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Easy Ways to Keep A Clean Home

February 01, 2013

Don’t have enough time in your day to clean ?  Don’t like to clean?  Then these tips are for you!

Here are some  of the easiest things to do to help keep your home clean and germ-free:

One of the simplest things you can do to reduce the dirt coming into your home is to put a solid shoe scraper matt at each entry point of your home. Reducing dust and dirt from your shoes will reduce the number of times you need to clean the floors and carpets. 

Clean the air in your home with plants.  Many indoor plants have been proven to remove harmful volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) from indoor air.  This way your home will smell cleaner, which can also improve your physical health and well-being.  The asparagus fern (Asparagus densiflorus), English ivy (Hedera helix), waxy leaved plant (Hoya carnosa), the purple waffle plant (Hemigraphis alternate) and the purple heart plant (Tradescantia pallida) have all been proven to clean indoor air.  

Throw away old those rags and sponges and use microfiber cloths to clean instead!  With microfiber cloths you can also skip cleaning products and paper towels altogether. Microfiber cloths are made from a polyester and nylon blend that grabs and holds dust, dirt and grime. The cloths can hold six times their weight in water! Microfiber cloths are also eco-friendly because they reduce water usage, reduce the use of cleaning products, paper towels, and other disposables used for cleaning, and they thoroughly remove dust, allergens and bacteria.

Remove toxic products from your home.  Get rid of the oven cleaner, the furniture polish and the bleach.  Believe it or not, small amounts of toxic chemicals leak out of these cleaners which can float around the air in your kitchen. 


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