Green Cleaning: Simple and Effective

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Switching to green cleaning products is easy and incredibly beneficial for you and the environment. There are a number of clean cleaning steps that you can take that are easy. If you want to be healthy, clean and green, try out some of the ideas below.

Start using green cleaners. It's easy to find cleaners that are non-toxic, made from plant-based substances and are biodegradable. Most eco-friendly cleaners contain one or more plant-based essential oils. If you like soothing scents you can find green products with natural fragrances. Since these substances come from nature you know they won't damage your family or home.

Improve your home's air. The fact that many cleaners have warnings about skin contact is a testament to the potency of many of the chemicals you are letting into your air. Another airborne pollutant is the many allergens like dust and dander that linger in the air. Typical air fresheners like sprays and candles can sometimes make problems worse. The good news is that there are many natural air fresheners that can be bought in stores. Baking soda is also an effective odor-eliminator for refrigerators as well as on carpets when vacuuming. For filtering your air, consider growing a broad green leaf plant or Peace Lilies indoors.

Keep your floors thoroughly clean. It's often most difficult to keep your floors clean. For all the dirt you see on your floors there are also many unseen toxins brought inside on your shoes. You should puts a mat at each doorway you use to help remove some of the dirt and other things. An even better way to alleviate the problem is to institute a no-shoe policy indoors.

There are many other green cleaning tips that can make a big difference in your home and for your health. For one thing, remember to dispose of any toxic cleaners properly to avoid polluting the ground or water. If you want to do more green cleaning, there are a number of helpful resources online.

It's your choice of how eco-friendly you want to live, but it's all beneficial and easy to find and understand. Green cleaning begins with knowing what substances are being brought into your home. It's easy to start being better to yourself, your home and the environment.

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