Moving to Boulder soon? Before you move, or right after you move, you will want to clean your new place. You could hire a cleaning company to work on your new home for you, or you could do the tasks yourself and save a lot of money. If you have started to look for cleaning companies, you’ve probably noticed that many of these companies now boast using eco-friendly cleaning products. Why? Because eco-friendly is important to many people — and it’s also a good way for cleaning companies to charge more!
But you don’t have to spend a fortune on new eco products with high price tags in order to clean your place the green way. If you do want to make sure that your home is cleaned with green in mind, here are some top tips to cleaning the eco-friendly way.
Polish Your Wooden Furniture
Most wood polish is made from oil, but the polish that’s sold en masse is often loaded with chemicals. To avoid the harsh fumes and environmental impact, simply mix some olive oil with a bit of lemon juice. The lemon juice will help remove any stains, and the olive oil will nourish the wood providing the moisture that your furniture currently lacks.
Clean Your Floors The Right Way
Have you noticed how many floor polishing products currently line store shelves? It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin! Instead of choosing a product that’s loaded with chemicals and toxic fumes, you can wash floors effectively with a mixture of water and vinegar. Vinegar is a really strong and effective cleaning agent, and it’s a great way to clean your floors while also adding some sparkle. Don’t use vinegar on soft floors like rugs, but use it on wood, tile, and ceramic.
Make that Glass Shine
You don’t need a product like Windex to make your windows shine. All you need is an empty spray bottle that includes a mixture of lemon juice and water. Simply mix the two together, grab a rag, and get to work on any glass surfaces. You’ll be surprised at how quickly your windows and mirrors shine with just a bit of homemade window cleaner!
What You’ll Need
In order to make any of the eco-friendly concoctions listed above, you will need a few empty spray bottles, various rags for different cleaning purposes, a clean mop for floors, and some dry rags to use to wipe up moisture or to use to polish wooden furniture. You will also need some lemons, some vinegar, and a few other household items — stuff that you probably already have in your home anyway! There are a lot of excellent green cleaning tips that can be found online too, so do your homework and find cheaper ways to clean while also going green — no cleaning company required!
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