Watch out for your health and spring clean your home – part 1

spring clean your homeHave you ever thought how cleaning affects your health? All those leftovers of insects, dust and chemicals can cause a reaction on the moment or in time. Probably cleaning looks easy or even safe, but a closer look shows that your health is actually endangered by a number of factors.

Surveys show that the solution to the dust and microbes problem can be even more hazardous, as households normally use aggressive and toxic cleaning compounds.

Here are some ideas of a little safer and cheaper spring cleaning:

  • Organise the sanitising process – there is no point in mopping the floors and after that dust off the cupboards and chandeliers. An organised cleaning is an effective one – systemise the process in order to avoid redoing things. Clean in a specified direction – left to right, top to bottom. It is better to start from the ceiling and top of walls, through the furniture and windows and to end with the floor.

  • Clean things that are usually avoided – on weekends, when you performed regular domestic cleanup, maybe you hadn’t time to disinfect some objects. Pay them attention during the comprehensive spring cleaning! For example, it is well known that the mattress is magnet to allergenic microorganisms. This is why its cover should be washed once in a month or two at 60⁰C. The mattress itself must be sanitised with a cloth, damped in a hot water or act smart and rely on your local professional cleaners! Other objects are:

*The telephone receiver – one of the most virus and germ inhabited places at home.

* Trash Bins – special attention should be paid to those in the kitchen and toilet – use hot water and relevant detergents.

*The dishwasher – a closer look will reveal a little mould on the very edges. The same goes for the fridge rubber gasket.

  • Use a wool cloth – wool is a fabric that creates static electricity and drugs dust and dirt. Sacrifice an old sock, shirt or blanket.

  • Silver surfaces are easily cleaned with toothpaste – some silverware detergents contain oil or ammonia derivatives which are highly hazardous. Try scrubbing the silverware with some toothpaste and wet cloth, then rinse thoroughly.

  • Unblock the flushing canal without chemicals – try to avoid toxic chemicals by using baking soda and white vinegar. The mixture will clear out all dirt and it will resolve most of the accumulated substances and unblock the canal.

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