Well, it’s nearly spring. In many parts of the country, some people are just starting to see nicer weather (although it’s been pretty mild here in Texas). Most of us will be giving our homes a deep cleaning this time of year. Here are a few tips from personal experience that might help.
1. Organize those closets – For a light and airy feel to your home, clean out those spot where items seem to “just end up.” Get rid of unused clothes and accessories (donate them!). This will make getting ready easier in the morning, too.
2. Sanitize your sink – Most of the dirty kitchen items go through the sink, which means it can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Give it a good scrub with hot water, soap and a sturdy (new) sponge. Then, spray it with vinegar and then hydrogen peroxide. Let it sit for an hour and then buff it with a soft cloth.
3. Clean out that dishwasher – Your dishes may come out clean, but the machine itself can be quite filthy. Make a paste out of some Rockin’ Green, soak a rag and wipe out the inside of your dishwasher. Make sure to get any stuck-on food stains.
4. De-odorize your garbage disposal – This is another spot most people never clean. Slice up a lemon as if you were making drinks (save a piece for yourself for an after-cleaning drink!). Drop the lemons, some salt and some ice cubes down into your disposal and run it until it’s clear. The lemon clears the smell and the salt and ice clean leftover residue.
5. Never spring clean all at once – It’s called “spring cleaning” because we do it when the weather gets nice, but also because it should take all spring. Doing all your cleaning in a single day is just not practical for anyone with a family. Create a schedule of tackling a section of the house each weekend.
6. Start at the top – I hear about people making the mistake of re-cleaning all the time. Always start at the top of your home and work your way down. If your ceiling needs a wash, start there. Then do your windows and walls, your furniture, and finally your floors.
7. Wash that pet bedding – Many people don’t think about washing their pet bedding as often as they should, but these items are often the source of some of the long-lasting odor you might smell in your home. Wash it in our Active Wear detergent (beds, blankets and even toys) for a strong and safe clean.
Written by Kim Webb, CEO and Founder of Rockin’ Green Soap
Finally it’s cool to be GREEN! Rockin’ Green is made for families that care about taking care of themselves and the Earth. As a mom Kim was fed up with the empty promises of “green” cleaning products that were not delivering what they promised… So she invented Rockin’ Green! We can all do our part for the environment while doing something good for ourselves. All of our organic cleaning products are biodegradable, and gluten and vegan friendly. They don’t contain phosphates, SLS, Parabens, or optical brighteners. All of our packaging is made from recycled materials.
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