Green House Cleaning Tips
Seattle,WA – 2013
As a responsible homeowner, one of the things you shouldn’t forget is to keep your house clean and tidy all the time, and not just when visitors are coming. It is said that how you maintain your home reflects the type of person you really are. This may be too judgmental but it does make sense. Your home is an extension of your person, and so you should always keep it clean and in order.
Today, however, house cleaning is not just about getting the most expensive cleaning materials and wiping pieces of furniture clean. The goal is not just to keep your house tidy but also to keep the surrounding area healthy. For instance, you could wipe away dust and dirt on your shelves, window frames and tables, but if you use cleaning agents with toxic ingredients, you are actually releasing harmful materials into the air and making things worse inside your home than they originally were. You should exchange harmless dust on your table top with harmful chemicals in the air you breathe anytime.
Today, it is time to mind what’s inside the products we use and make sure we won’t unknowingly harm ourselves and the people we love. Using only eco-friendly cleaning products and being mindful of nature is called “green cleaning”. Being “green” in today’s lingo means to be eco-friendly and conscious of Mother Nature’s state.
Below are a few green house cleaning tips to make sure you are not doing your family more harm than good. One, check the product labels. This is one of the easiest steps to become mindful of nature. In the past decades, manufacturers were completely oblivious of the fact that their products released harmful materials into the air. All that mattered was to make products that sold well and the best cleaning products always needed to have toxic chemicals in them.
More and more people are discovering today, however, that we don’t need chemicals to keep our homes beautiful.
Two, make your own cleaning products using common household items; vinegar, for instance. A number of studies prove that white vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties, making white vinegar perfect in cleaning and disinfecting your toilet. Try mixing baking soda and white vinegar to produce an effective but eco-friendly toilet and bathroom cleanser.
People have also tried using hydrogen peroxide to replace harmful bleaching products. Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful bleaching, disinfecting and stain-removing agent. Others have tried lemon juice and have produced the same cleaning effect.
Some more household materials you can use for cleaning are olive oil, fresh club soda, cornmeal, essential oils, and warm water. Not only can these materials clean and disinfect, they can also leave your house smelling good.
Three, prevention is better than cure. This also applies in house cleaning. It is best to regularly clean portions of your house before dust, molds and bacteria could accumulate. If you do this regularly, you would only need to use a broom and pieces of rag. Also, try to avoid using the vacuum cleaner more often that you need to. It does produce much noise pollution and uses carbon-based energy.
And as always, if you just don’t have time to clean green for yourself, give GreenGlove Cleaning a call, and we’ll take care of the cleaning so you can relax and enjoy your home.