COLUMBIA – Did you ever think you may be putting yourself, your family or your pets in danger by cleaning your house?

If you use store-bought cleaners, you may be introducing hazardous chemicals into your home. So why not learn how to make your own household cleaners that work and are safer for humans, pets and the environment?

A workshop offered by agents with the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service Carolina Clear program and Richland Countywide Stormwater Consortium can help South Carolina residents learn how to make safe, non-toxic household cleaners and save money. The Cleaning with Care workshop is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center (REC) in Columbia. Attendees will learn how to make an all-purpose cleaner, carpet freshener and laundry detergent.

The cost of the workshop is $12, payable by cash or check. Space is limited and the deadline to register is Feb. 9. To register, contact Karen Jackson at, or 803-865-1216, ext. 116, or Chenille Williams at, or 803-576-2491.

The Clemson Sandhill REC is located at 900 Clemson Road in Columbia. Carolina Clear is a program of Clemson University Public Service Activities.