Happy Almost Spring!
I can’t believe spring is almost here. Whether the temps feel warmer or not, we all know what spring means… DEEP CLEANING! You may think it sounds strange, but I get some sort of weird joy out of cleaning. It may be something I get from my mother or it could be just the sense of accomplishment and peace I get when it’s all done. The cleanliness may not last long, but for that one
night, hour, minute that it is clean, I can relax.
For the next few weeks I will be posting numerous cleaning recipes you can make for your own home. Here are my reasons for doing so and should be yours as well!
Here are the only ingredients you’ll need for cleaning your whole house:
- Baking Soda
- Washing Soda
- Essential oil of your choice (optional)
Reasons why I started making my cleaners:
1. Saves you a ridiculous amount of money. So much that you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
2. You can create your own scents. This I love because I hate all my sprays smelling differently. I want one scent so my house doesn’t smell like a candle store.
3. Improves your allergies (Ask my forever sneezing hubby).
4. I don’t have to buy 10 gazillion cleaners to clean every different surface.
5. Everything is all-natural, so the kids won’t be in any danger. Even better, you can have THEM help you clean and not worry about harming them.
6. It keeps the air you breathe clean. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,air quality inside many homes can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air just outside our homes. The usual store-bought cleaners play a huge role in this.
7. I get to put all my cleaners in the same pretty little spray bottle (if you’re OCD like me, I bet you’re daydreaming about this right now). And you can make your own cute labels.
8. It’s eco-friendly. You’re not throwing away the containers when you’re done.
9. Everything you touch is ingested through your skin. Would you want to take in all those chemicals?
10. You won’t have to worry about inhaling any toxic chemicals when you’re preggers.
11. They’re just as effective if not more effective than store-bought cleaners.
How to switch to non-toxic cleaning
I recommend replacing your traditional cleaners as you use them up. But if you really feel weird about keeping these chemicals in your home, go ahead and get rid of them. Check your city’s website for any “hazardous waste disposal days,” when you can drop off the cleaners and they can dispose of them correctly.
If you’re ready to dive in further and want more cleaning ideas follow me on Pinterest. I have a whole board dedicated to cleaning. (yes, it may be an addiction, but my husband doesn’t seem to mind)