There are lots of different home improvement projects you can take on. If you really want to improve the worth and appearance of your home, however, the first place you are probably going to start is with a thorough cleaning. When you use "traditional" cleansers all you’re really doing is pumping a bunch of chemicals into the structure and air of your home.
Cleaning your house using cleaning methods that are green is one of the best home improvement methods. Some of the methods of green cleaning that you learn about in this article, can add to your home’s value.
Make your wardrobe clutter free. Some people will have mites and other types of bugs in their clothing, especially if it is in a sealed area. Producing mold may also be a possibility as a result. Storing the clothes can also be problematic as mothballs don’t always keep out the moths. Go through your closet and donate what has been gently used. If you have close that are exceptionally worn, you can use those for rags after tearing them up. Instead of using mothballs, you can use something more natural like cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, and cloves. This will make your residence more environmentally sound. Your home will be virtually clutter free. You’ll also reduce the chances of unwanted pests invading to nestle in amongst your favorite sweaters.
A drain shield can keep your drains from getting clogged up, so then you won’t need cleaners filled with chemicals to unclog them. They are very inexpensive, and come in various sizes, which should fit your drain. If you have ever used a cooking strainer, you know what their mesh resembles.
You put them into the mouth of your drains and they catch the hair and other solids that might have otherwise been washed down and caused a buildup in your pipes. If you also pour some vinegar and baking soda down the pipes, they will be whistle clean. Vinegar and baking soda are both good for the environment, and the one cleans the gunk and the other washes it down.
Your home can become a literal green home by bringing in a bunch of green plants. You will brighten up the environment by adding houseplants, but it does more than that. The air gets really dirty, but plants can keep it clean. For the best air cleansing properties, plant (or bring in some already grown) spider plants, peace lilies, rubber plants (not plants made out of rubber, those are something else), or some English Ivy. These plants are miracle workers by exchanging toxins in the air, and giving off oxygen instead. How many plants you will need is dependent on the size of your house, but more is better than less. When you are thinking about buying an air purifier, get some plants instead, because they do a better job. We hope that you have enjoyed this article and that you have seen several ways that you can go green instead of using chemically-based cleansers. Never forget that every home improvement project (no matter what your budget) starts with a thorough cleaning. The best kind of cleaning you can do for your health and the structural integrity of your home is green cleaning. You can use these tips – get started right away!