Tips To A Naturally Clean Home
There is nothing worse than a dirty home, but the chemicals found in cleaning products and around your home, may do more damage then good to you and your family. The best way to reduce the amount of chemicals in your home is to take on a natural cleaning approach. It is easier than you think to achieve a naturally clean home, and the benefits will prove tremendous.
You’ll find that not only will your home look better and feel better, but using products you already have in your home, will ensure your budget feels better too!
Vinegar and Baking Soda
These 2 essentials are must haves for any naturally cleaning home. Not only does vinegar have the power to tackle household germs, but it works really well against stains, grease, and tiny (or large) fingerprints. Mix 1 cup of vinegar with 1 cup water to create the perfect all-purpose cleaner. Other recipes ask to add a teaspoon of castile soap, or any other natural soap, to add more power to it.
Baking Soda is another great product that you more than likely already have in your home. Mix it with water to create a scouring paste that can be used in bathrooms, ovens, appliances and more.
Safer Air Fresheners
If you check the label of any brand name air freshener, you’ll find many ingredients that are not safe to be used around children, pets, or yourself. Using Essential Oils is a great option to freshen up your home without all the harsh chemicals in the air. Essential oils also have the added benefit of being anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and more.
Drop about 10 drops into an oil diffuser, or put about 30 drops of your favorite oil mixed with ½ cup of water in a spray bottle and spray away.
There also plenty of different mixes you can use on your stove to make your home smell perfect. Bring a pot of water to boil, add in apples, oranges, and cinnamon and leave the stove on low to spread the scent throughout your home.
Going through paper towels are not only a huge waste to the environment, but can quickly burn a whole through your budgets. Stocking up on quality microfiber towels to clean with, ensure you have plenty at your disposable. Check out your local grocery store, Sam’s Club, or Costco to get quality towels at a discounted price.
Create Your Own Laundry Detergent
If you spend some time on Pinterest, you’ll find great DIY recipes for laundry detergent. Whether you are looking for a liquid or powder detergent, there are many great options that are safe for your clothes, bodies, and washing machines. You can find a sample of one recipe here: http://www.stepfaniesdesk.com/2013/04/23/easy-diy-laundry-soap-for-the-busy-family/
Take Off Your Shoes
One of the easiest ways you can get your home clean, is to leave the dirt and allergens outside of your home in the first place. Many people do not realize the amount of filth that can be brought into your home just by forgetting to take off your shoes at the door. We wear our shoes all over the places, stepping from one disgusting thing to the next, and then we bring all of that into our kitchen. Create a fun sign to remind people to please take off their shoes at your home.
These are all really simple tips that you can easily implement into your daily life to make your home greener, while giving you the ability to create a naturally clean home.