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The Foolproof Way To Green Clean Your House Without Losing Your Mind
There are many commercial cleaning products available to us today. Unfortunately, they are often filled with toxic chemicals, packaged in unnecessary amounts of plastic and generally very polluting to our health and environment. YIKES!
But you CAN have a sanitary and clean home if you follow 5 easy green cleaning steps.
In this post, I’ll share with you which green cleaning ingredients and natural cleaning recipes I make myself, as well the eco-friendly tools I use and other handy tips that make cleaning your home a breeze!
Why Green Clean Your Home?
Many of the ingredients used in store-bought cleaning products have been found to be carcinogenic, endocrine disruptors and even trigger asthma, allergies, and skin irritations to name just a few.
On top of that, a lot of the ingredients in these products are very harmful to our planet. After we use them they end up down our drains and into our ocean causing harm to our ecosystem including marine animals and other wildlife.
So what better way to counteract that than by making your own effective home-made cleaning products!
Cleaning your house naturally is not any more difficult than cleaning it with harsh chemicals. It improves indoor air quality and is much safer, especially if you have pets or children running around.
5 Steps To Green Cleaning Your Home
Foolproof Green Cleaning Step 1:
Read The Beginners Guide
If you haven’t yet, read my Guide to Green Cleaning for Busy Beginners, where I explain everything you need to know about green cleaning.
Foolproof Green Cleaning Step 2:
You’ll Need Green Cleaning Ingredients
Switching to homemade DIY cleaners might sound like a hassle, but it’s very simple if you have the correct information! You’ll need cleaning products that are both effective and have been reviewed for safety and environmental impact.
You’ll need these green cleaning ingredients to start making your own healthy cleaning products. They are easy to come by, last a long time and are incredibly versatile. You might even have a few lying around your house already!
Foolproof Green Cleaning Step 3:
Make Simple Yet Effective Natural Cleaners
Anyone who has ever looked online or tried making their own natural cleaners knows how many DIY recipes there are. These range from super effective to absolutely disastrous and leave many people wasting time, ingredients and end up with gunk on the floor…
Most green cleaners fail because they use the wrong ingredients for the task or the wrong combinations. Some mixtures combine ingredients that neutralize their cleaning effect while others create chemicals reactions that make an even bigger mess or become dangerous.
To Green Clean Effectively You Need To Know:
- Which ingredients are safe and eco-friendly
- How to use cleaning ingredients
- Which ingredient combinations to NEVER mix
- Which cleaning combinations are effective
Grab the safe and eco-friendly green cleaning recipes in my free Ebook: green cleaning for beginners.
Foolproof Green Cleaning Step 4:
Use These Green Cleaning Tools
If you’re anything like me you love a clean home but you wouldn’t exactly consider cleaning a hobby. There are ways to simplify your cleaning routine without compromising on cleanliness.
After a lot of research, I’ve found some of the best green cleaning tools that are highly effective, save me money and a lot of time!
Choosing certain cleaning tools is also an opportunity to minimize the amount of plastic we use on a daily basis and reduce the harmful effects we have on our environment.
Foolproof Green Cleaning Step 5:
Grab This Ultimate Green Cleaning Checklist
Personally, it helps me to have a list of all the things I need to tackle to clean my home. I’ve put together an efficient list that I go through when I’m crazy busy in my Green Cleaning Checklist.
Will You Try Green Cleaning? Do You Have Any Tips?
I’m always learning and would love to hear from you. So if you have any great tips or products to share, do let me know in the comments below!
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Katelyn has a Masters degree in Nutrition & Health Sciences. She helps people find easy ways to live a healthy life. She loves everything related to nutrition, health, nature, travel, and personal development. She is also Carol’s right hand at Soul Essentials.