Spring cleaning tips using non-toxic chemicals.
Spring cleaning is a great way to get your house back in order and feel like a new person.
But what if you don't want to use toxic chemicals when you're cleaning?
We've got some tips for you!
First, let's talk about the different types of non-toxic cleaners:
- Baking soda: This is a great one for getting rid of odors, but it doesn't work very well for stains. Just sprinkle some on any old stain and leave it overnight before vacuuming off in the morning.
- White vinegar: Vinegar can be used to clean most surfaces in your home, including sinks and toilets. You can also use it as a rinse aid in your dishwasher! Just add 1 cup of vinegar to the bottom rack of your dishwasher before starting it up.
Castile soap: This is a great multipurpose cleaner that can be used on just about any surface in your home (except wood). Mix equal parts with water and pour over whatever surface needs cleaning—it works wonders on glass! The best part is that castile soap is all natural, so it won't cause any damage to your furniture or appliances either.
- Use essential oils: Essential oils are a great way to keep your home smelling fresh. You can put them in a diffuser or add a few drops to water and mist the air with it. If you have pets, make sure they're not around when you do this—essential oils are safe for humans, but could be harmful to animals if ingested.
When it comes to spring cleaning, green living, and health, the choice is yours. The variations of the "green" movement can be overwhelming. If you are just getting started, like we were when we first learned about green cleaning, it may appear difficult to understand some of the methods. We have found that there are many affordable non-toxic options for your home that create less waste, save you money and keep you healthy.