Keep Your New Home Clean With These Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

When you move into a new home, the likelihood is that the previous occupants undertook a thorough clean before they departed. Now comes the hard work of keeping it that way!

Nobody likes to spend time cleaning when they could be doing more interesting and entertaining things, but it’s a job that just has to be done. Here are a few eco-friendly ways that you can help to keep your new residence spotlessly clean.

Make Your Own Cleaning Solutions

Sure, cleaning products are readily available in stores but often they are filled with harmful chemicals. Did you know that you can make your own eco-friendly cleaning solutions with items straight out of your kitchen cupboards?

There are plenty of places on the internet willing to tell you how to make your own, chemical-free cleaning products using natural ingredients such as baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice.

Don’t Bring the Dust with You!

It’s likely over time that your rugs and throws have become saturated with dust and other microbes. If you don’t want your new home to become instantly dusty, then have your rugs, carpets and throws steamed before you move. In addition, have any fitted carpets at your new home steam cleaned before you move in.

If you do find that dust is a problem at your new residence, then don’t make the mistake of using feather dusters as they simply shift the dust from one place to another! A damp microfiber cloth is the best way of providing a permanent solution to the issue of dust in your new home.

Improve the Quality of the Air in Your Home with Natural Ingredients

New houses that have been left vacant awhile can smell stale, and your go-to solution for eliminating stale air or other unwanted odors may be to purchase a room deodorizer. These, however, simply mask unpleasant smells without removing them.

If you can, ‘air’ your new residence by opening all the windows so that stale air can escape, and fresh air can enter. You can also make your new home smell pleasant with ingredients provided by nature. Place lavender oil in a bowl of water and place on a radiator or make your own air freshener by simmering cloves and cinnamon in water and then applying via a spray bottle once cooled.

If you are planning to move soon, and you want to hire the services of a confident and professional moving company, then please contact us here at Capitol Moving and Storage. We can be contacted by phone at (860) 415-4400, or you can use the online contact form that’s available via our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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