What if I told you that Toxic cleaning products can be replaced with a little vinegar and
Cleaning products are ubiquitous in our lives as we combat filth and germs on a daily basis. We clean our clothing, dishes, counters, furniture, windows, and so on, but we may be damaging the environment in the process.
Many of the traditional cleaning solutions we grew up with are petroleum-based, which have not only environmental but also health concerns. There are, however, a plethora of ecologically friendly cleaning products and ways available to keep your home clean without the toxic side effects.
Here are some of our favorite "green" cleaning ideas:
Make use of eco-friendly items. On the shelves are various green cleaning solutions that are non-toxic, biodegradable, and/or made from renewable resources rather than petroleum. Vinegar and baking soda can be used to clean practically anything if you want to do things yourself. Add some warm water to either of these and you've got yourself an all-purpose cleaner!
Antibacterial cleansers should be avoided. Many people believe that antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaners are better than soap and water, however this is not true. In fact, these cleaners are more likely to develop "super germs," or bacteria that survive the chemicals and pass on resistance to their progeny. Antibacterial soaps and hand cleansers, according to the FDA, are no better than plain soap and water and should be avoided.
Baking soda can be used. This household product not only eliminates strange odors from your refrigerator, but it also eliminates odors from your carpet!
Avoid using air fresheners from the store. To give your house a nice smell, try simmering cinnamon, cloves, or other herbs. Plants can also help to purify indoor air without causing harm to the environment.
Make use of a green cleaning service. For those of you who prefer not to clean your own home, green cleaning services are now available to clean without leaving an environmental stain!
Maintain a close eye on your dry cleaners. Dry cleaners are the most common consumers of perc, an industrial solvent that is harmful to humans and causes smog. Instead, look for cleaners who utilize environmentally friendly procedures.
Keep an eye on what you toss away. When it's time to replace your cleaning supplies, don't toss out the old ones. They won't be excellent for the sewer or landfill if they're too hazardous for your home. To avoid this, many municipalities host toxic recycling days where they will collect all of your unwanted items
Cleaning using green goods is not only healthier for the environment, but it is also better for your health and often less expensive than using typical cleaning products. Contact Hinsley Cleaning for a thorough eco-friendly cleaning in your office!