August 25, 2022

6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Clean Your House

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6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Clean Your House


Did you know that the average house contains more than 100 different cleaning products? And that’s just on the visible surface. When you dig deeper, it gets even scarier. Almost 500 chemical compounds are hiding in the home. Getting your home spic-and-span is a great way to usher in the new season with some eco-friendly green methods that won’t need to be redone again anytime soon. Here are some ideas for getting your house cleaned up for spring with eco-friendly methods.

Don’t throw away your old shampoos and soaps.

While some people are fond of the smell of a brand new bottle of shampoo, the truth is that the only thing that a new bottle will do is give you a headache. New shampoos have a high concentration of sulfates, which are used to create a large lather and create a cleaning effect on the hair. The problem is that this shampoo is very harsh on the hair, stripping it of its natural oils and causing it to become brittle. To make matters worse, a new bottle of shampoo also has a high concentration of preservatives to keep it from spoiling, which can be very harmful to your skin. Shampoo and soap can be kept fresh by storing them in a cool and dry place, like a closet. If you have an unused laundry room, that would be the perfect place to store your products. If not, try to keep the bottles away from direct sunlight. Some people like to put a little bit of vinegar at the bottom of the bottle to keep the shampoo fresh for longer. Shampoo and soap don’t need to be replaced as often as many people think. A good rule of thumb is to throw them away after a year. But you can always smell the shampoo to see if it’s still fresh. If it smells a little bit rancid or like sour milk, it’s time to throw it out.


Ditch the dryer sheets.

You might not realize this, but your dryer sheets are full of harmful toxins. In fact, the majority of the chemicals in a dryer sheet are a cocktail of fragrance, cleaning agents and a few other chemicals that we don’t exactly know what they do. This can be harmful to your health, especially if you have sensitive skin or you have young children in the house. Even if you have a low-toxin laundry detergent, the chemicals in the dryer sheet can still leave a residue on your clothes and are not recommended for babies. Instead of dryer sheets, try using baking soda. Baking soda is a natural fabric softener that is much cheaper than store-bought products. Simply put a spoonful of baking soda in the dryer with your wet clothes for a soft, fluffy fabric.


Freshen up with a light sealing spray.

If your furniture is looking a little bit dull, try using a light furniture sealant on it. Many eco-friendly sealants on the market will help protect your furniture and make it look brand new. Not only will it make your furniture look great again, but it will also help you save money by extending the life of your furniture. You can also freshen up your wooden furniture by rubbing beeswax on it. Beeswax is a great eco-friendly stain and sealant that will help protect your wooden furniture from water damage and also make it look great again.


Go eco-friendly in the kitchen.

Your kitchen is where you spend a lot of your time, so it’s important to make sure that it’s eco-friendly. Here are a few kitchen items you can replace for eco-friendly alternatives. Plastic Bags – While it’s convenient to use plastic bags for all kinds of things, it’s best to keep away from them. Plastic bags are one of the worst things you can use, especially if you have a pet. There has been evidence that plastic bags can cause animals to suffocate. Instead of using plastic bags, try keeping a reusable cloth bag in your car and in your kitchen for groceries. Cutting Boards – Wood cutting boards are great for chopping vegetables, but they don’t last more than a few months. Instead, try using a plastic cutting board, which lasts a long time, is easy to clean and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. Straws – Plastic straws are never necessary, even at restaurants. Instead, try swapping your plastic straws for a reusable bamboo or stainless steel straw. These are great eco-friendly alternatives that you can use for a long time and don’t pollute the environment.


Change your bedding and vacuum more often.

As we sleep, our bodies shed about 1,000 different types of skin cells every day. This is perfectly normal, but unfortunately, these dead skin cells can end up collecting dust and allergens in your mattress and pillow. If this happens frequently, it can cause health issues like allergies, increased asthma attacks and bad sleep. Luckily, all you have to do is change your bedding every few months and vacuum often. You can also use an eco-friendly bedbug spray if you have bedbugs in your bedding. Changing your bedding regularly and vacuuming often can make a huge difference in the cleanliness of your home. It’s best to change your sheets once every two weeks and vacuum your floors at least once a week.


Green up your bathroom with an eco-friendly scrubbing brush.

Scrubbing your tiles, walls and toilet with conventional cleaning products can be pretty bad for the environment. But luckily, there are eco-friendly alternatives that are just as powerful. For tiles and walls, try using baking soda and vinegar. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with one cup of vinegar in a spray bottle to clean your tiles and walls. Vinegar is a great disinfectant that kills bacteria and germs, while baking soda helps scrub the tiles clean and scents your house with a fresh scent. For your toilet, try using an eco-friendly scrubbing brush. Eco-friendly scrubbing brushes have natural bristles that are safe on your skin and don’t damage your toilet. They are also great for scrubbing your sink and bathtub clean.


Wrapping up: The importance of keeping your house clean (plus one surprising fact)

Keeping your house clean is much more than just looking nice. A clean home is essential to a healthy environment. This can be achieved by following these eco-friendly methods. These green cleaning methods don’t require much work and they keep your house healthy and clean.


Keeping your house clean can be a challenge if you have a busy schedule, that's why we recommend hiring a cleaning service company that specializes in eco-friendly home and office cleaning. When booking a cleaning appointment, make sure to ask if the company is using eco-friendly cleaning products and if their cleaners are properly trained in eco-friendly house cleaning.


And now it's time for the big surprise! MOP BOSS recently teamed up with One Tree Planted Non-Profit Organization and has agreed to plant one tree per home or office cleaning on behalf of each customer. Imagine that! Off-setting your carbon footprint, while someone else cleans your house! Better yet, we are now offering a special eco-friendly house cleaning package, which includes a deep clean of your house using only eco-friendly, pet-friendly and kid-friendly cleaning products. This is the most environmentally friendly house cleaning service you can get!

So if by chance you happen to live in the Los Angeles area and want to hire a professional, eco-friendly cleaning company we sincerely hope that you consider us.

Cheers!