Eco-Friendly Ways to Clean Your Home

The popular cleaning solutions that we are all familiar with are full of toxic chemicals and fumes that are pretty bad for the environment. Yes, these popular products do get the job done when it comes to cleaning and sanitizing your home, but at the cost of releasing toxins into the air, you breathe. As the days go on, more and more people are trying to protect our home planet. If you fit into that category, we’ve got great news for you! We have compiled a few cleaning ways that you can use to become more eco-friendly to Earth. Most will chalk up the cost of being eco-friendly as way more expensive than the generic cleaning supplies we’ve come to use every day – truth be told, that isn’t always the case. See what we mean with our recommendations below.   


Reusable Cloths  

A great way to limit your eco-footprint is your usages of paper products. Reusable paper towels and clothes are an easy way to start your journey to eco-friendly cleaning. When it comes to paper towels, there are a few options that include the ability to roll them up on a roll like most paper towels are when you buy them at the store. This allows for easy access when you need to clean up the kitchen or clean up a spill quickly. You can even craft your own by cutting up your existing towels, try to stick to organic cotton for better elimination of germs while steering away from fabrics that can be bad for the environment. 


Natural Cleaning  

Did you know that lemon is a great natural cleaning product due to its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities? Simply rub a slice of lemon on a cutting board to remove germs or placing lemon peels in a jar with vinegar for a few days to result in a powerful all-around cleaner. Another cleaning tip is to dip lemon halves into a bit of salt to help scrub copper pots and pans to give them back their original shine! When people mention using vinegar in their cleaning regime, they are only speaking about a singular type of vinegar; simple white vinegar. Plain white vinegar has antibacterial properties, diluted white vinegar is a powerful stain remover, and a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar can help those windows shine! 


Baking Soda Can Do What? 

Baking soda is great to use if you are needing to spruce up the scent around your home, especially in the carpet fibers. Sprinkle the powder on, let it sit, vacuum it up and those nasty odors are trapped and no longer lingering in your home. Mix your baking soda with a little bit of water for a quick oven-cleaning paste that you let sit overnight to scrap off all the collected gunk. In need of a better toilet bowl cleaner? Mix your trusted white vinegar with some baking soda to do just that!   

RCH Professional Cleaning specializes in thorough cleaning services for homes. If you have any questions or would like to know more about cleaning your home, contact RCH Cleaning or call 417-763-8365 for more information! 

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