It is true; we tend to become set in our ways. In fact, most people can look inside their homes and find that they recognize many of the products they buy as the same ones used by their parents, during their childhood years. It is not that these familiar products are necessarily better or even cheaper; it is just human habit of choosing what we know. Thankfully, the move toward green cleaning products is doing its part to make sure that our children see something far different, and safer, when they look around their homes a few decades from now.
Storage space is precious to homeowners. Having shelf after shelf of cleaning products takes up valuable real estate that families could utilize in far better ways. Instead, simple pantry items, like vinegar and baking soda, can form the basis of a complete arsenal of powerful home cleaning products. Even better, these green cleaners are non-toxic and won’t need to be stored under lock and key for safety around kids and pets.
Green is Easy on Your Wallet
Commercial cleaning products, especially the brand names that we grew up with, can be quite expensive. Each one has a separate purpose, requiring us to purchase many different products. Most pantry items used for green cleaning are extremely affordable and available on most grocery or convenience store shelves.
Even better, each one will have many different uses in our homes. For example the same baking soda that is used for green cleaning can also be used in cooking, taken internally for indigestion, used as a natural toothpaste, and as a freshener for both laundry and litter boxes. How’s that for versatility?
Green is Easy on the Planet
Eco-friendly cleaning products are derived from plants or minerals and do not have long lists of harmful side effects. Most are so gentle that toddlers can help parents with the cleaning chores with no risk of accidental poisonings and skin irritations. These green cleaners will not harm pipes, ruin septic systems or pollute groundwater. Isn’t it time you went green?