Ever since the Eco-friendly or Green Cleaning has emerged, more and more people are becoming aware of the products that are causing trouble to our Mother Earth. From the cleaning perspective, there are numerous chemicals that are a big problem for the environment and are also very harsh on the health of the children and animals too. An easy way to create an eco-friendly cleaning guide is by creating some small changes in your everyday life style. 

In the article, we are going to explore some small steps that will aid to create a significant impact on the Eco-friendly environment as a whole. These are easy to manage and might also come handy when you are short off some cleaning products at home.

1. Find an all-in-one solution

Many of the people around the world think that different types of chemicals are most necessary to treat different types of stains. However it’s not like that. There are many products that are helpful in multi-purpose cleaning. Such products are a boon when it comes to Green cleaning. If you too are an environment enthusiast and are planning for eco-friendly ways to clean your house, opt for these multi-purpose cleaners. There are many multi-faceted cleaners which act as floor as well as surface cleaners. There are numerous ways by which you can create your own all-in-one cleaners as well.

2. Avoid plastic bottles

Most of the cleaning products are available in plastic bottles. As is known by everyone, this plastic packaging is the biggest threat to the nature. Instead of using products with plastic packaging, opt for glass packaged products. You can always refill your cleaning bottles after they run out. Also, nowadays there are many centers which help you refill your bottles with the desired solution without having to buy plastic packets every now and then. In the long run, these glass bottles will prove to be cost effective and it will also help to reduce unnecessary plastic waste, thus helping you to reduce the carbon footprint of your house.

3. Choose eco-friendly detergents and cleaners

Another step that you can take is using eco-friendly detergents as well as cleaning solutions. Powders that are brightly colored or have strong fragrances are artificial in nature. It is not necessary that only these will help to clean efficiently. Opting for detergents that are sustainable and made using natural ingredients helps to limit the use of harmful chemicals such as sulfates, phosphates, formaldehyde, oxides, etc. These chemicals often act as skin irritants and may also cause allergies. So, it’s better to ditch them right away.

4. Use reusable cleaning cloths

What could be better than having reusable cleaning rags instead of one time use paper towels! Trust me, you will never prefer to buy single-use paper towels again. Go find some microfiber cloths so you can dust and clean surfaces easily and in an eco-friendly way. After your done wiping and shining, toss these microfiber towels or cloths into the washing machine and wash them as you would do with any other clothing item. The best part is that you can use these rags again and again after washing and they would do absolutely no harm. 

5. Reuse old materials

Do you still have old newspapers in magazines lying around your house? And there must always be those tooth brushes that you need to get rid of? Same with us! It’s time to get creative and use those items for a new mission. For instance, you can make baskets out of newspapers or even paper bags to carry your groceries. Those unwanted toothbrushes help in cleaning the awkward areas of the restrooms or bathrooms and even the sinks. Reusing old materials is one of the best ways to care for nature. Also, it will be a good initiative if you decide to ditch the disposal cleaning products as they are not very environmental friendly.

6. Use plants as air purifiers

What could be a better way to purify your home’s air than using plants? When it comes to purifying the air, plants such as the Spider Plant and English Ivies work better than any other air purifier. They are an eco-friendly way to filter the air naturally while also serving as beautiful decorations. However, if you are more interested in using air fresheners, you can always make your own your fresheners with the help of some essential oils such as orange, citrus, jasmine, etc. You can also add these essential oils to your DIY cleaning solutions if you want to get rid of the pungency and make your home more pleasant smelling.

Always remember that there are numerous ways by which you can help the planet without compromising on cleaning. The ones that are given above are just a few. Using eco-friendly ways during cleaning can make a lot of difference to the effort as well as the cost. Plus, you have newer ways to take care of our beautiful planet Earth. So don’t wait any further and get started today.