Are you using eco-friendly cleaning products in your home? Here’s a list of seven eco-friendly house cleaning tips.
According to an article at angieslist.com, “Green Cleaning”
“What about green cleaning?
If you’re concerned about climate change, resource depletion and recycling, consider these environmentally-friendly tips for cleaning your home.
Reuse and recycle instead of throwing away
Whenever you consider throwing something away, make it a practice to try and find another use for it. Instead of using paper towels, try rags that can easily be laundered and used again. Instead of throw-away floor cleaning pads, consider using equipment that makes use of steam and pads.
Since steaming tools use water to help with the cleaning process, they tend to be healthier for the environment than many toxic-laced commercial products. Also, weigh whether the use of recycled products may be more environmentally friendly than taking up the resources you would use for laundering.
How to make your own cleaning products?
Rather than purchasing products with hazardous ingredients, try making natural cleaning products using these tips.
- Green Tip 1: Use a lemon juice and water mix to clean glass and mirrors. An old T-shirt torn to make rags can work well to clean those messy glass table tops without leaving streaks.
- Green Tip 2: Mix lemon juice and olive oil to make a great smelling furniture polish.
- Green Tip 3: Make a paste of salt, vinegar and flour to polish metal surfaces.
- Green Tip 4: Throwing a handful of salt into a wood-burning fireplace can help loosen up the soot buildup.
- Green Tip 5: Use vinegar and water on bare floors to leave them fresh.
- Green Tip 6: Use vinegar and baking soda to clean out clogged pipes and drains, or to deodorize your kitchen sink.
- Green Tip 7: Use lemon juice and hot water to remove foul smells from your garbage disposal.”To read the entire article click here.