Cleaning is one of the necessary chores that you need to do. We would be knee deep in dirt if we don’t spend some time cleaning, which isn’t overly good with the environment. However, cleaning with toxic chemical substances isn’t doing the surroundings, or us, any favors either. Save money, the environment, and your health by changing the way you clean your home.
Most households have at least five different cleaning products under their kitchen sink or in their bathroom. Each product may have a warning label that tells you what might happen if you accidentally get it on your skin and eyes, which causes you to overreact and dress in a fully covered suit before you go and do some cleaning.
There are other options that might be able to help you out. You could probably produce more of your own cleaning supplies with the things that are now present in your kitchen. Our grandmothers didn’t need loads of fancy bottles full of chemicals and scrubbing bubbles to keep their house clean, so why should we? Here are some tips to help you get your house clean without breathing toxic air.
1. Use dishcloths instead of sponges. Instead of removing germs, sponges can get lots of bacteria and actually spread germs on your countertops the longer you use them. Dishcloths are washed regularly along with dishtowels so they get clean more often. It will clean and kill germs sufficiently if you wash your cloths with cold water and detergent. You can also add white vinegar as it helps to disinfect without harmful chemicals.
2. Produce your own cleaning supplies. A simple mixture of vinegar and water can do some magic tricks in cleaning your house. It can be used to cut grease on surfaces such as stove and countertops. It is also an excellent solution to clean floors, windows, and the refrigerator and freezer. You can also use vinegar with baking soda. This will help you dissolve whatever that might be stuck in your bathroom drain. Also, baking soda and fine steel wool can help out in eliminating dirt from the grout in the tub and shower, around the sink fixtures, and other places where crud tends to collect.
3. Use eco-friendly products. Many companies create their own line of cleaning products that are environmentally friendly and with less toxic chemicals. They are usually reasonably priced and concentrated so they go a long way and are available in many of the big department stores, and even online.
Going green in cleaning is simple. Throw all those chemical based cleaners and use more natural resources. Start now and live a safe and healthier environment.
Top Green Cleaning provides commercial and residential natural “green” cleaning services in Phoenix, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Queen Creek, Arizona.