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Eco-friendly ways to clean your house

Choosing to use-eco friendly cleaning supplies can be one of the best things you can do for your health. Indoor pollution is largely caused by volatile compounds that evaporates from decorating and cleaning supplies. One of the biggest misconceptions about cleaning is that you have to use strong chemicals to clean your house.

Eco-friendly cleaning

When you first start to clean, open up all windows and let those harmful pollutants out of your house. Many people use harmful products such as air fresheners and fragrance cleaning products to give their house a fresh scent, however, go natural and use flowers or roses to give your house a fresh smell.

Remove toxic products

Removing toxic products from your home is another way you can get into the habit of cleaning with non toxic solutions. Almost everybody has a drawer full of poisons in their kitchens and bathrooms and many people don't know that small amounts of these harmful chemicals can drift or leak out bottles and spray cans. Poisonous household products are one of the highest threats to the health of children.

Dispose of hazardous waste

Hazardous materials such as grease and oil should not be poured down the drain because it can cause serious pollution problems. If you don't pour toxic waste down your drain, it will be fewer materials reaching landfills and it will decrease waste in our water streams.

Don't use strong chemicals

Items such as baking soda, white vinegar and lemons are great for cleaning your house. White vinegar is an all-purpose cleaner that has mild acid that's strong enough to clean grease, kill mold, bacteria and germs. White vinegar is gentle enough to use in your home.

Lemons can be used to give your cleaning solutions a fresh scent and it can be used to clean your kitchen sink. Lemons provide antibacterial and antiseptic properties that are ideal for cleaning. You can also pour lemon juice through your garbage disposal for a fresh, clean fragrance.

Baking soda is commonly used for baking cakes, however, baking soda can be used as a cleaning solution. Baking soda cleans, deodorizes, softens water, and it can be used to scrub surfaces. Avoid clogged drains by running hot water mixed with baking soda down your drain.

Clean windows can make your house look elegant. You can make your own window cleaner by mixing rubbing alcohol with one tablespoon of white vinegar, a cup of water and some lemon juice. After you make your solution, use newspaper to clean your windows to give them a sparkle.

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