5 Green Cleaning Tips for Your Household

5 Green Cleaning Tips


Cleaning a home doesn’t need to involve harsh chemicals and toxic sprays. Anyone that is looking to cut back on the unwanted toxins in their own house should keep these five simple green cleaning tips in mind to protect their family and the environment.

5 Green Cleaning Tips 


  • 1. Identify and Replace the Worst Offenders


Just as it is important to look the ingredients in food, taking a good look at the list of ingredients on cleaning products will help you avoid some of the worst offenders when it comes to the environment and your family’s health. Some of the most toxic chemicals to avoid whenever possible include ammonia, chlorine, and petroleum-based polishes.


  • 2. Switch to Vinegar, Lemon Juice, and Baking Soda


These three products can be used to clean almost anything in the home when combined in the correct quantities. Mixing 1 part vinegar to 1 part water is a great way to clean windows without the streaks while a few drops of pure lemon juice in water help to polish up wood furniture and floors.


  • 3. Air Dry When Possible


Washing and drying fabrics often requires the use of a number of chemicals and dryers are some of the biggest energy consumers within homes. Whenever possible, a family should switch to air drying on racks or on a line outdoors. Air drying in the sun gives larger fabric items such as bedspreads a refreshing smell and will often save multiple hours of using a dryer.


  • 4. Professional Appliance Cleaning


Appliances will quickly become filled with food debris and will become a breeding ground for bacteria. Instead of keeping chemical cleaners and de-greasers near children or pets, having the house cleaning services from Maid Brigade or a provider near you come in every few weeks or months is a great way to get these items clean and back to perfect working condition.


  • 5. Bring in Plants


Studies have been carried out by NASA and Pennsylvania that suggest certain plants can be used to clean and purify indoor air. While these tests were originally carried out to determine how plants would survive in space, they have shown that certain plants can pull toxins such as formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) out of the air. The most useful indoor plants include ferns, ivy, aloe vera, and peace lilies.
Switching to green cleaning is good for residents as well as the environment. Taking a little time to switch out toxic products and bring in the professionals will allow you to keep your home free of chemicals, contaminants, allergens, and toxins.


Do you keep green cleaning in mind when you clean your home? 



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15 thoughts on “5 Green Cleaning Tips for Your Household”

  1. Hi Jenn,

    I really liked your post!

    Frow few days i was regularly serching for home cleaning tips so that i can make my home to look always neat and beautiful.The idea of keeping plants inside house is really very nice. Your ideas really made my home beautiful.Keep sharing such ideas. These are really very helpful.

    Thank you so much for such a nice post!

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  2. Great post, these are definitely some awesome tips! Another good idea to consider if you do not have the time to clean your house yourself would be hiring a professional cleaning service. It can certainly give you a lot more free time with your family. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hey Jenn !!

    Amazing post.I really like the content of this blog.Keeping your living space presentable and sanitary can sometimes feel like a daunting task — it seems as if there are always more cleaning projects than time in the day! Day-to-day tidying is a must, not to mention those bigger cleaning projects (such as washing the windows or getting the dust out of the curtains) that must be tackled at least once a year.

    Keep sharing !!
    Warm regards

  4. I love this round-up and can really use some of these tips! I sometimes put off chores, but once I get in the groove, I really enjoy doing them because I know the purpose. I recently discovered homemade cleaning products and I love the Vanilla Scented Tub and Tile Cleaner and all I can say is I’m really impressed with these natural products that’s why I will support the use of these in cleaning my house!

  5. What an amazing post Jenn! I have recently switched to using vinegar, baking soda, and lemon for cleaning at home, and while the results might take a little longer to the surface, I am glad I don’t use those pesky chemical cleaners anymore. Saving my house and the environment feels good!
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