Green Cleaning Tips
Published on: June 17, 2010
At Spotless Cleaning Chicago we use Eco-Friendly products from Melaleuca. These products are non-toxic, biodegradable, and made from renewable resources. They are sold in concentrated bottles to reduce plastic waste. When we were starting up our, we wanted to be the best Chicago Cleaning Service. We spent countless hours and dollars testing out products in our own homes. Most green cleaning products simply did not clean well. If you want a homemade all purpose cleaner mix some warm water, vinegar, and baking soda. Baking soda also works well to remove odors in carpets and refrigerators. According to several sources tea leaf oil is one of the best green cleaning ingredients available. This tea tree oil is known as “Melaleuca Oil” and is only found in eastern Australia.
During a regular house cleaning one of the major sources of waste is paper towels. We use specialty microfiber towels for most surfaces and wash them with an eco friendly detergent. For windows and glass we use specialty huck towels. This allows us to reduce our footprint and waste. As a Chicago Maid Service our Housekeepers would have to go through lots of paper towel rolls if we didn’t use reusable microfiber and huck towels. If you are like most of us with a busy schedule, then your best bet is to employ a green Chicago Cleaning Service. Let’s be honest, how many of us are actually going to take the time to learn how to make optimal green cleaning products on our own. Unfortunately, most eco-friendly products found on store shelves just don’t cut it. In many cases they even dare charge extra when at times it is even cheaper to make eco-friendly products. Talk about tipping the economics against a green planet.
Designing spaces with the planet in mind could reduce your footprint. The less clutter and simpler the space is the less cleaning products and time will be used to keep the area clean. This will also help keep your professional Housekeeping bill lower if you employ one. As they say… a cluttered space is a cluttered mind, so there are multiple benefits.
Don’t let toxic chemicals and particles get past the door. The bottom of your shoes get to see lots of unwanted materials such as pet waste, car oil, and the list goes on. Keep a doormat near the door and a pair of shoes/sandals for indoor use only. This is even more important if you have small children. This will help maintain your floors clean in between your professional Housekeeping Services. It sure would be nice to have a Chicago Cleaning Service come by every day, but luckily there are small steps we can take for the in between cleanings.
As always if you have any questions feel free to contact us www.SpotlessCleaningChicago.com or (888) 498-MAID.