Be Good to the Planet – How to Best Take Care of Your Home, Eco-Friendly Style
Skip Store Brand Cleaning Products Whenever Possible
There’s something comforting about going into a supermarket, and being able to pick from a dozen different cleaning products. It’s nice to have a choice about which stain remover, flea eliminator or toilet cleaner to use, isn’t it? That is, until you look at the fine print and notice that all of these convenient cleaning products in question are harmful to the health of your home.
When it comes to your family’s health, nothing is more important than the state of your furniture and flooring. And, nothing can harm the health of your loved ones more quickly than a toxic (but oh-so-convenient!) store bought home cleaner. Save yourself the hassle, and make some do-it-yourself cleaners, instead.
Make Your Own Bleach
Store bought bleach can contains harmful ingredients to your family’s health. Here’s a great way to keep your home free of mayhem and mildew: combine 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice, with ¾ cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. Add about ten drops of lavender oil (lemon is a good choice too) and mix well. This do-it-yourself mixture is a great way to have bleach on hand whenever you need it. It makes 4 litres and perfect for those bathroom spills and stains you need to clean up, pronto!
The Dilly-O on Do-It-Yourself Disinfectant
There’s something about having a do-it-yourself disinfectant on hand that just makes you feel like a supermom (or superdad!) It’s cheap to do and lasts longer than the store bought brand. Here’s how to get it done: you’ll need a spray bottle and some ingredients that you already have on hand.
Mix together 2 cups of cold water, 20 drops of tea tree oil, 1 teaspoon of dish soap and ½ cup of white vinegar. Pour all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake vigorously. Done!
Eco-friendly Carpet Cleaning
An eco-friendly home is a happy home and that’s the bottom line. Why spend money on toxic products that harm your family’s health, when you can take back the control of your family’s health in your own hands – with a healthy home? Chem-Dry developed our proprietary carbonated cleaning solution, The Natural®, at the onset of the environmental movement. The Natural is green-certified and is one of the purest carpet cleaning solutions available, using ingredients taken straight from Mother Nature to make your carpets fresh and clean again.
Need a jump start on clean carpets, rugs and upholstery? Make an appointment with your local Chem-Dry operator today, the world’s leading carpet cleaning professionals!