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Going Green in your Home – Good cleaning benefits

nVrihFiThis is the age of getting back to basics by “going green” and using natural, environmentally friendly products in your home, eco-friendly clothing and organic foods. Using eco-friendly products is being widely accepted as healthy for our planet but may not be the most cost-effective in terms of buying specially-made products with special ingredients deemed healthy for our planet.

Making your own cleaning products with natural supplies you already have stocked in your home may be the easiest, most cost-effective way of going green in your home. You can use three natural ingredients found in most households such as vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda, which are effective cleaning products.

The active ingredient in vinegar is acetic acid which can be a strong cleaning agent that dissolves dirt build-up, grease and grime. It is also effective for killing germs, mold and bacteria. Using white vinegar will cut down on any staining that may occur.

Some good cleaning uses:

  • Vinegar in kitchen & bath – using vinegar in the kitchen is done by mixing equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray on stove top, appliances, countertops to make them clean and shiny. For the bath, spray on bathtub, toilet and sink. It can also be used it to clean tile floors in the kitchen and bath.
  • Lemon juice uses – lemon juice is a natural ingredient used to clean and dissolve mineral deposits and soap scum. It can also shine stainless steel, brass and copper fixtures throughout the home. Lemon juice keeps your home smelling fresh and clean.
  • Baking soda uses – an effective deodorizer for your home. Place opened box in your refrigerator to absorb odors. Baking soda is similar to a non-abrasive cleaner which is used to scrub hard to clean surfaces in the home. It will keep your home odor-free.

Home Services Enterprise can clean your home using eco-friendly natural products if you don’t have the time in your busy schedule. Microfiber cloths are used to keep dust from becoming airborne and irritating allergy and asthma sufferers.

Call today to schedule a cleaning: 301-674-9564