Are you on a limited budget? If you are, you might want to consider a home improvement project centered around cleaning your home. Cleaning our home, especially when we do it often, may not seem like a home improvement project – but it actually is. Those that decide to clean their home for such a project will only do as well as they want to. Cleaning green is important for this reason. To inspire you to clean green, we have written this article with healthy home improvement tips.
It is possible to clean your mirrors and windows without using ammonia-based cleansers. Knowing this information is not what the Windex Corp wants you to know. Ammonia is terrible for your lungs. Even though your windows will look great, the damage that it will do to you really isn’t worth all of that sparkle and shine. So how do you keep your windows clean in a green cleaning way? As a substitute, you can go green using water and lemon juice instead. The mixture you should adhere to is one half gallon of water and 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix it thoroughly. Simply put this in a spray bottle and start cleaning your windows and glass. Avoid using paper towels if possible. Instead, use a soft cotton rag and wipe the cleanser off of the windows – this is much more environmentally friendly. Use pure lemon juice to clean vinyl items. This works equally well whether you are wiping down a vinyl piece of furniture (like those old recliners that were mass produced in the 1970s and 1980s) or are using it to mop your vinyl flooring. Most people do not realize that the flooring in the kitchen, as well as their bathrooms, may be made of vinyl and not expensive tiles, even though they may appear to be genuine. Microbes will actually grow on vinyl surfaces. Lemon juice can actually remove these. And lemon juice doesn’t stink.
Furniture polish should always be avoided. There are many unhealthy chemicals used in making furniture polish. Your health can be badly affected. You can also pollute the air with it. They are bad for the structural integrity of whatever you are trying to make look better. One part lemon juice and two parts olive oil is a great way to create your own green furniture polish. All you do is rub the mixture into your furniture like normal. You can improve the overall appearance of any structure or item, plus make it shiny, by using this solution. As a final note, it will smell much better than chemically-based furniture polish.
Going green, and using green cleaning methods, will help you preserve the environment and keep your home in tip top condition. A great place to start is to begin to improve your home by claiming it in a thorough in an environmentally friendly way. You can benefit from using environmentally friendly cleaning methods and avoiding traditional chemically based cleaning strategies that most people use. Go Green today!