First Steps in Green Cleaning

At last the general public is considering the fact that the planet is suffering from out way of life and take measures. More and more people are using public transport and ride bicycles, recycle and use green Eco-friendly cleaning solutions. If you’re one of those considered citizens and want to change your way of life for the sake of the planet and to protect your health by using organic detergents this article will teach you the basic things.

Reduce Water And Electricity

First we’ll talk about reducing and recycling, there are some easy things you can do that will make a difference. For example turn the water off when you’re washing your teeth, it is estimated that around sixteen litres of water is wasted if you leave it running. And this is just for one brushing – imagine the amount for one week, a month or a year. Frightening isn’t it? You can also turn the water off while washing the dishes.

There are a lot of things you can do, like turning the lights off when you’re leaving a room or going to work using public transport. But enough with the reduce of recourses it is time to continue with out main topic – cleaning. There are plenty of green cleaners on the market, but if want to be one hundred percent sure there are no potentially dangerous chemicals I recommend you make your own detergents. It is not hard because you have all the required ingredients, nevertheless I’ll give you basic guidance.

Let’s Start Cleaning

The main ingredients are: white vinegar, salt, liquid dish-washing soap, baking/washing soda, ammonia (not the most Eco-friendly but still), club soda, hydrogen peroxide, borax, Ivory soap, lemon juice, essential oil. I think that is all there is for the most common recipes and of course you’ll need somewhere to put the compound. Go to the store and find some spray bottles or reuse the once you have, but make sure you rinse them well.

Screw-top jars are the next important object you’ll be needing because some of the paste-like detergents and polish need to be kept under the right conditions. Lint-free cloths, preferably white to eliminate the risk of bleeding onto the fabric you’ll be cleaning. The best option is to cut old towels, pillow-bags, sheets and cotton shirts. It is important to have soft brush, with its help you’ll be able to loosen grime without risk of damaging the fibers of the fabric you’re cleaning – toothbrush is optional.

You can also use microfiber cloth for minor stains, cleaning mirrors and windows, the microwave, and many other places. The main advantage of microfiber – it uses only water, no cleaning solutions. Well I think these are the main ingredients for a successful green cleaning. As for the recipes I can’t possibly tell you all of them because they are just too many. Search a little on the Internet and find out for yourself. And if you don’t have the time there is another option – contact a cleaning company offering green cleaning: www.wimbledon-carpetcleaning.co.uk . That way you’ll save time, money and efforts.

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