Eco-Friendly-Tips-House-CleaningAre you becoming disturbed concerning the effect of your house cleaning on the environment and the health of you and your family?  Well, it's never too late to jump on to the eco-friendly bandwagon.  The fact is, more people and businesses now than ever before are becoming aware of the needs of the environment and are substituting natural choices for potentially toxic substances.  Now is the best possible time to make the switch from using chemical substances in your cleaning routine, to eco-friendly products.

When you give your home a thorough cleaning you feel satisfied, believing that you have scrubbed and vacuumed away all the dirt and bacteria that can harm your family, but if you've used possibly toxic chemicals to do your houses cleaning, then these leave components behind that can present health risks in lots of ways.  Their harshness can damage your skin, they can trigger allergic reactions or asthma attacks.  They might even cause cancer down the road.  So here are some eco-friendly cleaning tips that will not only help the planet stay healthy, but will also be advantageous for you and your loved ones:

Use Natural Products

Some of the natural products that you can use instead of commercial cleaning products are probably already in your home.  For example:  distilled vinegar and baking soda.  Vinegar is excellent for general all purpose cleaning.  Take an empty spray bottle and fill it with a mixture of distilled vinegar and water.  You can use this on cabinets and tiles, and it even works great on glass.  If you dislike the smell of the vinegar, then use a few drops of essential oils and that will take care of the problem.  This will do a fabulous job of getting your house clean plus it's totally safe.  In fact, it works so well that you could even use it to do your exit cleaning for your apartment or rental home.

Another great tip is that instead of using cleanser to clean out your sink, use a paste made from a little water and baking soda. 

The Wonders of Lemon

If you use a lot of lemons in your home, then you'll be pleased to learn that lemon is a fantastic natural cleaner.  It's biodegradable, so it won't harm the environment like regular soap products tend to do, and you'll appreciate its citrusy smell.  And no part of the lemon goes to waste, because even the peel can be used to clean and freshen your home.

The drain of your garbage disposal system can get to smelling pretty unpleasant after it hasn't been cleaned for a while, so put lemon peel through the drain and you'll freshen it right up.  Some people recommend pouring concentrated lemon juice into the drain and then leaving it sit there for a long time works just as well.  But you have to rinse the drain thoroughly with water afterwards.

Another nasty chore can be cleaning the microwave.  This proves especially true if particles of food have become stuck to the inside walls and then were left to harden.  But there's a simple solution.  Place half a lemon in a bowl of water and put it inside the microwave.  Turn the microwave on, and you have instant "lemon steam" guaranteed to soften the food particles so that you can just wipe them off later on.  And of course, the citrus smell is rather pleasant.  Now if you happen to be doing exit cleaning, you've gone a long way towards freshening up the place without having to put all that much effort into it.

The thing about eco-friendly house cleaners is that they can give you even better results than your old chemical based cleaners, plus they're safer for the environment, better for your health, and often easier on your wallet too.

By:  Connie Rosas. Connie Rosas is an expert when it comes to house carpet cleaning kings Brisbane, and also exit cleaning Brisbane, having lived in Australia for the past seven years.  She had spent much of her time doing research on the topic of eco-friendly cleaning, and had been practicing what she preaches by living green for the past decade.