You don’t have to spend a lot of money for cleaning products that only poison the waters. You can go for the more natural methods and processes, which are far cheaper, more effective, and definitely way safer.
Here are some brilliant ideas:
1. Use lemon and baking soda when you need to wipe out stains in your kitchen tiles and countertops. If you find lemon quite expensive, opt for white vinegar. Both almost have the same effect.
2. Rub lemon in your cutting board. This ensures that any fat or grease on the board will be efficiently removed; at the same time, your board is neutralised and disinfected. Besides, lemon leaves a very vibrant aroma into your kitchen.
3. Make a compost heap on fruits and vegetable peels. Fruits and vegetables, including peels, can still be a great source of nutrients for the soil. In turn, they can help promote the growth of healthy plants. These days, it doesn’t matter if you have a very limited space. Gardening has evolved; you can go vertical or choose hydroponics.
4. Throw garbage in biodegradable bin liners. Yes, we already have biodegradable plastics. As their name suggests, the plastic will disintegrate in a significantly faster rate than traditional plastics, which take hundreds years.
5. Properly classify your waste. You’ll be surprised how many things you’ve thrown. Besides, doing this gives you an opportunity to recycle or reuse some of them, thereby reducing rubbish. It may be small contribution but a help nonetheless at your end. Talking about rubbish, you can sprinkle baking soda or squeeze in lemon among the pile to remove the unwanted smell.
6. Use water and mild soap. The truth is a lot of stains don’t need harsh cleaning agents. In fact, the Environmental Working Group in Canada suggests using the essentials when cleaning your home—that is, soap and water. They are the most fundamental.
7. Make use of a steam cleaner. A steam cleaner is an equipment that gives off steam. The heat produced is the one that slowly and gently lifts off the dirt so you can now remove it with great ease. As you can digest from its name, steam cleaners utilise water, and oftentimes that’s already enough to do the job.
8. Look for a good vacuum cleaner. Vacuum cleaners these days are available in all forms and sizes. Regardless, pick one that comes with a HEPA filter. This type of filter has very small holes that can trap equally small dust and dirt. Thus, dust doesn’t go back to the atmosphere every time you vacuum, remove the bag, or clean the dust bin.
9. Choose green domestic cleaners. If you need assistance in maintaining your home, all you have to do is to call a domestic cleaning company preferably one that operates very near you. The best ones are those that hold green certifications. They don’t come cheap, so you’ll know they’re dead serious with their business. Being environment friendly extends not only to the products they use but also to their processes, such as waste management.