Eco-Friendly Summer Cleaning For Beginners

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Eco-Friendly Summer Cleaning For Beginners
1 Oct

Eco-Friendly Summer Cleaning For Beginners

Eco-Friendly Summer Cleaning For Beginners

Summertime is a good time to clear out your home and allow the fresh air to come in. Summer cleaning may not be as big a task as spring cleaning but, it still requires a lot of time and effort. Add in the hassle of picking out the right cleaning products and tools and it can turn out to be more expensive than necessary. On top of that, many cleaning products are loaded with harmful chemicals that come with a wide array of health and environmental hazards. If you want to effectively clean your house without causing harm to yourself or the environment, I’ve come up with a few handy tips to get you started:

1- Substitute chemical products with lemon, white vinegar and baking soda

If you are looking for eco-friendly cleaning products that are effective and cheap, I recommend using white vinegar, baking soda and lemon as substitutes for conventional products. Both lemon and white vinegar offer powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties to remove stubborn stains and germs while baking soda works in an abrasive but gentle manner to remove dirt. All three products are also good, eco-friendly deodorants that will leave surfaces smelling cleaner and fresh.

2- Know how and when to use each cleaning alternative

As I discussed above, each alternative product offers its own cleaning properties that work for different surfaces and materials. Baking soda, when mixed with water, is a gentle and effective abrasive that works for scrubbing oven interiors and removing mould from tiles. It can also be added to your laundry to remove bad odours but caution should be taken not to add too much soda, especially if you are washing more sensitive materials.

Lemon is a great all-round cleaner if you want to remove stubborn stains from surfaces such as kitchen tops or floors. It can also be used as a deodorant and anti-septic spray when mixed with water. Out of all three cleaning products, lemon is by far the best if you are looking for a clean and fresh scent.

Lastly but not least, vinegar works best if you want to descale a kettle or clean dirty windows. It is best to dilute it equally with water before cleaning as it can be very harsh when used undiluted. 


Eco-friendly summer cleaning is quite attainable and does not require using fancy products to leave your home clean and germ-free. As long as you have a lemon, baking soda or white vinegar in your home, you can clear all stubborn dirt, stains and smells with ease.