Now that the weather is changing and the days are getting longer, it’s that time of the year again: the annual spring cleaning frenzy. For many, cleaning is an impossible task, given that there are so many items to be cleaned and so little time. That’s why we’ve put together this curated list of the best natural and eco-friendly cleaning products to help you spring clean your home with ease. We’ll tell you which products are worth buying and which ones you can make at home.
If there’s one product that can be used for every single surface, this is it. With a variety of simple yet effective cleaners and sprays, you’re sure to find one that suits your needs.
The best part? You won’t need to run out and buy all of these products separately. Instead, you can combine them into one all-purpose cleaner or spray that can be used for all of your cleaning needs. If you decide to go this route, make sure to read the instructions thoroughly so that you don’t end up mixing the wrong products together or using the wrong dilution rate.
If there’s one surface that you just can’t seem to get clean, it’s your carpet. Stains are the worst when it comes to carpet cleaning, and sometimes they can be really hard to remove. When this happens, it’s best to go for a stain remover that contains powerful enzymes. There are also many homemade remedies that you can try before ordering a carpet cleaning machine from the store.
When using a carpet cleaner, make sure to read the instructions thoroughly so that you don’t end up using the wrong equipment. Ensure that the jet nozzle is positioned above the surface that you’re cleaning, and work in small sections at first. Also, don’t scrub the stain furiously, as this will remove the natural oils that give your carpet its soft texture. When cleaning carpets, you should go in short bursts with light pressure.
Dishwashers are one of the many household appliances that accumulate dirt and oil over time, especially when they’re used regularly. To make matters worse, it’s quite hard to find biodegradable dishwasher soap that doesn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth. That’s why it’s best to avoid using detergents when cleaning your dishes with water, especially when you’re using the dishwasher for the first time.
If you have an old, inefficient dishwasher, it’s time for an upgrade. There are dozens of great brands that make low-cost, all-natural cleansers and safe, eco-friendly detergents. While many are concentrated as a liquid, other designs come in a convenient bar form that can be dissolved in a sink full of hot water. No matter what type you have, ensuring that it’s safe for the environment is always a top priority when shopping for cleaning products.
Laundry soap is another product that can leave a bad aftertaste if used in excess. Despite the obvious benefits of using natural products to wash your clothes and linen, you should refrain from using them unless absolutely necessary. When choosing a bar of natural laundry soap, ensure that the odor is pleasant and that it doesn’t leave a bad taste in the mouth. Like with the dishwasher soap, it’s best to look for biodegradable products made from natural sources that aresafe for the environment. Of course, you don’t need to limit yourself to biodegradable cleaners and detergents when it comes to laundry items. All-natural alternatives for most laundry products make quick work of your clothes and linens, allowing you to get on with your day. If you must use conventional cleaners and detergents for some reason, at least look for products that contain plant-based ingredients.
Paint thinners are great for removing oil and dirt from your paint before it sets. When using this product, make sure to wear protective equipment and practice safe handling techniques. Thinning your paint will not affect the longevity of your home’s interior walls, which is why it’s such a handy product to have around. When choosing a paint thinner, ensure that the odor is pleasant and that it doesn’t leave a bad taste in the mouth. In addition to being eco-friendly, many of these products are also easy on the environment, therefore making them sustainable options.
Rubberized paint thinner is designed to be used with latex paint and works by softening the surface so that it can be painted on. This type of paint thinner won’t damage the finish of your home’s interior walls as much as regular paint thinnings do. It’s more economical to use this type if you’re running out of regular paint thinner.
Washing your car is another one of those tasks that most people look forward to during the spring cleaning period. The good news is that you can make this process a little easier by using the right products and techniques. Make sure to choose a commercial washing machine that is equipped with a water-saving device. This way, you’ll ensure that you’re not wasting precious water while washing your automobile. In addition, use a non-toxic product with natural based cleansers. If you must use conventional cleaners and detergents for some reason, at least look for products that are biodegradable.
Keeping your house clean is an ongoing challenge. With the changing seasons and more people moving into urban areas, the frequency with which we clean increases. Finding products that are both effective and environmentally acceptable while being convenient and affordable is certainly possible, but it takes some effort and research. By familiarizing yourself with these products, you’re helping to reduce your impact on the environment and allowing yourself to get on with the business of living.