Everyone wants to go green these days and for good reason. American homes are more tightly sealed up than ever, for energy efficiency. Because of this, what goes in to your home does not so easily leave it. The use of green cleaning products and methods therefore is just as beneficial to your home as it is for the environment. Here are a few of the best green cleaning tips to improve the health of your home and the earth.
- Use reusable cleaning cloths.
You can buy cotton terry cloth towels for cleaning for around $1 a piece. These are reusable and will save countless rolls of paper towels. In addition, they can make cleaning easier because they do not tear.
- Use old newspaper for windows.
Reuse your old newspapers buy using them instead of paper towels to clean windows. They work as good, if not better, than paper towels and they leave no lint behind.
- Vinegar makes an all purpose cleaner. Add a few ounces of white vinegar to a quart of water and use it as a general cleaner and disinfectant. It is green, non toxic and cheap.
- Open the windows on a nice day.
If the weather is pleasant outside and not too hot, a rarity in Dallas, open the windows. As I said earlier, todays homes are tightly sealed for efficiency. Sometimes it is nice to open them up.
- Freshen your garbage disposal with lemon rinds and ice cubes.
Place both in the disposal and let er rip.
- Clean drains with boiling water.
Put away the drain cleaner. Instead, pour a pot of boiling water down the drain. It will liquify any grease in the drain and clear it.