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How to GREEN your cleaning routine?

by Well Polished Cheltenham, Oct 2019
  1. Use green cleaning products
    There are many products on the market now that are non-toxic, biodegradable, and made from renewable resources (not petroleum).
  2. Avoid poor indoor air quality
    It is not uncommon for the air inside a home or office to be more toxic than the air outside. Keeping windows open as often as possible allows fresh air in and keeps toxins flowing out. This is especially important when cleaning your home.
  3. Be careful with antibacterial cleaners
    The FDA has found that antibacterial soaps and hand cleansers do not work better than regular soap and water, and should be avoided.
  4. Help your home smell baking soda-licious
    Baking soda not only removes those strange smells coming from your fridge, it’s also a great odor-eliminator for your carpet. Just sprinkle on a little baking soda to soak up some of those odours and then hoover it up.
  5. Clean your indoor air naturally
    Skip the store-bought air fresheners and instead try boiling cinnamon, cloves, or any other herbs you have a fondness for. Fresh chocolate chip cookies also have been known to create a friendly aroma.
  6. Toss toxic cleaners carefully
    When replacing your cleaning products, don’t just throw the old ones in the trash. If they’re too toxic for your home, they won’t be good for the drain or the landfill either.
  7. Avoid conventional dry cleaners
    Conventional dry cleaners are the largest users of the industrial solvent called Perchloroethylene, or perc, which is toxic to humans and also creates smog.
  8. Leave the toxins at the door
    Imagine what’s on your shoes at the end of the day. Bringing that oil, antifreeze, animal waste, particulate pollution, pollen, and who knows what else into the house is not good news, especially for kids and other critters that spend time on floor level. Keep the sidewalk out of your home with a good doormat or a shoeless house policy.
  9. Design with clean in mind
    Designing houses and other building with cleanability in mind can create spaces that are cleaner, healthier, and require fewer substances to maintain.
  10. Direct your Well Polished cleaner
    The tailored service we offer means that your cleaner WILL clean the way YOU like it. So if you decide to go green, let us know and we will ensure to follow suit when helping in your home.