Green Cleaning Tips from Petaluma Movers
Hello Petaluma movers, congratulations on your upcoming move. Since we’re on the topic of moving, can you think of anything more gross and disheartening than walking into a dirty house?
Indeed, filthy flooring, dingy cabinets, grease filled ovens, and mold covered refrigerator shelves can make you feel like turning around and running out the front door. Keep reading for earth-friendly cleaning tips that will have your kitchen feeling like home in no time.
Choose Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Supplies
The key to green cleaning is using earth-friendly products. Avoid products that contain ingredients like bleach, ammonia, surfactants, phthalates, and phosphate. Check out EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning for help in choosing environmentally friendly cleaning products.
In general, you can’t go too far wrong if you copy your Grandmother’s tricks for maintaining a clean kitchen. You can clean your way to a spotless kitchen with such good for the earth things like vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and castile soap.
Tip #1: Refrigerator
Cleaning experts suggest that the first thing that you should do when you move into your new home is clean the refrigerator. Tidying up the refrigerator makes perfect sense as you’re most likely going to use it soon after you arrive. On the bright side, it’s much easier to scrub an empty refrigerator. Do this for a sparkling clean and fresh smelling refrigerator:
- Soak shelves and drawers in hot soapy water
- Scrub the interior with hot water and your favorite natural liquid soap
- Use a mixture of baking soda and water to eliminate stains
Tip #2: Kitchen Cabinets
The kitchen cabinets accumulate an astonishing amount of grease, grime, and germs and, as with the empty refrigerator, it’s better to tackle the deep cleaning with empty cabinets. Your favorite natural soap liquid is your best friend when it comes to cabinet cleaning. After you go the trouble of cleaning them, line each cabinet with a non-toxic material. Many people recommend cork as an all natural cabinet liner.
Tip #3: Oven
Have you ever wondered if your spray on oven cleaner is good for the environment? Chances are if you’re using one of the oven cleaners that lines that shelves of the local supermarket the answer is no. Typical commercial oven cleaning products contain a host of toxic and caustic ingredients that are in no way safe for the environment and your family.
The good news is that there are excellent alternatives to the toxic oven cleaning products that currently dominate the market. For example, Organic Lifestyle suggests using baking soda and vinegar to clean your oven. While it’s true that many of the natural oven cleaning methods might require a little bit of elbow grease to work effectively, the benefits to the environment are well worth the time that you’ll spend with your head in the oven while you’re scrubbing away the grease and baked on food.
Lastly, with so many earth-friendly cleaning products and readily available information on how to make environmentally friendly choices in your home, it’s never been easier to keep a clean, green kitchen. Good Green Moving also believes in protecting our planet, and we make an environmentally responsible choice in everything that we do as a business. CONTACT us for caring and professional service with all of your moving needs today.