When you are cleaning your home, you want all of your products to not only do the job well, but leave your home spotlessly beautiful. Elegant. Sparkling. Perfection. Plus, it’s not too much to ask for you to choose environmentally friendly cleaning methods, is it? At Keep It Up, we specialize in eco-friendly cleaning for a home you can feel proud of. Let’s look at a few of the best luxe green cleaning tips that you can use on your own during the times in between our Keep It Up professional cleanings.
#1: Invest in Your Air Quality
The quality of the air in your home is very important. You want it to be clean because poor air quality contributes to allergen problems for you and your children, and even your pets can suffer. There are air filtration systems that essentially “scrub the air” so that it’s better for your family to breathe.
Tip #2: Use Organic or Plant-based Cleaning Products
Chemicals in your cleaning products aren’t always safe and eco-friendly. Ideally, you want to use organic cleaning products or even make your own. Some ingredients that are used in all-natural cleaning products are simple items like vinegar, citrus extract, baking soda and even good old-fashioned borax. This is especially important if you have young children around who touch all kinds of surfaces with their hands and inevitably put those little hands into their mouths.
Tip #3: Use Cloth Towels to Clean
Try not to use paper towels to clean. They are killing the environment and going into landfills at an alarming rate. Instead, invest in some high-quality cotton or microfiber towels that you can wash and reuse again and again. Plus, compared to wasteful paper towels, the texture of a good white towel makes it much better at scrubbing all kinds of surfaces.
Tip #4: Upgrade Your Laundry Units
There are great new laundry machines that have all kinds of environmental benefits. One of the very best is a washer without an agitator. This allows you to do larger loads of laundry that take less time. How luxe is that? Very.