The last episode of my design notes guest blogs is up. Hope you enjoyed it!