Going green doesn’t have to mean spending huge amounts of money on the latest trends in solar and other alternative energy technologies. Often, being more green around the house on a daily basis, and on a much smaller scale, can have a huge impact on the environment, as well as your family’s health and financial concerns. By being more aware of home cleaning products and green living alternatives, you can start helping both the environment and your family right away. Here are just a few helpful household tips for green cleaning that should get you started down the path to a healthy, green home lifestyle today.
Green Hauling Service
If you just don’t have the time or the proper mode of transportation to get rid of all that junk that’s been piling up in or around your home, consider using a solid green junk hauling service that will come and do the dirty work for you. Not only do these companies take away your junk for a reasonable price and save you time and energy, they also separate, dispose, and recycle all of your stuff in a totally green manner. If you’ve got electronic, paper, metal, yard, or general trash waste, they will recycle each accordingly, leaving you knowing that you made not only a great clutter-reducing move, but that you also positively contributed to a cleaner environment in the process.
Use Non-Toxic Household Cleaners
It’s very easy these days to walk down the aisle of your local grocery store and find a handful of green, non-toxic household cleaners. These products are not only much less damaging to the environment, they’re also much safer to use in your home for you and your family’s health. Look for products that boast non-toxic ingredients and packaging that use less material in general. In addition, go through your home and make sure to dispose of any potentially harmful, toxic cleaners that may be lying around still. Using all natural drain cleaners is also a particularly good way to ensure safe, green home cleaning. These cleaners can be made at home using natural household products like salt, baking soda, and vinegar.
Don’t Use Disposable Products
When it comes to the actual act of cleaning household surfaces with green products, make sure you don’t use paper towels or synthetic sponges. If possible, use natural-fiber rags and towels, and sponges made from recycled materials. By reusing these cleaning items you can greatly reduce your personal waste levels, and simultaneously save money by not buying disposable products repeatedly. In addition to rags, towels, and sponges, using multi-use mops and dusters with natural fibers is another money and environment saving tip to strongly consider.
No matter where you live or what your financial situation happens to be, going green in the home is often a simple, cost-effective way to reduce your negative impact on the environment. Do yourself, the environment, your family, and your bank account a favor by looking into other green home solutions as well, and start living a greener life today.
Contributor: Anna Hicks