eco housekeeping

Safe cleaning products Instead of chemical cleaners, use natural ones. Baking soda perfectly absorbs unpleasant odors and cleans any surface well. If you have clogged pipes, mix baking soda with vinegar, pour the solution into the pipe, leave for 15 minutes, and then rinse with hot water. Lemon juice can remove stains on clothes, give laundry a fresh scent, and even polish metal items. Dilute vinegar in water for an effective cleaner for glass, mirrors and hardwood floors. Fresh air Due to the high concentration of harmful substances, polluted indoor air can be 10 times more dangerous than outdoor air. Furniture, home decor, and cleaning products release formaldehyde and other carcinogens into the air. Products made of chipboard and MDF are not extremely environmentally friendly. To protect yourself from harmful substances, use eco-friendly paints, buy furniture and decor made from natural materials, install air purifiers, and ventilate your home regularly. Pure water Unless you live in a nature reserve, chances are your water contains chlorine, lead, and other harmful chemicals. Do not be lazy, take the water for chemical analysis and buy a filter that suits you. Beware of mold and mildew Mold and fungus appear in damp places and are very dangerous to health. If you have a basement, keep it free of standing water, clean your refrigerator regularly, and change air conditioner filters. A 3% hydrogen peroxide solution will help get rid of mold. Apply it with a toothbrush or sponge to the affected area and leave for 10 minutes, then thoroughly wash the surface with warm water and ventilate the room well. Don’t spread dust Dust mites are very annoying creatures. These tiny insects infest furniture, textiles, carpets and multiply very quickly. Substances contained in their excrement are very strong allergens. Regularly do wet cleaning at home, wash bed linen, towels and rugs once a week in hot water. And at least once a year, dry mattresses in the sun – ultraviolet rays kill dust mites and germs. Source: Translation: Lakshmi

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