It’s difficult to ignore the rising concerns over what is actually in the food and the other items we use in and around our homes where our children play and families hang out.

We all want to avoid further damage to the environment and these days that means going beyond using energy saving light bulbs. We all want to do our bit but does it have to cost so much? The answer is: no, it doesn’t.

We have been looking at ways we can cut the cost of protecting the environment from harsh chemical cleaning products and below is a short list of easy-to-do things that will help you to care for the environment whilst also caring for your family and the housekeeping budget.

  1. Clean an oven without chemicals

Create a simple paste with a blend of baking soda with water and spread it over the bottom of your oven. For a clean oven without the worrisome chemicals wipe the paste off after a few hours.

  1. Avoid the pricey magic erasers

Bulk buy melamine sponge and avoid the high prices that come with branded magic erasers. The savings you can find by buying in bulk can make a significant impact on your household or business budget.

  1. Mix your own Scouring Powder

Sounds like a tough job? No, it’s easy. 2 parts baking soda; 1 part salt; 1 part borax substitute. Mix it together for your very own scouring powder and for the peace of mind that comes with knowing exactly what is in your cleaning product.

Also you will find your homemade scouring powder made from the above will be quite effective at getting through the tough stains.

  1. Make the change to Microfiber

Try out microfiber cloths and mops on the surfaces in your home and you will find yourself not only cutting down significantly on the cost of keeping your home clean but also cutting the use of chemicals in your home. All you need is to get your hands on some inexpensive microfiber cloths and mops and simply use them with water on surfaces around your home to keep them clean.

  1. Use Vinegar to clean windows and more

Using vinegar and citrus peel you can create your own solution to clean windows to a shine and disinfect surfaces around your home.

Fill a container with citrus peel and then cover with undiluted white vinegar. Let the mixture stew for up to a couple of weeks, at least a few days if you’re in a hurry. When you’re ready scoop out the citrus peel and use the vinegar to clean surfaces around your home including windows, floors and counters.

So particularly as we head towards the Christmas and holiday season, see what household goodies you can get hold of and start getting stuck into some natural-cleaning around your home – also a great way involve others and family.

Contact Easy Cleaners for more cleaning tricks and tips.