7 eco-friendly house cleaning tips to refresh your home

7 Eco-Friendly House Cleaning Tips To Refresh Your Home

A long time ago, when there were no made-made things available. People had more effective cleaning ways to refresh their homes. Let’s go back in time to look at some green cleaning tips and tricks that still work and do not take much longer than modern cleaning methods. 

Modern cleaning products are not only toxic for the environment but they are also noxious for human beings. Some carpets and upholstery cleaners contain carcinogens (a deadly chemical to cause cancer). It is just one example, there are many more unknown yet harmful chemicals present in modern age products. We are not discouraging you from not using them, just avoid using products that are harmful to your health and the environment. 

You can use the alternatives suggested below to stay eco-friendly as well as healthy.

Eco-Friendly House Cleaning Tips


1. Use Cloth Towels

Almost 13 billion pounds of paper towels are disposed of every year in the USA. It becomes a huge number when it is measured in terms of its impact on the environment. Therefore, it is suggested to use cloth towels for cleaning purposes. They are not only environment friendly, but they also do not get harsh to your skin and help you retain the smoothness of your body.

Use Cloth Towels

2. Utilise Vinegar And Baking Soda For Cleaning Supplies

Vinegar and baking soda are the cleaning sorcerers. They work well for cleaning purposes. Even more sustainable than other modern products. Their non-toxic properties are the major attraction of all environmentalists. 

Here are some ways you can use baking soda and vinegar as cleaning essentials:

  • You can use vinegar to clean molds, mildew build-ups, and scums. Vinegar is commonly used to clean bathroom and kitchen sinks. Moreover, you can use soda to scrub the molds.
  • Mix water in vinegar and see the magic of the solution on the floor, windows, and grout.
  • Clean the microwave by boiling a mixture of vinegar and water. The moment steam forms, it will be easier for you to clean up the residuals.
  • Use soda to clean off the residues of pans and pots.
  • If you have some odor issues, you can use baking soda as it has odor-absorbing properties. Put a box of baking soda in the place where you feel.
  • You can use baking soda to clean the grimy surfaces of your home.

3. DIY Products For Cleaning

The best part of making DIY cleaning products is that you know what ingredients your final output has. There are many cleaning products you can make on your own.

We will tell you how to make the all-purpose cleaner.

  • ¾ cup hydrogen peroxide
  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 20 drops essential oil
  • 10 drops tea tree oil
  • 1tsp non-fragrant liquid castile soap

Mix everything and the solution could be the best all-purpose cleaner. 

DIY Products For Cleaning

4. Use Lemons For Utensil Polishing

Lemons have anti-oxidant properties that are enough to keep your utensils shining and new all the time. Just put 4-5 drops of lemon juice, add a little bit of salt on the utensil and scrub it with the sponge. 

This mixture works well on steel and metals. So if you were looking for something to maintain the shine of your utensils, you have got the answer here.

5. Re-Use Creatively

Well, nothing could be much better than reusing. It reduces the production of extra supplies. The resources will not be wasted. Usually, people think just another set of jars won’t make any difference.

It is one of the easiest yet impactful environment-friendly steps if you can utilize something creatively for repurposing. Also, it saves your hard-earned money.  

Re-Use Creatively

6. Use Natural Fragrances

Modern room fresheners have chemicals that may harm your health and affect your respiratory system. You can use natural essential oils and leaves to keep your room fragrant. They will give you an aroma that is paraffin wax-free. 

Additionally, keep your windows open to have ventilation in the home to reduce indoor pollution. The natural air will purify the room and make your home scented with natural fragrances (having a garden outside the home could be a plus point). 

7. Use Waste Paper And Magazines

We all get a lot of magazines that become trash after a while. Rather than putting them into the bin, utilize them first for cleaning windows and glasses of the home. It will reduce the extra paper you may require for glass cleaning.

Use Waste Paper and Magazines


As we already said modern age cleaning products include chemicals. You should keep a check on what you are buying. Check the ingredients and search about them on Google. If the product claims to be an eco-friendly product, check the number of organic ingredients and if they have any hazardous chemicals so do not buy them. 

Once you get to know your preferred products, it will not be a trouble to check, select, and buy. For more house cleaning tips, keep following our blog  and articles.


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