Spotless Floors and More: Green Cleaning

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Cleaning is one area where it's undoubtedly a good idea to go green. You can easily change your cleaning habits to reflect an eco-friendly mindset without sacrificing sanitation. If you want to be more green, consider the following tips about how you clean. Use cleaners that are eco-friendly. It's easy to find cleaners that are non-toxic, made from plant-based substances and are biodegradable. Green cleaners are often derived from plants and contain essential oils like palm kernel or coconut oil. For allergy sufferers or people with sensitive senses, you can find many fragrance free cleaners. You can be assured that these products are non-toxic and won't damage your home. Improve the air in your home. Typical cleaners can emit harsh chemicals and scents that bother your eyes, sinuses or skin. Besides chemicals, you also have to consider the pollen, dust, dust mites and more that are part of your home environment. In many cases, when you add the spray of an air freshener, for example, you're only making the problem worse. A good solution is to use natural air sprays or boil a pot of cinnamon or herbs to spread a healthy, fresh aroma. Baking soda is a very traditional way to eliminate odors in your fridge as well as when you're vacuuming. For filtering your air, consider growing a broad green leaf plant or Peace Lilies indoors. Leave the toxins at the door and don't track them in. It's a real chore to keep floors clean and spotless. Shoes can can so many nasty and toxic substances and carry them into every room in your home. You should puts a mat at each doorway you use to help remove some of the dirt and other things. A more effective way to keep toxins out is to make your family and guests go shoeless in your home. These are only a small sample of the green cleaning ideas for your home. You can also use less antibacterial cleaners or none at all. Warm water and soap often work just as well. If you want to do more green cleaning, there are a number of helpful resources online. There are many simple solutions that you can use in your green lifestyle. If you want to be a green cleaner, remember to be mindful of the ingredients going into the products you buy and of the substances that come into your home. With a little work your home can be green and clean.
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This article was published on 2010/09/30