Among all the things going green, cleaning is definitely one of the best for you and the environment. You don't even have to sacrifice a thorough clean just because you're cleaning with gentler products. 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. Plant-based green cleaners usually have pleasant, natural oils like coconut or palm kernel. Cleaners that are pH-neutral are just some of the many other options. You can be assured that these products are non-toxic and won't damage your home. Improve your home's air. The chemicals in many cleaners can damage your skin or senses. This does not even take into account the natural pollutants that travel freely through the air. Typical air freshening methods can sometimes do more harm than good. There are many spray fresheners that can replace your aerosol cans or for another fragrant options use spices or herbs to freshen a room. Baking soda is a very good option. Sprinkle it on carpet as you vacuum to create a very fresh, crisp smell. Plants like Peace Lilies or others with broad green leaves are great for filtering air even though they don't necessarily freshen it. Keep toxic substances off your floors and out of your home. It's a real chore to keep floors clean and spotless. You may not even realize the number of chemicals and unhealthy substances that can be tracked into a home. Sturdy doormats can help scrub away the worst offenders. A more effective way to keep toxins out is to make your family and guests go shoeless in your home. There are numerous other ways that you can go green at home.
Using soap and water rather than antibacterial cleaners is one way to stay healthy. Seek out some green websites and articles if you want to learn more. By taking a few simple steps you can begin to live a greener lifestyle. It's up to you how green to make it. By limiting the bad substances that enter your home and cleaning with the good ones, you're making your home a better environment. With a little work your home can be green and clean.