We have cleaning products everywhere in our homes, offices and public spaces. These products can be found on countertops, dishes, furniture, floors, clothes, windows, or even in the air. But the sad truth is sometimes in our quest to clean our environment, and we are making things a whole lot worse. Read more on this blog and discover the green cleaning ways to clean your surrounding.
Hello, and welcome to our blog post. As with other posts, we are trying to help you achieve a cleaner environment, which is no different. We hope that you learn a thing or two from this.
Most cleaning products we are accustomed to are the petroleum-based types, and it is no longer news that they come with serious environmental and health implications. There is a better choice that carries little or no health implications, natural methods, and products. These methods have also been known to keep homes clean and fresh without any side effects.
So, what are some of these natural methods and products we can use to clean the environment? They are listed below:
Employing cleaning products that support the green initiative: Since people have increasingly become aware of the fact that the petroleum-based products have some serious environmental and health implications, more brands of healthy green products are hitting the markets. Many of these products are biodegradable, less toxic, and made from non-petroleum (renewable resources). The great thing about these green-based products is that if you cannot afford the packaged ones, there are ways to make your own, and it will still be as effective. For instance, a mixture of baking soda and vinegar can clean almost anything.
Try to avoid poor air quality indoors: Nowadays, people tend to experience poorer air quality indoors than outdoors. This is mostly because of the high presence of toxic materials that are present indoors and not enough ventilation. Always try to keep the enclosed spaces as ventilated as possible to allow clean, fresh air to come in and toxic substances to flow out. This is one of the important rules of cleaning your offices and homes.
Reduce the use of antibacterial cleaners: Some people are so reliant on antibacterial cleaners that they fail to notice that soap and water do the work just as well. These so-called antibacterial cleaners may actually be one of the reasons bacteria survives in some of those environments. So, instead of relying on some of these chemicals to do the work, it would be wiser to stick to soap and water, or better still, more natural cleaning agents.
Use natural methods to improve indoor air quality: You do not need the air fresheners bought in stores to make your homes or offices smell as nice as you want. Simply boiling cloves, cinnamon, and other herbs have been known to give the same results. Also, plants can be used to freshen the air indoors even if some of them do not change the smell. So, try using plants and organic substances to improve air quality and produce nice fragrances indoors.
Try as much as possible to leave toxins outside: Have you ever stopped to imagine what might be under your shoes after walking around for the whole day? All that animal waste, antifreeze, oil, dirt, particulate pollution, etc. It is always safer to leave everything at the door with your shoes, if not for yourself, but for the benefit of the younger ones who spend most of their time on the floors. Most green buildings now incorporate entryway track-off mechanisms and other techniques to maintain a cleaner and greener environment. If there is less dirt, then there will be less cleaning and subsequently less need for chemicals and toxic substances.
Employ the services of green cleaning professionals: If you are too busy to clean your homes and offices, there is good news for you. Some people have specialized in doing those things for you at a little cost. Being professionals, they can guarantee that your homes and offices are sparkling clean with little or no health hazards. So, pick up that phone and call today.
Knowing all these little tips, it is possible to keep your home clean using green initiatives. Green cleaning and its benefits can never be over-emphasized. So, try green cleaning, and you will not regret it.
Recommended books for further reading:
- The Art of Natural Cleaning: Tips and techniques for a chemical-free, sparkling home
- Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home
- Sustainable Home: Practical projects, tips and advice for maintaining a more eco-friendly
- Natural Living Style: Inspirational ideas for a beautiful and sustainable home