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Month: March 2015

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Cleaning and restoration tips

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips and Tricks

A lot of times in today's world we seem to clean our homes with products that don't promote any useful ways of going green with our cleaning efforts. The following tips will allow you to figure out the best ways of handling that so you won't have to suffer ill-side effects of toxic fumes and chemicals. In many of today's households we have far too many cleaning products and not enough time. You don't need to worry about a thing however, as there are just a few natural products that get the job done with no hassle at all. Let's start with the first one on our list: • Cleaning Mirrors and Glass The first thing you need to do is to throw away all ammonia-based cleaners you've been working with so far. You can just clean your entire home's windows and glass surfaces with something as s...
Deep cleaning your home – 8 tips
Cleaning and restoration tips

Deep cleaning your home – 8 tips

Tip 1: Treat your carpets, rugs or other fiber upholstery with a homemade solution. For this, get a small bowl and add a tiny amount of a dishwashing detergent, a couple tbs. of baking soda, and stir well with hot water. If you want to deodorize while cleaning at once - you may want to add a few drops of your favorite shampoo or a scented soap, or another fragrant detergent that you can find at home, but not a perfume because it may transfer oils and colorants. If you want to clean very persistent and heavily soiled spots - a great idea is to add a few more tbs. of soda.   Tip 2: Pre-vacuuming upholstery, floor coverings, pillows and furnishings with fabric surfaces is one of the most important steps before the deep cleaning itself. According to the stains and the dirty area...
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Alternatives
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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Alternatives

The modern household uses way too many petroleum-based cleaning products that possess questionable benefits and the possibility of harm for the environment and the health of the people who use them. A lot of the drain cleaners out there tend to be absolutely terrible for the environment, so you would do well to avoid them as much as you can when you work on cleaning your home. Although they tend to be pretty efficient at breaking down blockages in drains, they also tend to be a horrible cocktail of caustic chemicals that may easily be avoided if you know what you’re doing, as they will end up in the local groundwater and soil or all the way into the sea. There are many alternatives which do the same job but in a much safer way: • Green products The growing awareness of the ecological i...