Green Cleaning Tips for Your Home
Many commercial household cleaners do not live up to their hype. Yes, they can efficiently clean and sanitise your home, but that is because they contain many chemicals. When you dispose of them, they leak pollutants into the environment, causing harm to your health and the planet.
The good news is that if you’re looking for eco-friendlier or “greener” ways to maintain the cleanliness of your home, there are several ways you can do so. And no, you don’t have to spend lots of money to establish a healthier cleaning regimen.
Most green cleaning strategies can be implemented without you having to spend a lot of money. And they’re extremely easy to employ too! That, with the help of the right eco friendly cleaning products!
Here are five tips to help you get going:
Opt for Universal Cleaners
Most homeowners tend to separate different home cleaning products for different functions. For example, if we check your storage, we’ll probably find one product for cleaning the kitchen and a separate one for cleaning the toilet.
But here’s the thing. The right universal cleaning product can work well on a variety of surfaces and materials.
Not only that. All purpose cleaners help reduce plastic. Instead of stocking up on two or three plastic bottles, you only have to use one. Not all universal cleaners can be categorised as sustainable cleaning products. However, they are clearly an easy choice (and the best choice there is!) for your wallet and the environment.
Reuse Household Items for Cleaning and Storage
Instead of buying a new set of cleaning brushes, check first whether an old toothbrush can get the job done. Toothbrushes and nail brushes are perfect for hard-to-reach areas. They’re gentle on delicate surfaces too.
With cleaning and sanitising also comes organising. Instead of spending money on organisation tools and increasing your plastic use at home, look for items you can reuse. Plastic straws, for instance, can be used to organise and mark cables, while plastic cans can be used to hold pens and similar items.
If you need a larger container to organise newspapers or magazines, for instance, use existing boxes at home instead of buying a new basket. Alternatively, you can create your own using old cardboard boxes, fabric, and glue. This one may take time and effort, but if your goal is to go green, it will all be worth it.
Learn To Use Cupboard Items for Cleaning
You may not be aware, but many items inside your cupboard can make some of the best green cleaning products. Take baking soda, for example. So many have been said about the cleaning power of baking soda to the point that people sometimes doubt whether they’re true. So we’re here to set the record straight.
Baking soda works wonders! For instance, pouring a cup of baking soda mixed with vinegar into the toilet bowl and leaving it for an hour can eliminate discolouration and foul odour.
Lemon does a similar job too. If you have stained food containers at home, squeeze some lemon on them and add a pinch of baking soda. Leave the mixture to sit overnight, and it will be easier to scrub the stain away the following day.
Switch to Reusable Kitchen Towels
We know it’s hard to let go of paper towels, considering how they do their job well. However, if you want a way to clean your home that’s healthier and eco-friendlier, switch to reusable kitchen towels instead. Reusable cleaning towels save you money. They also save trees. And more importantly, they help reduce your carbon footprint.
That’s the reason we encourage you to try Tirtyl Swedish dish cloth. Each cloth is equivalent to fifteen rolls of paper towels. They’re also 100% plant-based. And since they’re washable, you can use them as many times as you want, which means less trash for you.
The best part is that they’re highly absorbent and are suitable for various surfaces, helping you clean faster and more efficiently.
Invest in Dissolvable (“Just-Add-Water”) Cleaning Products
Nothing eliminates single-use plastic better than using “just-add-water” or “dissolvable” cleaning products. We mentioned opting for universal cleaners on our first point, emphasising how it can help reduce plastic use. Well, here at Tirtyl, we took things to another level. We introduce to you Tirtyl’s “just-add-water” Universal Cleaner. This product is the first of its kind, and it’s designed to clean all types of hard surfaces, from the kitchen counter to chairs and tables to floor tiles.
In addition to dissolvable products, concentrated products are also an excellent idea when opting for a greener way of cleaning. Concentrated products create less waste and produce fewer carbon emissions.
Our Tirtyl Dishwasher Tablet Refills are a great example of such products. Each tablet has a 50% higher concentration than regular dishwashing tablets. And they only weigh 12 grams! Not to mention that they feature a plant-based formula.
Tirtyl is for Green Cleaning!
While it’s difficult to doubt the effectiveness of commercial cleaning products, many of the bleaches, softeners, fresheners, polishes, and detergents we use contain ingredients that are not as safe as we think.
The good news is that green cleaning is accessible to anyone who wishes to make a positive change for the environment. Yes, it requires effort on your part as a homeowner, but as we always say, it’s all worth it in the end, especially since we’re talking about our health and the health of our loved ones.
So, whenever possible, choose a cleaning product that will lessen your carbon footprint and promote sustainable cleaning. Look for goods that are plant-based and biodegradable. More importantly, buy in bulk or buy the biggest containers you can find. You can start by visiting our page and browsing through our collection.