Our Earth is our home even more than our houses are. We want to take care of our house by cleaning it, but that doesn’t have to mean destroying the ecosystem with harsh chemicals. Here are ten great cleaning tips to get your home clean without hurting the environment.
#1: The Power of Steam
There’s nothing more wonderfully natural than water to clean your home. Using water to steam clean your floors, and grout is a great way to clean and disinfect your home without using any harsh chemicals. Invest in a floor steamer, or a steam cleaner and the Earth will thank you.
For added cleaning power and a fresh scent, add some eucalyptus oil to the water.
White vinegar is non-toxic and a mild disinfectant, therefore it is ideal for all your cleaning needs. It cleans glass beautifully, and it is safe to use on all non-porous hard surfaces. This cleaner is perfect for cleaning your bathroom tile, and grout, as well as your kitchen and food handling, surfaces.
Cleaning with white vinegar means you are not at risk of harming the environment, and your family is safe from exposure to harsh toxins.
Lemons are completely safe to use around your home without risking any damage to the environment. Mix a few drops of lemon oil to warm water and use it to dust furniture for a glossy shine.
With just half a lemon and coarse salt, you can deep clean your wooden cutting boards.
#4 Rubbing Alcohol
Rubbing alcohol is a great, natural disinfectant and is ideal for hard surfaces. Use it on chrome to shine to brilliance. Disinfect countertops, toilets, tubs, and more. Rubbing alcohol evaporates quickly and leaves no residue on your hard surfaces.
#5 Baking Soda
Baking soda is an entirely natural product that removes stains, polishes surfaces, and eliminates odors. Sprinkle it into your carpet before you vacuum to freshen rooms. Use it with water on stained walls to remove smudgy handprints and grease stains. Add it to your laundry to help break up stains, remove odors, and brighten clothes. Baking soda is a miracle cleaner that can be used anywhere and it is perfectly harmless to your kids, pets, and ecosystem.
Toothpaste is great for getting water marks off your wood surfaces. Simply rub toothpaste on the mark and wipe away. Toothpaste also works miracles on your piano keys, and chrome, and has the power to remove crayon from walls.
#7 Liquid Castille Soap
Liquid Castile soap is a natural soap with grease cutting superpowers. Use it on your greasy stovetop and hood to cut through built-up grease.
Borax is a fantastic natural alternative cleaner. It effectively kills mold and fungus while softening water so it makes a wonderful toilet cleaner, and can remove odors from your dishwasher.
#9 Hydrogen Peroxide
This natural wonder disinfectant is perfect for cleaning your fridge, countertops, and disinfecting your cutting boards. It’s safe and effective.
#10 Orange Oil
Orange oil is a fantastic natural fighter of all things sticky. Use it to remove glue, gum, and goo from both hard surfaces and textiles safely.
Eco-friendly cleaning can be efficient and safe for your home and lifestyle. These ten simple solutions can free you from the unknown side-effects of harsh chemicals and can brighten, and freshen your house without hurting the Earth. Simple changes can make a huge difference for the environment, and the future of the Earth’s health.