Green Cleaning: Help The Environment From Home

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If you'd like to be more environmentally friendly, changing the way you clean is one of the easiest things to do. 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 green cleaning products. Most cleaning solutions are petroleum-based. Instead buy products made from renewable, non-toxic resources. Substances like coconut oil can be used in many green cleaning products. For allergy sufferers or people with sensitive senses, you can find many fragrance free cleaners. You know that these natural cleaners won't harm you or damage your home's surfaces.

Improve your homes 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. Spraying cans of air freshener simply adds to the chemical problem. Instead of aerosol cans, consider other spray cleaners that are gentler and more environmentally friendly. Besides using it in your fridge, you could sprinkle a bit of baking soda on your carpet before vacuuming to create a fresh scent. For filtering your air, consider growing a broad green leaf plant or Peace Lilies indoors.

Clean floors mean less harmful chemicals indoors. In homes with a lot of foot traffic, it's hard to keep floors clean for long. The toxins and pollutants that can be tracked on the bottom of shoes can create an unhealthy environment as well as making a mess. 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.

These are only a small sample of the green cleaning ideas for your home. 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.

By taking a few simple steps you can begin to live a greener lifestyle. It's up to you how green to make it. The key to green cleaning is to know what substances are coming into your home. If you want a better environment for your home, it's an easy thing to start.
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This article was published on 2011/01/23