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We have all heard the global warming warnings and there is no better time to go green than right now.
The following are 10 tips to help you clean in a more greener and environment friendly way.
1. Buy versatile cleaners
You do not need to buy a cleaner for every single cleaning task – this is a myth perpetuated by the manufacturers to get you to buy more of their products. Go for multi-purpose cleaners – they really can tackle the majority of your cleaning chores!
2. Read Your Labels
You may not realize this but you can find plenty information pertaining to the products you buy. Products branded with a “caution” or “warning” has less impact on the environment than those branded with “danger”.
3. Watch those temperatures!
Use cold water where convenient, for example when washing decking or drive ways. You don’t always need to clean with hot water.
4. Avoid Disposables
Try cleaning with reusable products – such as clothes and sponges. The new trend for disposable cleaning cloths may seem quick and convenient but give a thought for the polar bears in the North Pole whose homes continue to melt away.
5. Go for Concentrates
They use less packaging and work out cheaper too!
6. No your grade
Most cleaning products use plastic packaging. What you may not know is that plastics come in different grades. You can normally find the grade of the product you are buying at the bottom of its packaging. As a general rule, grade 1 and 2 are good, other grades not so good!
7. Clean as you go
Don’t let the dirt pile up before you clean. That curry stain on the worktop would be easier to clean sooner rather than later. You end up using more energy and more products if you allow your dirt to accumulate.
8. Pick up clutter
Try to pick up as much clutter as possible before turning on the vacuum. Again you use more energy if you are picking up clutter while vacuuming and the vacuum is left on for much longer.
9. Use greener alternatives
Try using lemon juice for removing stains, vinegar for your windows, white wine to tackle red wine stains, cola to descale your toilet and baking soda for degreasing.
10. (Drum roll please…) Recycle! Recycle! Recycle!
All your hard work will go to waste if you simply dispose of your packaging in the refuse. When you have finished your products, simply rinse and recycle.
Move is a very significant event in the life of any person, involves a series of changes and things we do to realize them. It also means anxiety and nerves. After the move begins the task of decorating the new home, a task that can be terribly complicated if we started this adventure with all planned. Therefore, before moving is necessary to schedule all activities involved in the move, and then with the decor.
How to organize the move:
Before undertaking the move is a good idea to cleanup and takes the opportunity to get rid of all useless objects or no longer want to keep. This process we carried out taking into account the characteristics of our new home, if we are moving to a smaller home, it is imperative rid of everything that we need. However, if our new home will be larger, it may be time to revive those objects no longer used ones and to assign a new function.
First we will list the things we do to start moving, items that require dismantling, repair, cleaning will help set these needs. This list will also allow us to determine the assistance that we will need to move.
It is advisable to organize all our belongings in boxes; this ensures a more efficient and safer transport. It is best that each box contains objects for the same room. This will facilitate the unpacking and decorating.
How to decorating:
The ideal is to make sketches of the new house and sketches of the possible distribution of furniture and other objects. If we can not do, you can deal with the decoration of the house by trial and error, playing with the furniture and other items, changing of place to find the most appropriate for each object. In this way we can optimize the use of space in each room, the furniture layout and circulation.
One way to find the best location for your furniture is to prioritize the activities that take place in each room, so we know where the best location is.
The curtains also fulfill its function of protecting the climate, light, privacy, a psychological, as they provide warmth to the walls and give a sense of protection.
The use of shelving, drawers provides storage space in addition to its role effectively, gives beauty to the surroundings.
Incorporating a special cabinet to create a focus and prioritizes enhanced environments, while giving them a personality.
A good strategy to personalize the decor of our new home is to place objects valued at sites in each space. For example: our favorite chair deserves a privileged place in the room or the lobby.