5 Green Cleaning Tips for Your Eco-Friendly Home
At Blue Flame, we strive for eco-friendly excellence when it comes to our HVAC services. We believe everyone has a responsibility to help protect the environment, and it is our pleasure to encourage our customers to embrace greener living!
While it’s difficult to live a completely zero waste lifestyle, there are lots of small changes you can make around the house to become more eco-friendly. One of simplest and cheapest ways is to eliminate harmful cleaning products from your home.
Are you interested in green cleaning, but you aren’t quite sure where to start? Here are five green cleaning tips for your eco-friendly home from our team at Blue Flame.
1. Assemble your ingredients.
You don’t have to rely on dangerous cleaning solutions that are often made with harmful carcinogens. You can easily clean the toughest surfaces with products you already have in your home or that you can buy cheaply at your local grocery store. Here are some of the best natural cleaners:
- Baking Soda – It’s great for hard scrubbing or long soaking.
- White Vinegar – It disinfects and helps to loosen up dirt.
- Lemon Juice – It can disinfect, and even cut through grease!
- Olive Oil – It works as an excellent wood polish.
- Borax – Traditionally used for laundry, it can deodorize and disinfect. It even helps to repel bugs!
2. Reduce paper products.
One of the biggest impacts you can make on the environment is contributing less waste. Replace your paper towels with washcloths or microfiber rags. Throw your used rags in the washing machine for a quick rinse when you’re done cleaning. You might be amazed how much money you’ll save on paper products just by doing one extra load of laundry.
3. Wipe down windows.
You can guiltlessly toss your Windex in the trash. Try wiping down windows and mirrors with a simple mixture of lemon juice and water. You can get an empty plastic spray bottle to spritz the mixture directly onto the smooth surfaces. Wipe them off with your microfiber rag and marvel.
4. Polish your furniture.
Traditional furniture polish is one of the worst offenders when it comes to toxic products. Their chemicals are bad for your body and for the environment. You can make your own wood polish by simply mixing two parts olive oil with one part lemon juice. Your home will smell lovely and your furniture will shine.
5. Scrub your kitchen.
Using pure baking soda or a water and baking soda paste, you can clean almost any surface in your kitchen. Coat your oven with baking soda paste, then spray it with vinegar so it will foam. Let it soak overnight (or at least for one hour). Wipe your oven clean with a cloth.
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We hope these green cleaning ideas help you make your home a friendly place for the planet. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint by upgrading to energy efficient HVAC technology, call our team at Blue Flame!
At Blue Flame, we are committed to an exceptional and eco-friendly experience every time you use our heating, air conditioning, and electrical services. Call us at (206) 388-5667 and speak to a member of our team.