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Eco-friendly Kitchen Cleaning Products for Your Hampton Rental Property

Hampton Woman Cleaning the Kitchen with Organic Products

There are some things in life that are more desirable than a spotless kitchen. But, not every cleaning product being used in our Hampton homes is eco-sustainable. The good news is that there are now more sustainable cleaning products available than ever before. In reality, you can prepare effective, safe, natural cleaning products at home for a fraction of the cost of store-bought goods that perform just as well or better with a few simple items you likely already have in your cupboards.

Why Use Eco-Friendly Products?

There are numerous benefits to using environmentally friendly cleaning supplies in the kitchen. Toxins can be extremely hazardous to your throat, skin, eyes, nose, and respiratory system. They also seriously endanger sensitive family members or pets. Most store-bought cleaning products include chemicals that can damage the environment in addition to having negative health consequences. By entering rivers, lakes, and groundwater through our kitchen sink drains, toxic chemicals can damage plants, contaminate the soil, and poison fish and other creatures.

On the other hand, environmentally safe cleaning products employ straightforward, non-toxic components. However, not all products that make the “natural” or “organic” claims are eco-friendly. Certain federal restrictions specify which items may use the term “natural.” In addition, no restrictions mandate makers of cleaning products to declare the products’ contents on their packaging. Therefore, it is up to the informed customer to investigate eco-friendly cleaning product brands that are accessible or make their own.

Simple Ingredients = Safer Cleaning

Two basic chemicals, white vinegar and baking soda, are found in many of the best environmentally friendly cleaning products you can manufacture or buy. These two kitchen essentials, when used in various ways, can handle practically any messes your kitchen may make. With a few more common cleaning tools, you can clean your whole kitchen from floor to ceiling without turning to the nasty chemicals in so many store-bought brands. Here are some ideas for you:

  • Floors: Wood and tile floors that have been sealed can be disinfected and cleaned with a little warm water, white vinegar, and a towel or mop. While the scent of vinegar may not be particularly pleasant, you may easily mask it with a few drops of your favorite essential oil and get your kitchen smelling clean.
  • Ovens: It might be tricky removing the burned-on filth from the inside of your oven. Even so, you can try a baking soda paste to get rid of all that tenacious gunk with a little bit of water, baking soda, and endurance. Let the baking soda paste remain for at least one night before scrubbing for the best results.
  • Glass and shiny surfaces: Add water, cornstarch, white vinegar, and rubbing alcohol in a clean spray container to clean glass and other polished surfaces. Afterward, spray and clean the area with a microfiber or lint-free cloth. Using paper towels to clean glass and other sparkling surfaces is not a sensible move because they are not sustainable and tend to leave streaks and paper towel pieces behind.

Buy or DIY?

If the notion of creating your own cleaning equipment seems unpleasant, there are now a lot of sustainable options. Some top brands are Method brand products, Mrs. Meyer’s cleansers, and Bon Ami solutions. These and other companies ensure their goods are reliable, efficient, and eco-friendly. Even the packaging for some of these companies uses only 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.

Whether you decide to purchase or produce your own kitchen cleaning supplies, once you experience the advantages of eco-friendly cleansers, you might never go back to using harsh chemicals again. You’ll not only protect your property and yourself, but you’ll also be helping to protect the planet.

Contact Real Property Management Dominion at 757-395-4274 to speak with a qualified Hampton property manager if you’re looking for a rental home or need assistance managing your rental property.

Originally Published on February 28, 2020

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