Green cleaning products are all the rage now as more and more people consider the negative environmental impact of their traditional cleaning products.
It’s good to know that you can use green products that are just as effective as their petroleum-based, toxic predecessors. What follows is a list of 4 ways to make your cleaning green.
- Use Green
- Carpet Deodourizing
- Clean Air
- Dispose Properly
One of the best ways to make your cleaning green is to use green cleaning products that are safe for the environment. You can scarcely go into a grocery store and not find a wide range of green products that share shelf space with popular, traditional brands that are not considered environmentally friendly.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you can actually create your own green cleaning products by using common things that you may have in your home already. For instance, you can use vinegar and baking soda to clean just about any area of your home. If you mix either vinegar or baking soda with water, you will then have a great solution for your cleaning needs at home.
If you’ve ever wanted to get rid of odour in your carpet, you can sprinkle some baking soda, which will absorb the odours, and then vacuum it all up. So there’s no need to buy expensive products designed to deodourize your carpet. Sometimes cheaper is better — and this is certainly one of those situations.
You don’t need to buy air fresheners at your local store to clean the air in your home. Instead, try this: put on a pot of clean water, add cinnamon, herbs of your choice and cloves, and bring to a boil. You’ll end up with a beautiful aroma at a fraction of the cost of the expensive air fresheners in your supermarket. You can also use plants, particularly the broad-green leaf variety, to help improve the air quality in your residence.
When getting rid of traditional cleaning products, you need to dispose of them properly because pouring them in the toilet or dumping them in the landfill isn’t the most environmentally friendly thing to do. Instead, you need to find out where you can bring these types of products in your city or municipality for safe disposal.
You can definitely go green with your cleaning routine – all without sacrificing functionality. So if you haven’t taken the plunge yet, give it a try and see how easy it is to be green.