Staying Green

We all care about the planet we live on. Let’s face it, if it weren’t for Earth, where would we be? That being said, there are some steps that we can all take that will help keep the planet clean and some of those steps can happen during our cleaning process. By following some of the rules below, you can help the Earth out a bit and still be able to keep the clean home that you love so much.

You can start by making your own cleaners using natural ingredients from your cupboard. By using some natural ingredients; vinegar, water and baking soda; you can find many recipes for cleaners that have the potential to work just as well as those harsh chemicals that we are all used to. Throw in some drops of lemon or peppermint for aroma and you are ready to go.

For many items, especially drapes, towels and bedding, you can easily make the switch from a traditional electric dryer to air drying outdoors. Not only will this make them last longer (dryers are pretty rough on fabrics), but you have the added benefit of adding an authentic clean breeze scent to your laundry.

Avoid using disposable cleaning products. Products that offer disposable pads for dusting and mopping may be handy, but they also create added waste that must be later added to a landfill. Instead go for the old-fashioned method and use reusable rags and mops.

Keeping your home clean and caring for the Earth in the process can create a fulfilling feeling for you. The Earth, after all, is our home and if we don’t take care of it, who will? We all should incorporate some part of a green initiative into our daily lives in order to keep both ourselves and the Earth healthy and happy.

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