Keeping your home clean and tidy is essential for any home owner. The chemicals found in some household cleaners can be highly toxic, harmful and not to mention pricey, by making a few small changes day to day it can save you money and make your home more eco-friendly.
There are a variety of natural alternatives available and most are already in our cupboards. These alternatives are safer for us and gentler on our homes, so we’ve taken the hard work out of cleaning with a few helpful tips for natural, greener cleaning in your home.
Against all ammonia
Bleach is a household favourite, tough on dirt but also tough on the materials it cleans. The pollutants and toxins in bleach can irritate eyes and skin and cause respiratory problems, begging the question, why do we still use it? Leave behind the bleach and opt for a more natural approach to cleaning.
Very effective vinegar
You might associate vinegar with an old wives tale but it’s been a really effective cleaner for generations. Mixing white vinegar and water can clean floors, fridges, windows and stains. It’s cheap, effective and unlike other harsh products, can be used on a range of delicate materials.
Love the Lemons
Lemons have long been used to tackle the most difficult of cleaning problems and is still used in many brand leaders today. It’s a long serving, natural alternative with properties allowing for a sparkling clean finish with a refreshing scent.
Dispose of the disposables
A great way to begin your greener cleaning is to use reusable cleaning materials, a range of these eco-friendly renewable products such as mops and a variety of dusting and cleaning materials are available, saving you money and helping the environment by minimising the volume of rubbish in landfill sites.
Look for better brands
If you can’t leave the branded products behind and go au naturale there are still steps you can take towards greener cleaning in your home. Looking for brands with eco-friendly ingredients and that support environmentally friendly initiatives is a step in the right direction.
Employ eco-friendly services
If cleaning’s not your thing but you still care about your environmental footprint, hiring a cleaning service that encourages a more natural approach and kinder products can also lead to greener cleaning in your home.