When we go to the supermarkets we are flooded with endless shelves packed with colourful cleaning products that grab our attention, cleaning products for just about everything and anything.  The cleaning market is telling us that we need a product for dishes, bench tops, floors, tiles, windows, ovens, toilets and more.  Do we really need a separate product for all these types of things?  The answer is NO and by using all these conventional cleaning products, it might be doing more harm than good.  There is now more awareness on natural green cleaning products that does just as well and don’t have any harmful ingredients.

4 Easy Tips Towards Green Gleaning

Switch to natural cleaning products

Demand for green cleaning products are increasing and many cleaning brands are more aware of what the consumers are asking for.  Cleaning solutions that have less of an impact on the environment, our pets, children and our home.  There are now many green cleaning products on the market that are non-toxic, biodegradable and better for the environment.  Switching to eco-friendly cleaning products is one of the simplest things you can do to improve the overall wellbeing in the home.  To make your own all-purpose surface cleaner just mix 240ml white vinegar and ¼ cup bicarbonate of soda into 2 litres of water.

Improve indoor air quality

The indoor air quality is often more polluted that the air outside, this is because the air is recirculated within the building and can trap pollutants.  These can be produced by heating and cooling, cooking, cleaning, smoking, etc.  It is a good idea to open windows and doors often to help flush out poor indoor air quality, furthermore, indoor plants within the home can also help remove organic chemicals from the air and help manage carbon dioxide levels.  So it’s a good excuse to start transforming your indoor space and bring in that vertical garden you always wanted.

Ask for green cleaning

If you are one of those that are too busy to be house cleaning, then look for professional cleaners that have a green cleaning service.  There are many website that allows you to specify the type of service you are looking for and help compare cleaning quotes. Just remember to ask if they use natural green cleaning products.

Dispose of your cleaners properly

Once you have decided to make the switch and never look back, remember not to throw your conventional cleaning products in the garbage.  These products can contain toxic chemicals, if they aren’t safe in the home they should be disposed of carefully otherwise they will end up in landfill.  These chemicals can then end up seeping into our environment and our water ways and into our food resources.  Instead, check your local council for instructions on how to dispose of chemical waste, some councils will operate a chemical waste/hazardous collection day or provide a drop off facility.