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Green Is the New Black: Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning

By: Jessica Urgiles-- 2015-04-17 4:44 pm --

Spring is here! The season brings sunshine and warmer weather, but with it comes the dreaded task of spring cleaning. Dedicating a weekend to cleaning and organizing your home is worth it, but using the wrong products can be harmful to your health and the environment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that cleaning products are one of the most common causes of poisoning among children and adults. The chemicals in them can cause allergic reactions, many contain carcinogens and caustic cleaning supplies (such as toilet cleaners) are known to be deadly to pets.

Cleaning can be done without supplies that use harsh chemicals and they’re better for the environment, too. Buying these cleaning supplies in wholesale will ensure a happy and clean home this spring and beyond. Here’s how to spring clean your way to a spotless home without using harmful toxins and chemicals:

Windows

  • Using environmentally-friendly glass cleaners is easy. Earth Choice, made by Natures Organics, makes an array of products that are both safe for the environment and cruelty-free. Natures Organics products are not tested on animals and don’t contain any animal ingredients.

Cleaning Cloths

  • Green cleaning cloths, such as GLEEN’s microfiber cloths, remove dirt, grease and bacteria by simply adding water. Old t-shirts can be used with natural glass cleaners as an economical alternative.

Kitchen & Bathrooms

  • You can  make your own eco-friendly cleaning supplies with kits, such as the OurHouse sanitizing kit. Or you can use products you likely already have at home to make your own cleaning solutions from scratch. Baking soda and warm water make for a great all-purpose cleaner that can be used on kitchen counters and appliances. A solution of equal parts vinegar and water cleans even the dirtiest bathtubs and toilets.

Batteries

  • Replacing batteries is one of the most mundane tasks of spring cleaning, but it’s an important step to keep potentially life-saving devices, such as fire alarms, working properly. While most batteries are considered safe for landfills, rechargeable batteries are still the superior option. Most can be recharged up to hundreds of times, making them a worthwhile investment. Buying wholesale batteries is a terrific way to avoid the overcharge on batteries at your local store’s checkout.

Trash

  • Once your spring cleaning is done, dispose of your trash using compostable trash bags. Compostable bags degrade in 10 to 45 days in commercial compost — as opposed to the 10 to 20 years it takes for plastic bags to decompose.

Ready to get started? Listen to our Spotify spring cleaning playlist below for songs to keep you motivated while you clean! Remember, wholesale cleaning supplies are the most economical way to clean. Add our wholesale green cleaners and you’ve got a big winner!