3 Ecofriendly Housecleaning Tips

If you’re thinking about selling your house, cleaning the property will make a good first impression on buyers and help them better imagine themselves living in the home. But with environmental threats increasing with each passing day, many homeowners are understandably concerned about the eco-friendliness of the cleaning products and methods they utilize. Here are a few sustainable cleaning tips to help you prepare to sell your house.

What Are Some Sustainable Ways to Clean Your Home?

1. Make Vinegar a Cleaning Staple

There is a virtually endless selection of chemical-based cleaning supplies on the market today, with many designed for specific purposes, but you really only need one—and it’s likely something you already have in the pantry. White vinegar is nontoxic and ecofriendly and is safe to use on almost every surface. Use a ratio of one part vinegar to one part water, mix in a spray bottle, and apply to surfaces, windows, and appliances for a deep, chemical-free shine.

2. Recycle Your Toothbrushes & Nailbrushes

Give old toothbrushes and nailbrushes a second life as cleaning tools. Their bristles are firm enough to remove stubborn, caked-on grime, but soft enough to avoid scratching and damaging most surfaces. Let everyone in the household know that they shouldn’t throw out their old tooth or nail brushes and keep the supply easily accessible with your cleaning products.

3. Forgo the Paper Towels

Each year, the United States produces 3,000 tons of paper towel waste. This consumes precious landfill space—not to mention the 51,000 trees that are required each day to replace the number of discarded paper towels. So, aim to minimize your paper towel use as much as possible. Instead, use towels and rags; recycle old sheets and clothing; and invest in reusable paper towels made of bamboo.

By following these pointers, you will reduce the environmental impact of your cleaning practices. When you’re in the market to sell your house, contact Lawrence Realty. Since 1948, they have been serving the Red Wing, MN, area. Their real estate agents will guide you at every step of the buying or selling process. Call (651) 388-4745 to schedule a consultation or visit their website to explore their residential and commercial real estate listings.

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