Everybody would prefer a clean kitchen. But at the present day, it is necessary to be aware that not all of the cleaning products we use in our Fort Lauderdale homes are safe for our environment. The good thing is that there are many eco-friendly cleaning products readily available to make our kitchens sparkle. In actuality, with the aid of a few simple ingredients most people already have in their cupboards, you can formulate safe, effective, natural cleaning products that only cost a fraction of store-bought brands but work just as hard.
There are many great reasons to use eco-friendly cleaning products in the kitchen. Harsh chemicals can be very harmful to your skin, eyes, nose, throat, and respiratory system. Additionally, they become a serious threat to any pets or sensitive members of the household. Notwithstanding the negative effects on your health, most store-bought cleaning products contain chemicals that can harm the environment as well. Toxic chemicals could escape out of our kitchen drains into rivers, lakes, and groundwater, killing vegetation, polluting the soil, and poisoning fish and animals.
Eco-friendly products, however, opt for simple, non-toxic ingredients that are better for the environment. The only drawback is that not all brands that claim to be “natural” or “organic” are truly eco-friendly. Passed are only a few federal regulations that define which products can claim to be “natural.” To add insult to injury, there are no regulations that require cleaning product manufacturers to list the ingredients in their products on their packaging.
This would mean that it is up to the informed consumer to decide on whether to do some research to find the truly eco-friendly brands of cleaning products available or make your own. In actuality, some of the best eco-friendly cleaning products you can make or buy contain the same simple ingredients: white vinegar and baking soda. Mixed in various ways, these two pantry staples can tackle almost any mess your kitchen can produce. And with the use of, versatile cleaning supplies, you can be able to clean your entire kitchen, floor to ceiling, without resorting to the harsh chemicals included in many store-bought brands.
As an example, sealed wood and tile floors can be cleaned and disinfected with just a little white vinegar, some warm water, and a mop or rag. While the smell of vinegar may not be all that pleasant, you can easily add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to make your kitchen smell great. This also is true for cleaning one of the messiest parts of your kitchen: inside the oven. Getting that burned-on gunk off your oven’s interior can be a difficult task. However, with a little baking soda, water, and some patience, you can use a baking soda paste to remove all that tough grime. To get positive results, you would need to allow the baking soda paste to sit overnight before scrubbing.
In the same vein, glass and shiny surfaces can also be cleaned with eco-friendly ingredients. To do so, be ready to mix together some rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, corn starch, and water in a clean spray bottle. Secondly, simply spray and wipe clean with a lint-free or microfiber cloth. Please remember not to use paper towels to clean glass and shiny surfaces since they are not eco-friendly and also tend to leave streaks and bits of paper towel behind.
Sometimes making your own cleaning products will never be possible, please note that there are quite a few eco-friendly options now available. Included in the list of the more popular brands are Mrs. Meyer’s products, Bon Ami cleansers, and Method brand products. These and similar brands guarantee that their products are both safe and effective, not to mention eco-friendly. A lot if not all of these brands even use 100% postconsumer recycled plastics in their packaging.
When you choose to buy or make kitchen cleaning products, it is likely that once you do, you will never go back to harsh chemicals again. You will not only be caring for yourself and your rental property, but you will be doing your part for the environment, too.
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