Beckoned to Naturally Spring Clean
As the temperatures warming up and the days become longer spring beckons us to clean the dark, dusty corners of our homes.
Learning ways to naturally spring clean our home can make a big difference. When in comes chemical exposure in our modern world, we, unfortunately, cannot avoid them altogether. In fact, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) a non-profit organization focused on environmental and public health reports that the average household contains 62 known toxic chemicals.
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Simplicity is Satisfaction
10 years ago I began the journey to natural living. Over time I’ve found that keeping things simple not only is safer for my family but gives me a greater sense of satisfaction. I will admit, I was a little intimidated to make my own natural cleaners. But, once I began, I was surprised at how well each worked. All it takes is a handful of natural cleaning staples and a little trial and error.
3 Day Plan to Naturally Spring Clean
This week I’m sharing Clever Strategies to Naturally Spring Clean over the course of 3 days. Today is Day 1 and we’re going to tackle the largest surface in our homes – the floors! There’s nothing like carpets that feel lush and floors the shine all by your own handy work.
Start with a spot treatment on the rugs and carpet. Begin by testing a small area with my easy Natural Carpet Stain Remover. Spray carpet stains and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Then add a small amount of warm water as needed and scrub the stain. Wipe clean with a microfiber or moisture absorbing cloth. I’ve used it on new and old stains with great success!
Refresh and Revive
I’ve got the best solution ever to refresh and revive carpets and rugs! What smells amazing, cleans without toxic chemicals, and lifts odors instead of masking them? Essential oils and baking soda my friends. Yep, that’s all you need. But, first, go the extra mile and use a window squeegee to scrape the top of carpet and rugs to remove hidden pet hair, fuzz, and the unknown. Then sprinkle on the Odor Eliminating Carpet Refresh Powder, the perfect solution to keeping carpets fresh!
Make Em’ Shine
After you’ve conquered the carpets and rug turn your conquest to wood and tile floors. Sweep, mop, and polish away! One of my favorite natural cleaning methods is floor cleaning wipes. Not only do I replace toxic household chemicals using a natural solution with this method. I also get to cut down on paper waste. Find it in my No-Nonsense Natural Bathroom Cleaning, That Work book.
Are ready to take the plunge and naturally spring clean without chemicals? Join me tomorrow as we tackle the microwave and oven!
Not ready to make your own cleaners? Then grab a free 5 piece Mrs. Meyer’s natural cleaning kit from the Grove Collaborative.