Time for a Green Spring Clean

Spring is right around the corner! And with that comes the great Spring Clean that occurs every year or four in my home. However often it occurs in your home, I wanted to write a series of posts to help you out with it. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks I’ve learned {and use} about green cleaning.

Before we delve into those nifty tips and tricks, let’s talk about what exactly is “green” cleaning and why would you do it.

In my humble opinion, green cleaning is cleaning your home in a way that is healthier for you, your family and the environment. This may play out in different ways for different people. For some, it means ditching all cleaner-type products and using only micro-fiber. For others, it means switching their conventional  cleaners to more natural cleaners like Mrs. Meyers.

Still for others, myself included, it means ditching all commercial cleaners for all-natural homemade cleaners. There are several reasons I choose to do it this way:

  • To me it doesn’t feel clean unless I’m using a spray bottle and a cloth. I realize that microfiber really does get stuff clean, I just like to spray and wipe!
  • I want to know exactly what is in my cleaners and why it’s in there. As a mom of two littles, this is super important to me.
  • I want my children to be able to clean with me. I can’t do this with commercial cleaners. Even so called “green” cleaners aren’t really green {in my opinion} when you look at their ingredients.

So, why would you choose to do green cleaning? Along with the reasons above, I would add:

  • To reduce toxin levels in your home. Everyday conventional cleaners contain lots of chemicals that are hazardous to your health and to the environment.
  • You can save some green. If you ‘re willing to make your own cleaners at home, you’ll be amazed at the $$ you save.
  • Most green cleaners include essential oils, and essential oils ROCK! Not only do they make your house smell soooo good, they also have health benefits. For example, lavender will not only kill the bacteria on your countertop, but will also kill the bacteria in your air. And all this while leaving your house smelling heavenly and peaceful.

Speaking of essential oils, my next post will explore my love for essential oils in cleaning.

Enjoy your green cleaning journey!

And PS…if you’re concerned about the ingredients in your cleaning products, check out this website.

And PSS…We are now starting to book our Green Spring Clean parties. Gather your friends to learn more about cleaning your home green-style. Click here for more info and to book.

 

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