Most people don't think about how the cleanliness (or lack thereof) affects the overall structure and value of their home. The cleanliness of your home really does affect these factors. The way in which you clean your home is also important. Most of us rely upon harsh chemicals to do our cleaning. This is bad. The health of those residing in the house, along with the structure of the home, must be taken into consideration. This is why one of the best home improvement things you can do is switch to green cleaning methods. To get you started in the right direction, we wrote this article.
You do not need ammonia based cleaners for your windows and mirrors. Knowing this information is not what the Windex Corp wants you to know. Any ammonia that gets in your lungs can actually harm them. Do you honestly think having clean windows is worth your health? There are other ways to get clean windows. You can do green cleaning and have sparkling windows. But how? Instead of ammonia, lemon juice with water can actually do the trick. To make this solution, combine 4 tablespoons of lemon juice mixed with half a gallon of water. Mix it extremely well. Pour the mix into a spray bottle and go to town on your windows. It is important to not use paper towels. Wipe the lemon juice off, instead, with a cotton rag. This is much more environmentally en vogue than using paper towels. Your bathroom is probably the worst place to be cleaning with chemical-based cleansers. This is because the bathroom is the hardest room to keep ventilated which means that the chemicals just seep into the walls or hang out in the air. Your cleaning solvents should be baking soda, borax and vinegar, instead of chemical-based cleansers, although using them at different times. Cleaning your bathroom this way will not put anything harmful into the air to accidentally breathe. As long as it doesn't bother you, the bathroom door should be opened a bit, while you are bathing, to release the steam, plus to cut down on mildew, keep the fan running.
Harsh cleaners are not necessary if you have hardwood floors. Olive oil mix with vinegar can make your own cleaner. Now that is a floor you can literally eat off of! The ratio of one ingredient to the other is going to vary depending upon what kind of wood you use in your home.
Wooden furniture will clean up just as well as floors, with this mixture. Once you make the switch to green cleaners, you'll never use harsh chemical cleaners again. It is important that you take away from this article that going green is much more healthy than using toxic chemically based cleansers in your home. Regardless of how much money you have to spend, any home improvement project that you do should begin with cleaning your house. The best kind of cleaning you can do for your health and the structural integrity of your home is green cleaning. Take these tips and start your project now!