Unfortunately, house cleaning is a task that we will continue to do for the rest of our lives. We are all guilty of stocking up on the cheapest products or buying bulk when our favourite one is on sale. However, just because these products are good for our wallet doesn’t mean they are good for our health or the environment.
Did you know these cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can trigger or cause allergies and also leave you with long term health problems? Next time, instead of reaching for your favourite store bought all-purpose spray & antiseptic wipes, consider swapping to one or more of the below Eco & family-friendly cleaning solutions.
Lemons will become your new best friend! Lemons are natures antiseptic and odour control. Due to their high acidic content they can be used in all areas of your home. How you can incorporate lemons into your cleaning routine:
Due to the mildly alkaline nature of baking soda, you can use this product to remove baked on grime, food and rust. Due to baking soda’s absorbent nature using this method on greasy areas will be a walk in the park. Baking soda uses:
The one and only champion of Eco-friendly cleaning! Due to vinegar’s acidity is makes for a great cleaner, dissolving soap scum, streak free glass cleaning and much more.
Here are some of our top vinegar cleaning tips:
Another area of Eco-Cleaning revolves around what you use to wipe and wash surfaces with. Disinfectant wipes can be handy as they are both a cloth and spray in one. However, they overflow land fill (as they are single use) and have harmful chemicals in them. Options for biodegradable wash cloths can be using old face towels, using biodegradable cloths from speciality online stores or for a cheaper option reuse your Chux (wash them in the washing machine after a few washes to clean them before reusing them).
Although mainstream supermarkets don’t have a wide or any Eco-Friendly cleaning product range doesn’t mean they don’t exist! You can purchase family and environmentally friendly products from independent supermarkets, health food stores and online. A quick “Eco-Friendly cleaning products” search will bring up 100s of products that you can get delivered to your door!
Jim’s Cleaning has developed a range of family and environmentally safe products that are used by our professional cleaners on a daily basis. These products are enzyme cleaners, meaning they won’t trigger allergies and won’t damage any surfaces while still providing an excellent clean. You can purchase your Jim’s Cleaning products at Godfreys, in store or online here: Jim’s Cleaning Product Range
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