Green Cleaning as a Lifestyle

kEEPING YOUR HOME HEALTY

If you are looking to get out from under the chemical fog in your household cleaning, there are some great tips that can help you to get started. Green cleaning is the future and many households are searching for ways to eliminate the harsh chemicals in their homes and replace them with a more natural approach. Here are a few easy tips that will help you to keep your home cleaner and healthier. 

Vinegar for Green Cleaning

You have to have cleaning products, but that doesn’t mean that those products have to be harmful to the environment or your family. Many natural products are very effective. Vinegar is the number one cleaning agent and tops all of the green cleaning lists. Vinegar can be used to remove odors from your laundry, kill germs on your kitchen countertops and it even does windows. Mixing a bit of vinegar with water is a completely natural solution for cleaning windows and mirrors and when you toss in a bit of baking soda you get a great mixture for cleaning greasy pots and pans. You can even add vinegar to laundry to help keep whites whiter and remove smells.

Keep the Dirt out of your home by simply leaving it outside where it belongs. You may not notice the toxins that you bring into your home on the bottom of your shoes every day and if you did, you would certainly not like what you saw. Pollution, animal waste, oils, antifreeze and a host of other toxins are carried into homes on every shoe, without anyone seeing them. These toxins build up in your home and can make cleaning quite a hassle. Instead of battling it, simply take off your shoes at the door. When you stop allowing outdoor shoes indoors, you can effectively remove up to 99 percent of the toxins that are coming inside the house. This also helps you to avoid having to repeatedly mop, sweep and clean because there is less dirt to deal with.

Leave the Boots outside

Probably the best green cleaning tip in the world involves air quality. In order to promote healthier air in your home, you need to allow fresh air indoors. Leaving a window open in just one room in your home, during appropriate weather of course, can eliminate many of the smells in your home and will help to replace air that has toxins with fresh and cleaner air. Instead of spraying chemicals to cover odors, simply open up a window and let the fresh air naturally clean your indoor space. Your home will smell much better and your family will be healthier as well. If you prefer a particular fragrance, look for a natural version. Skip those air fresheners and candles that contain chemicals.  Try boiling a pan of cinnamon and water.  Add cloves or rosemary for a spicier scent. Boiling orange or lemon peels is also a great natural way to give your home a nice fresh fragrance.

If you are completely at a loss for green cleaning, you can easily employ us here at EcoClean Services. If you just do not have the time or the patience, we will do it for you and ensure that everything is healthy, clean and fresh. Call us Today!