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  • Date Submitted: 10/07/2011 06:25 AM
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If you’d like to be more environmentally friendly, changing the way you clean is one of the easiest things to do. You can easily change your cleaning habits to reflect an eco-friendly mindset without sacrificing sanitation. Here are just a few ideas that you could implement in your home.Start using green cleaners. It’s easy to find cleaners that are non-toxic, made from plant-based substances and are biodegradable. Plant-based green cleaners usually have pleasant, natural oils like coconut or palm kernel. Whether you want a cleaner that is scented, fragrance free or pH-neutral, you can choose from many options. Since these substances come from nature you know they won’t damage your family or home.Second, make your air quality better. Typical cleaners can emit harsh chemicals and scents that bother your eyes, sinuses or skin. Another airborne pollutant is the many allergens like dust and dander that linger in the air. The chemicals in many aerosol air fresheners or candles can exacerbate the problems. Instead of aerosol cans, consider other spray cleaners that are gentler and more environmentally friendly. Baking soda is also an effective odor-eliminator for refrigerators as well as on carpets when vacuuming. For filtering your air, consider growing a broad green leaf plant or Peace Lilies indoors.Keep your floors thoroughly clean. It can be hard to keep floors clean with constant foot traffic. Not only does foot traffic bring in dirt, but it also brings outdoor pollutants and toxins into your home. A good way to help the problem is to have quality doormats at your doors. An even better way to alleviate the problem is to institute a no-shoe policy indoors.Environmentally-friendly cleaning at home can begin with some of these ideas, but they certainly aren’t the only ones. Limiting your use of antibacterial cleaners and getting rid of toxic cleaners safely are just a couple of ways to make a difference. Seek out some green websites and articles if you want to learn...

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