ArtFire Thursday, October 23, 2008

One easy way to go green is to not use hazardous cleaning materials to make your art studio spick and span. But if you can’t use normal cleaning supplies, what can you do to maintain a neat and tidy craft room? Well, listed below we have some handy eco-friendly tips to help you break your dependency on dangerous cleaning materials.

1. Although you shouldn’t hang on to your old chemical cleaners you can’t just toss them out with the trash. If a cleaning material is harmful to keep in your home, it is still harmful in a dump yard. Rather than simply throwing them away, take your old cleaners to your local recycling plant so that they may be disposed of in the most eco-friendly method possible.
2. Combining baking soda and vinegar has far more advantages than just school science projects! When you mix these products with a splash of water, you end up with a useful eco-friendly cleaner, great for kitchens, bathrooms, and tile floors.
3. Usually, the air inside a house is more dangerous than the air outside. Homeowners should try to keep windows open whenever they can to allow fresh air to circulate throughout the house. Decorating with green leafy plants can also help to keep indoor air fresher and toxin free.
4. In place of using a chemical air freshener to cover up unpleasant animal aromas, use baking soda. Sprinkling the powder on your carpets before vacuuming quickly removes any odors, and is 100% environmentally friendly.
Keep creating crafters, and remember to buy handmade to support local artisans like yourself!



Shauna said...

this is so helpful - thank you so much!! I can't wait to make my own cleaners.