Having a clean home is essential for our well-being and for our health. Having a ventilated and dust-free home makes us breathe better. On the other hand, having a tidy house gives us the comfort of being able to move around better and avoiding bumps or slips. For these reasons, you have to look for the most efficient and ecological way to clean and tidy your home.
1. Tidy up the house and get rid of what no longer serves
A tidy house is much easier to clean than a messy house. In homes we have things like books, toys, and clothes that can accumulate a lot of dust. Having these objects in drawers or boxes will prevent them from collecting dust and, on the other hand, it will always be much easier to clean the dust that is outside a box, than to clean the dust from each of the objects that would be in the house if we did not put them in the box.
Another thing we should do is donate or throw away everything that we no longer use, because it ends up occupying, unnecessarily, a space that we can leave free so that the house is more spacious or that we can use for put something that has a utility.
2. Think about the order to clean the house
A plan should be made to clean the house in an efficient order. Cleaning in an orderly fashion reduces the time we spend cleaning. It is advisable to start with the most complicated areas and those that we use the most.
3. Follow cleaning product instructions
You have to be efficient when cleaning, so you have to read the labels of the products carefully so as not to spend more product than necessary. If we follow the instructions, the cleaning will be done correctly and we will save.
Sometimes we throw away things that can get a second life. Some clothes we don’t use, we can use to clean wood or glass, toothbrushes are also used to clean small or narrow areas.
5. Steam cleaning
Steam mops kill 99.99% of germs, bacteria and viruses and only need water. Thanks to steam cleaning, you avoid using chemicals or products with plastic containers. Steam cleaning is perfect because in addition to not having to use detergent, there are a variety of different products that adapt to your needs and those of your home. From brooms or steam guns to vacuum cleaners.
6. Homemade substitutes and disinfectants
There are natural recipes for making your own disinfectants. On the other hand, there are many natural products such as vinegar or lemon that can replace chemical products.
Vinegar works great for removing mold, wax, odors, and some stains. When vinegar is used for cleaning, it should be diluted with hot or lukewarm water. Lemon is excellent against bacteria. Cornstarch (maizena) is useful for cleaning furniture and windows. Baking soda with water can be used to clean the floor. And there are natural soaps specially designed for cleaning.