Eco-Friendly Products to Clean Your Home or Commercial Building this Earth Day

April 22, 2024
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When you go to the store to stock up on cleaning supplies, you’ll likely be met with an overwhelming selection of cleaning products, each advertised for a different home part. Not only do these products add up in cost, but they also contain unnecessary chemicals, many of which are toxic to the environment. This Earth Day, consider the financial benefits of eco-friendly cleaning solutions. Using ingredients you already have reduces your carbon footprint while saving money on cleaning supplies!

1. Vinegar

Vinegar is one of the main stars of household ingredients, and it is versatile in its utility, especially in cleaning. Combining equal parts white vinegar and water creates a natural all-purpose cleaner to use all around the home; this mixture cuts through grease and grime on surfaces like countertops, floors, and glass. Mix equal parts water and vinegar (add essential oil for fragrance) to make a solution that can be used on carpets to spot clean. For a natural drain cleaner, pour vinegar and baking soda down drains, followed by hot water, to unclog them and flush away debris. Be sure never to mix vinegar with bleach, which creates a potentially lethal gas.

2. Lemon Juice

Lemons not only smell nice and fresh, but they can also make your home do the same! Their acidity makes them naturally antiseptic and antibacterial, so they are a natural disinfectant and deodorizer that can be applied to stains, mold, mildew, odors, and other troublesome encounters like rust.

3. Baking Soda

When you’re not baking, baking soda is an excellent ingredient for creating the perfect cleaning elixir. It can be paired with vinegar and hot water to produce a natural drain cleaner and mixed with water to form a paste effective for tough cleaning jobs in areas like sinks, tubs, and tiles. Pro tip: use an old toothbrush to scrub along the grout of your countertops or floors!

4. Castille Soap

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly cleaning option at the store, Castille soap is plant-based, biodegradable, and gentle for use on most surfaces.

5. Reusable Cleaning Cloths

Disposable paper towels contribute significantly to waste, making the switch to reusable cleaning cloths, particularly those made from microfiber or cotton, a sustainable choice that saves you money. By opting for these eco-friendly alternatives, you're reducing waste and contributing towards a greener, cleaner future.

6. Steam Cleaner

Steam cleaners use only water to sanitize and clean surfaces in the home. The steam kills bacteria, viruses, and mold with limited ingredients and zero toxins.

7. Homemade Air Fresheners

Ditch the Febreze and make your air freshener by simmering a pot of your favorite fragrances; popular choices include cinnamon sticks, citrus peels, and herbs like mint and rosemary.

By opting for these eco-friendly methods, you're not just getting the cleaning job done efficiently; you're also making a significant contribution to our planet. Remember, every small step counts. Your choice to use eco-friendly cleaning solutions is a proactive step towards protecting the environment. And if you ever need professional help, don't hesitate to call us!

Quick & Clean is a women-owned and operated commercial cleaning service proudly serving Tallahassee, Florida, and surrounding areas, including Crawfordville, Wakulla, Quincy, Havana, and Monticello. Quick & Clean has experience in lobby cleaning, bathroom cleaning, COVID Disinfection, and more. Expertise that's guaranteed to leave a lasting and clean impression. Give us a call at (850) 765-0049 to learn more or to schedule your cleaning services today!

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