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Eco-friendly Kitchen Cleaning Products for Your Christiansburg Rental Property

Christiansburg Woman Cleaning the Kitchen with Organic ProductsEveryone seeks to have a clean kitchen. But, especially nowadays, it is imperative to know that not all of the cleaning products we use in our Christiansburg homes are safe for our environment. The happy news is that there are more eco-friendly cleaning products available at hand now more than ever before to make our kitchens sparkle. As it turns out, with just a few simple ingredients most people already have in their cupboards, you could surely make safe, effective, natural cleaning products that cost a fraction of store-bought brands that really work nearly as well or better.

There are quite a lot of very good arguments regarding the use of eco-friendly cleaning products in the kitchen. Harsh chemicals can be very harmful to your skin, eyes, nose, throat, and respiratory system. More than that, they lay a serious threat to any pets or sensitive members of the household. Over and above the negative effects on your health, a great number of store-bought cleaning products contain chemicals that can harm the environment as well. Toxic chemicals surely can just go straight from our kitchen drain into rivers, lakes, and groundwater, killing vegetation, polluting the soil, and poisoning fish and animals.

Eco-friendly products, on the contrary, utilize simple, non-toxic ingredients that are better for the environment. The annoyance is that not all brands that claim to be “natural” or “organic” are truly eco-friendly. There are few federal regulations that define which products can claim to be “natural.” More to the point, there are no regulations that require cleaning product manufacturers to list the ingredients in their products on their packaging.

What that means is that it depends greatly on the informed consumer to either do some research to find the truly eco-friendly brands of cleaning products available or make your own. In actual fact, some of the best eco-friendly cleaning products you can make or buy contain the same simple ingredients: white vinegar and baking soda. Used in a variety of combinations, these two pantry staples can tackle almost any mess your kitchen can produce. With some other well-liked, versatile cleaning supplies, you could most certainly clean your entire kitchen, floor to ceiling, without resorting to the harsh chemicals included in many store-bought brands.

By way of illustration, sealed wood, and tile floors can be cleaned and disinfected with just a little white vinegar, some warm water, and a mop or rag. Despite the fact that the smell of vinegar may not be all that pleasant, you could easily add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to make your kitchen smell great. The same thing applies equally to cleaning one of the messiest parts of your kitchen: inside the oven. Getting that burned-on gunk off your oven’s interior can be a difficult task. Except with a little baking soda, water, and some patience, you can use a baking soda paste to remove all that tough grime. For the best possible result, you may need to allow the baking soda paste to sit overnight before scrubbing.

Along the same lines, glass and shiny surfaces can also be cleaned with eco-friendly ingredients. To do so, you could possibly mix together some rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, corn starch, and water in a clean spray bottle. Then simply spray and wipe clean with a lint-free or microfiber cloth. It’s a great idea not to use paper towels to clean glass and shiny surfaces since they are not eco-friendly and also tend to leave streaks and bits of paper towel behind.

If making your own cleaning products still don’t seem quite inviting, there are quite a few eco-friendly options now available. Some of the more popular brands are, to name a few, Mrs. Meyer’s products, Bon Ami cleansers, and Method brand products. These and similar brands guarantee that their products are both safe and effective, not to mention eco-friendly. Several of these brands moreover utilize 100% postconsumer recycled plastics in their packaging.

Disregarding whether you decide to buy or make kitchen cleaning products, it is most likely that when you do start, you would never go back to harsh chemicals again. Not only will you protect yourself and your home, but also important, you would be doing your part for the environment, too.

If you’re, at the present time, looking for a rental home or just needing assistance managing your Christiansburg rental property, contact Real Property Management Insight at 540-998-6917 to have a chat with a very capable Christiansburg property manager today!

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