Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s almost time for spring cleaning. This is a popular time of year for making positive changes in both your home and your life. Spring cleaning gives you the opportunity to declutter, get organized, and detox your home.
Here are a few ways to create a healthier environment for you and your family this spring.
Use green cleaning products. Your first step should be to use green cleaning products instead of traditional products that contain harsh chemicals. These products are better for your own health as well as the environment. This is because they’re non-toxic and are generally made from renewable resources.
Make your own cleaning products. You don’t even need to purchase “green” specific cleaning products. You can clean just as well using homemade cleaning solutions made from baking soda and vinegar. They’re known as the ultimate all-purpose cleaners and can clean nearly any surface. Essential oils also make great cleaning products.
Air out your home. One of the easiest and best ways to bring a natural and clean feeling to your home is to simply air it out. This will flow out toxins and rejuvenate your home in a completely natural way. The best part: All you need to do is open the window!
Keeping your air fresh. Do you use air fresheners to keep your house smelling nice? Rather than buying ready-made fresheners, you can go with something completely natural, instead. Herbs and plants give off pleasant odors. You can even consider baking more often to bring some nice scents into the home.
Use green cleaning services. Maybe you don’t always have time to complete your cleaning on your own, especially the deeper cleaning that’s usually associated with spring cleaning. Shop your local area for people advertising green cleaning services; it’ll take the work out of green cleaning for you and you know you’ll be doing the best thing for your home and family.
Prevent unnecessary dirt. You can also use spring cleaning time to bring out some new home rules created with prevention, instead of cleanup, in mind. You could start with the floors and all the dirty, toxic materials that get brought in on your shoes. Simply start a “no shoes indoors” policy and your house will stay cleaner in the first place.
Air-dry your laundry. During spring cleaning, you might be taking the time to wash many larger items like blankets and comforters. Find a clothesline and air dry these if possible.
Cleaning your furniture. You can even make your own wood cleaners and polish with healthy, natural ingredients. Use a combination of olive oil and lemon essential oil to clean and polish your wood furniture. This cleaner produces a shiny and pleasant smelling finish.
Going green with your spring cleaning is a great idea. Not only are you reducing your exposure to chemical products, you’re helping the planet and saving money at the same time!
Start living clean and green by changing the way you clean your home, clothes, food and more. Click here to take the first step to rid toxins from your home and live a healthier, happier life!