Coming back to a clean home is a great feeling. What’s not so great is opening your kitchen and bathroom cupboards to an avalanche of products that carry toxic warning signs. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Eco-friendly cleaners around the world are taking care of their homes and their families easily and cost effectively.
This quick read gives you six ways to keep your home clean, the planet healthy and your budget in the black.
Remove Hazardous Chemicals from Your Home
Read the labels on a couple of your cleaning bottles and you may be surprised at what you find. Most cleaning products carry warning signs because of the contents’ danger. Many use synthetic chemicals, some of which are known to be carcinogenic, and have been linked to breast cancer.
So, take charge of your health and your cupboards by having a clear out. But don’t just empty your products down the sink, drain or toilet. Instead, go online and find your local council’s hazardous waste disposal services. This way, you double up on that good feeling by keeping the planet healthy too.
Replace Toxic Products with Non-toxic ones
Labels that warn you of allergic reactions or advise you to keep solutions away from children simply don’t feel safe. Now that you’ve got rid of your toxic products, replace them with safer alternatives.
Not sure what to look for? Here’s a handy guide to the different symbols you’ll find on the labels of your cleaning solutions. Top eco-friendly products, like Eco3, won’t have these symbols on their packaging.
Choose to buy a better world by using Eco3’s multi-purpose cleaner. It’s just as effective as the harsh, toxic products that carry these symbols and it’s kinder to the planet.
Save Cash on Cleaning Cloths to be Extra Eco-Friendly
We’re all guilty of using kitchen towel to clean our work surfaces. Did you know this not only increases the waste taken to landfill but producing paper towels also uses a lot of water?
Clean Your Home with Plants
Now your surfaces are shiny and fresh, why not make the air sparkle too? You might think that air pollution is something that mainly applies outside of your home. But research by NASA has shown that trace chemicals in the air can had an adverse effect on health. And who are we to argue with NASA?
The good news is that naturally remove particular toxins from the air. And, with recent studies showing that being closer to nature makes you feel happier, there are plenty of reasons to introduce plants into your home.
Reduce Your Water Bill and Save the Planet
Conserving water isn’t always at the top of our priority list, particularly in a country where it rains a lot. But saving water isn’t just about protecting the planet – it will reduce your water bill and save time too. Try using organic cleaning solutions in spray bottles to douse the floor and clean without the need for water. It’s quick, pet and child safe and eco-friendly too.
Using a fully loaded dishwasher is a great way to save time, but did you know that it also uses less water than hand washing? For further savings, many dishwasher soaps recommend that you select a setting without the unnecessary pre-rinse cycle. Similarly, when washing your clothes, choose a half cycle option for smaller loads. And avoid the water-hungry ‘reduce wrinkle’ cycle for extra savings.
Save time and clean only when you need to
Finally, save time and stay safe by cleaning only when you need to rather than cleaning to schedule. Look for guides that advise how often different items actually need to be cleaned. Not only does this protect the planet, but it keeps your home healthy, reduces the products you buy and the amount of time you spend using them.
Eco-friendly cleaners enjoy keeping their home safe, healthy and clean. By saving water, making your own cleaning cloths and replacing toxic chemicals with Eco3’s non-hazardous cleaning solutions, you can join the fight to save the planet. Best of all, it doesn’t need to cost the earth.