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Strategies and Cleaning Supplies to Keep Your Home Fresh and Clean

Strategies and Cleaning Supplies to Keep Your Home Fresh and Clean

Maintaining a clean and fresh-smelling house is not just for aesthetic reasons, so you have something to show off to your friends, it’s now a requirement for good mental, physical and emotional health. Although it may sound like an impossible proposition, there are a number of studies released that explains the relationship between good health and a clean house. According to one study by the Indiana University, Department of Physical Activity, it noted the positive correlation between healthy people and a clean house. The study further explained that those who live in a clean house is healthier and more physically active compared to their counterparts who live in a poorly-maintained home. With this research in mind, it pays to come up with a plan on how to clean and maintain the cleanliness of your home, today.

Classic Cleaning Supplies for your Home

A clean house starts with the choice of classic cleaning materials you can use on a regular basis. You don’t need to spend a premium just to keep your house clean; there are classic and even all-natural cleaners that you can use. These are old-school natural cleaners, and there’s a big chance that you have these in the pantry. For starters, you can collect fresh lemons and essential oils. Sprinkle salt on fresh lemons, and rub this on any metal for thorough cleaning. When cleaning windows and glass, you can count on a mixture of water and essential oils. Essential oils in water will not just clean the windows, it will also leave a refreshing smell.

Use Carpet Cleaners and Vacuums

If you have carpets and own pets, then you will need the services of carpet cleaners and vacuums. There are options available when you want the services of carpet cleaners- you can buy one, hire a professional cleaning service or rent. If you own pets and the floor are dominated by carpeting, you may want to invest in a high quality carpet and vacuum cleaner. An upright vacuum that’s fitted with a bag is often a good choice for a large household, and for those who need to work in tight corners and spaces.

Stock Up on Paper Towels, Garbage Bags and Other Supplies

Make sure to stock up on cleaning supplies like paper towels and garbage bags. Choose paper towels that are rated well on wet strength, absorbency and scrubbing capabilities. Paper towels are helpful when cleaning up your mess in the dining table and the kitchen. Don’t forget to add garbage bags to your shopping list.

And to ensure a productive cleaning experience, make sure you are ready and you look the part. Choose cleaning clothes that are comfortable, like leggings or shorts to allow movement. Although leggings are known as fashionable items, there are comfortable leggings that can be used at home and when cleaning the house.

In short, it pays to take action, clean the house and maintain its cleanliness.  It may come at an extra work or cost, but it’s the one investment that you would like to consider not just for your home but for the family.

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Non-Toxic and Natural Cleaning Supplies Straight from the Kitchen

Non-Toxic and Natural Cleaning Supplies Straight from the Kitchen

When it comes to effective housekeeping, the common approach for many is to rely on a complete set of modern and expensive cleaning materials and ingredients like ammonia and bleach. Ammonia and bleach get the job done fast, but using these commercial cleaners always come at a cost. According to the American Lung Association, there are a number of popular cleaning products and agents that can affect one’s health. If not used properly, these commercial cleaning agents can irritate the eyes, cause headaches and pollute the environment. And the culprit? The presence of ammonia,bleach and other volatile organic compounds or VOCs in the cleaners and solutions. Some of these commercial products that contain these volatile substances are chlorine bleach, detergent, air fresheners and aerosol sprays. By using these products, the health of household members can be compromised, and the environment may get polluted. But you don’t need to suffer just to make sure your home is clean. There are non-toxic, natural and organic cleaners that can be found in your kitchen that can help you maintain the cleanliness of your home, without the usual health risks.

Natural Floor and Drain Cleaners

Did you know that apple cider vinegar can also work as a natural cleansing agent? Aside from its anti-bacterial qualities which works against acne, this kitchen ingredient can also work on cleaning and maintaining the drains and the floor. As a drain cleaner, simply combine 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup salt. Pour this mixture down the drain, rinsing it with water after 3 hours.

Highly rated vacuum cleaners are the most common devices used in cleaning wooden floors and floor infested by pet hair and furs. With a simple touch of the button, the vacuum cleaner can instantly collect the pesky dirt on the floor. But it is not every time that your vacuum cleaner can clean up all the dirt and grime on the floor and tiles. For persistent dirt and grime, you  can still use apple cider vinegar, combined with warm water.

Natural Glass Cleaner

Again, cider vinegar serves as a critical element when mixing a solution to work as a natural glass cleaner. To make this natural glass cleaner that can work on mirrors and windows, you’ll need 2 cups of water, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol and a drop or two of orange essential oil to keep the glass smelling fresh. Just combine all these ingredients before using on the dirty glass or windows. Spray the solution on a soft cloth first before applying it on the window or glass. Don’t try to apply this on the windows during a hot day since the mixture will dry out faster, and may leave ugly marks on the windows.

Who says you need to spend a fortune to keep your house clean? You just need to raid the kitchen and take a good look at what’s available. You will be surprised that the most effective cleaning agents can be found in the kitchen!

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