Natural Cleaning Tips
Great Cleaning Tips That are Environmentally Sound
If you’re looking for ways to green clean your home, cultivate a safer, healthier home environment, and save money, then you’ve come to the right place! Here are some great natural cleaning tips in your quest to keeping your home to environmentally friendly and clean:
- Make your own cleaning products: Many common cleaning problems can be solved with natural cleaning products you can make using safe ingredients like baking soda, salt, and vinegar. Check out our recipes for natural all purpose cleaners, carpet deodorizers, drain cleaners, mold and mildew removers, oven cleaners, moth ball alternatives, tile and tub cleaners, and window cleaners.
- Buy natural cleaning products: We’ve got recommendations for kitchen, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and more in this cleaning section.
- Stay away from bleach: Chlorine bleach (hydrochloric acid) is highly toxic and very environmentally-unfriendly so you should try to get it out of your home if at all possible. You can disinfect and whiten fabrics and surfaces in your home with bleach alternatives like hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice.
- Maintain wood without toxins: Whether it’s hardwood floors or wooden furniture, there are eco-friendly ways to maintain the wood so that it stays beautiful and function for many years to come using natural furniture polish and nontoxic wood floor cleaners.
- Remove stains naturally: We’ve got recipes and tips for removing stains from carpeting and fabrics, including blood stains, grease stains, ink stains, lipstick stains, red wine stains, and rust stains.
- Maintain good indoor air quality: With regular vacuuming (use a green vacuum!), dusting, and other green cleaning techniques, and staying away from toxic cleaning products, you’ll be able to protect your indoor air quality from becoming polluted and contributing to health problems like allergies, headaches, and asthma.
Now that you’ve got a handle on the most important and easiest things you can do to green your cleaning, you can create that nontoxic home you’ve been hoping for. Spread the word, and the whole world will be a little greener, too.