Great Cleaning Tips For A Greener Home

Cleaning is a necessary evil. If we didn’t spend some time cleaning we’d be knee deep in filth, which isn’t too good for the environment. But, cleaning with toxic chemicals isn’t doing the environment, or us, any favors either. Change the way you clean your home and save money, the environment, and your health.

If you are like most people, there are at least five different cleaning products under your kitchen sink or in the bathroom right now. Each probably has a warning label telling you what will happen if you get it on your skin and eyes. Sort of makes you want to get dressed in a HazMat suit before you scrub the tub.

There is help available for you. With the items you have in your kitchen right now, you could probably manufacture cleaning supplies of your own. Think of it this way – our grandmothers didn’t have fancy aerosol bottles full of chemicals and scrubbing bubbles to keep their house spic-and-span, so why do we? Here are a few tips to help you get your home spotless without breathing toxic air.

Switch sponges for dishcloths.

How long have you used that sponge next to your kitchen sink? Chances are you’ve been using it way too long. Sponges can harbor lots of bacteria and actually be spreading germs on your countertops instead of removing germs. Dishcloths are washed regularly right along with the dishtowels so they get clean more often. Wash your dishcloths with cold water and detergent; the combination will clean and kill germs sufficiently. You may want to add white vinegar as it is widely believed that this helps disinfect without any harmful chemicals.

Create your own cleaning supplies.

A simple solution of vinegar and water can be used in a spray bottle to cut grease on surfaces like your stove and the countertops. Vinegar and water is also a perfect solution to clean floors, windows, and the refrigerator and freezer. To clear a clog in the bathroom drain, use white vinegar and baking soda to break up whatever might be stuck in your drain. Baking soda and fine steel wool can help remove dirt from the grout in the tub and shower, around the sink fixtures, and in other places where crud tends to collect.

Use eco-friendly products.

Many companies are creating their own line of cleaning products that are friendlier for the environment and less toxic to you. They are usually affordable and concentrated so they go a long way. These products are now available in many of the big stores you are familiar with. Although you can go online and find many earth-friendly products that have been around for a long time.

It only takes a few easy steps to get you started on the road to cleaning in a green way. Get rid of all those chemical based cleaners and use something more natural for a deep down clean that is safe for the environment… and you, too.

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