These days a lot of people are talking about “going green.” Going green isn’t just beneficial because it helps the earth; rather, transitioning to using great and natural products can be better for your family’s overall health. Sadly, many commercial cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that aren’t so great to breathe in. If you want to have a greener and more all-natural home cleaning routine, then follow these tips.
Ditch Harsh Carpet Cleaners
Commercial carpet cleaners can be some of the worst offenders when it comes to toxic chemicals. The worst part about chemical-heavy carpet cleaners is that pets and children, both known to frolic on the rug, can get close to those nasty chemicals. If you’re going to pay to have your carpets professionally cleaned, work with a company that only uses eco-friendly cleaning products, such as Green Choice Carpet Cleaning.
Use DIY Cleaning Products
Going green doesn’t just save the planet and your health. Indeed, it can also be great for your pocketbook. Instead of purchasing a chemical-heavy cleaning product at the drugstore, try making your own concoction. For example, you can ditch the bleach spray in your bathroom and instead use a mixture of vinegar, water and dish soap. It’ll kill bacteria and make your bathroom sparkling clean without compromising your health or the health of the planet.
Reduce Paper Waste
Paper towels may be convenient, but they’re not great for the earth. Plus, buying paper towels can really start to add up. Instead of using paper towels when you clean, try using cloth rags. You can either purchase rags from the store or you can be extra green and create your own rags by cutting up old linens and clothes.
Deodorize With Oils
Scented candles and deodorizing sprays are full of chemicals. Instead of using them to deodorize and add fragrance to your home, try burning some all-natural essential oils in an oil diffuser. Not only will this make your home smell wonderful, but certain oils like tea tree can actually eliminate airborne bacteria.
You don’t need to rely on harsh chemicals to get your home sparkling clean. Instead, use these techniques to clean your home the green way. Remember, green living isn’t just for hippies. It’s for anyone who wants to take care of themselves and the planet. Your house will be clean without doing any damage to you or the earth.
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