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Bliss Home Care |10 tips keep your clean home between professional cleaning services10 Tips to Maintain a Clean Home Between Professional Cleaning Services.

Maintaining a clean and tidy home doesn't have to be an overwhelming task, especially when you have regular professional cleaning scheduled. We recommend incorporating some daily habits and quick cleaning routines to ensure your home is always looking its best.


Coming home to a clean and tidy home helps you feel relaxed after a busy day at work. It helps remove the frenzied cleaning spree when you’re having guests over. Additionally, if you have kids and are rushing from activity to activity, it can help reduce the overwhelm. More importantly, a clean and tidy home allows you to enjoy the space so much more!


  1. Create a Daily 3 Minute Cleaning Routine:
    Set aside a few minutes each day to tackle small cleaning tasks. This is especially helpful for the high traffic areas and those used on a daily basis, such as the kitchen and bathroom. Wipe down countertops, clear clutter from benches and sweep or vacuum high-traffic areas with your favourite eco-friendly cleaning products. Consistency is key to preventing dirt and grime from building up.
  2. Declutter Regularly:
    Take a few minutes each day to declutter surfaces and put items back in their designated places. This will not only make your home look tidier, you will also feel more organised and it will also make it easier to clean when you do your regular chores.
  3. Make Your Bed Every Morning:
    Start your day off on the right foot by making your bed as soon as you get up. It instantly makes your bedroom look tidier and sets a positive tone for the rest of the day.Make-your-bed-everyday






  1. Clean Up Spills and Messes Immediately:
    Don't let spills or messes linger. Take care of them right away to prevent stains and odours from setting in. Keep a supply of your favourite eco-friendly cleaning products handy for quick cleanups, especially in the kitchen and bathroom.
  2. Stay on Top of Laundry:
    Keep your laundry under control by doing small loads regularly rather than letting it pile up. Set a schedule for washing, drying, folding, and putting away clothes to avoid cluttering up your living spaces with laundry baskets.
  3. Wipe Down Surfaces Regularly:
    Make it a habit to wipe down kitchen counters, bathroom surfaces, and other frequently touched areas daily. Use your favourite eco-friendly cleaning products to remove germs and keep surfaces clean and germ free.
  4. Rotate Cleaning Tasks:
    Instead of trying to do everything at once, break up your cleaning tasks throughout the week. Assign specific tasks to different days, such as dusting on Mondays, vacuuming on Wednesdays and mopping on Fridays, and ultimately enjoy more of your weekend!
  5. Use Storage Solutions to Keep Things Organised:
    Invest in storage tubs and baskets to keep clutter at bay and maximize your storage space. Label containers to make it easier to find items and encourage family members to put things back where they belong (yes, we know… easier said than done).








  1. Get the Whole Family Involved:
    If you have a family, get them involved. Set aside a few minutes after dinner and get everyone in the household involved in maintaining a clean and tidy home. Assign age-appropriate chores to each family member and create a reward system to motivate everyone to pitch in.
  2. Schedule Regular Professional Cleanings:
    Even with the best efforts to keep your home clean between professional cleanings, there's no substitute for a thorough clean by trained professionals. Schedule eco-friendly regular cleaning to tackle hard-to-reach areas, remove stubborn dirt and grime and keep your home looking its best.

By incorporating these tips into your cleaning routine you will develop daily habits to keep your home clean and tidy between professional cleanings. Consistency, organisation and teamwork are the keys to maintaining a clean and welcoming living environment for you and your family.

Want to experience the Bliss difference?

Bliss Home Care’s professional cleaning services are tailored to your needs and your home. Our regular house cleaning services are a thorough eco-friendly cleaning service intended to keep your house clean, germ free and in the best condition possible. You can choose the frequency (weekly or fortnightly) and we also offer a range of other services such as spring cleaning, move in and move out cleaning, carpet cleaning and more. To learn more about our full range of services, click here.


Bliss Home Care uses only eco-friendly cleaning products that are locally sourced. The cleaning products are certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA). GECA’s ecolabel on products provides an independent assessment and approval that products are better for the environment and reduce their impact on human health. GECA’s standards are rigorous, scientific and relevant to key Australian industries. Click here to read more about Bliss Home Care’s green cleaning processes and products.

Bliss Home Care | Regular, Spring, Vacate House cleaningAre you considering hiring a cleaning company for your home? It is the best choice for maintaining a clean, healthy, and organised home while allowing you to reclaim your time for the things that matter most to you.

Many new clients are curious about the cleaning services we provide. In this article, we provide a guide to our Regular Cleaning, Spring Cleaning, and Vacate Cleaning services offered by Bliss Home Care.

The investment in professional cleaning will leave you with peace of mind, convenience, and exceptional results every time. No matter what type of cleaning service you choose, our trained and experienced staff are equipped to provide a deep and thorough cleaning of your home. Their expertise, efficiency, and attention to detail will leave your home spotless and healthier for you and your family.

Furthermore, you can rest assured that your home, family, and pets are protected from the harmful effects of toxic chemicals. Bliss Home Care only uses eco-friendly cleaning products that have been locally sourced and independently approved by GECA. Learn more about Why Using Natural Cleaning Products is Better for your health and the environment.

Regular Cleaning

Our Regular Cleaning services are a thorough green cleaning service intended to keep your house clean, tidy and in excellent condition. You can choose from daily, weekly, or fortnightly cleaning services.

On each service, our cleaners will clean each area of your home including:

The Regular Cleaning services are tailored specifically to your needs and requirements and cover the following:

We can also attend to your washing, change your linen, and do your ironing. Our Regular Cleaning service is flexible and can be adjusted to suit your needs. For more information on Bliss Home Care’s Regular Cleaning or to request a quote, click here.

Please note, that a minimum 2-hour service applies to weekly and fortnightly cleans. The cleaning time will vary from house to house to ensure we maintain our exceptional service. There are several factors that contribute to the time required to clean your home. Some of the factors include the condition of the home, the layout of the home (single or double story), the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, etc. When we provide a quote, we tailor it to your home and your requirements. We also provide all our clients with an Information Kit which provides tips on getting the most from your Regular Cleaning service.

Spring Cleaning

Bliss Home Care offers Spring Cleaning (also referred to as casual cleaning) to refresh your home with a thorough once-off clean. Many clients engage our service periodically throughout the year. It supports clients to catch up with their cleaning, when life gets really busy or when they have a newborn baby.

Our Spring Cleaning service is tailored to your requirements and we only use green cleaning products to ensure the health and safety of your home, and the people and pets who reside there. You can rest assured that each room in your home will receive the attention it deserves.

Generally, the rooms we incorporate into Spring Cleaning include:

In addition to the areas above we can also add:

For more information on Bliss Home Care’s Spring Cleaning or to request a quote, click here.

Please note, a minimum 4-hour service applies to our Spring Cleaning services. The cleaning time will vary from house to house to ensure we maintain our exceptional level of service. There are several factors that contribute to the time required to clean your home. Some of the factors include the condition of the home, the layout of the home (single or double story), the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, etc. When we provide a quote, we tailor it to your home and your requirements. We also provide all our clients with an Information Kit that provides tips on getting the most from your Spring Cleaning service.

Vacate Cleaning

Our Vacate Cleaning, also referred to as move-in cleaning or move-out cleaning, is tailored to your requirements. If you are relocating, leasing your house, or simply want your bond back and need to ensure that the house is exceptionally clean, we are here to help.

Bliss Home Care proudly offers a comprehensive and affordable Vacate Cleaning service in Melbourne suburbs and surrounds. Our service includes each room in your house and also includes cleaning of:

In our Vacate Cleaning service, we also include cleaning of:

Access our End of Lease Checklist for a comprehensive list. For more information on Bliss Home Care’s Vacate Cleaning or to request a quote, click here.

Please note, a minimum 4-hour service applies to our Vacate Cleaning services. The cleaning time will vary from house to house to ensure we maintain our exceptional level of service. There are several factors that contribute to the time required to clean your home. Some of the factors include the condition of the home, the layout of the home (single or double story), the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, etc. When we provide a quote, we tailor it to your home and your requirements. We also provide all our clients with an Information Kit that provides tips on getting the most from your Vacate Cleaning service.


Bliss Home Care prides itself on our dedicated team and exceptional cleaning services provided. You may be interested in reading House Cleaning: Our Process, Our People, Our Difference for more insights into how we differ from other cleaning companies. If you have questions about any of our services, feel free to email or read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Bliss Home Care | Aged Care Cleaning ServicesBliss Home Care Services works closely with individuals or service providers to offer aged care cleaning services to elderly clients. Our expertly trained and dedicated team will ensure your home is diligently cleaned with our eco-friendly cleaning products. This ensures there are no harmful or toxic chemicals used when cleaning your home - keeping you, your family, pets, and the environment safe and protected.

Our reliable and dedicated teams are fully trained by us, to ensure our aged care clients are in the best hands. While we pride ourselves on our service excellence, there are many other factors that set us apart from regular cleaning companies. Here we provide an outline on what you should be mindful of when searching for a cleaning company to support an aged care client or family member.

A Guide to Aged Care Cleaning Services

Exceptional Client Care

Bliss Home Care Services places an emphasis on client care – it’s at the heart of our service offering. We aim to provide an exceptional service leaving the client feeling valued and respected. Our team members provide cleaning services to support clients in their home in a safe and competent manner, with care and skill. Our team members always provide a service with integrity, honesty and transparency.

Developing and nurturing professional relationships is part of our company culture. Some of the strategies we use to ensure we provide superior service include:

Types of Cleaning

Our aged care regular cleaning services incorporate cleaning of:

In addition, our dedicated team members can also:

Green Cleaning Products

Bliss Home Care Services only uses natural, locally sourced, and environmentally friendly cleaning products. These products are GECA certified ensuring they are safe and natural to achieve sparkling results for our clients. This means there are no toxins or harmful chemicals used in our client’s homes – keeping our clients, their families, pets, and the environment safe. Learn more about Why Using Natural Cleaning Products is Better.

Fully Trained & Local

Our dedicated team is fully trained to provide a friendly service while being sensitive to the needs of aged care clients needs. We ensure first-class quality and care while providing pristine results every time. We aim to match all our clients to their closest, local cleaning team member so there is less likelihood of being late or getting lost.

Home Assessment

Bliss Home Care Services works closely with aged care providers to determine a client’s needs. Where required a home assessment can be conducted by one of our experienced team members. This process helps us understand the needs of the client and factor in any specific requirements. The process helps us determine the aged care client’s priorities, and review what needs to be cleaned, the length of time required, and the frequency of cleaning service required.

We also understand that some aged care clients are hesitant to allow unknown people into their homes. All our team members are trained to be sensitive to the needs of our clients and their specific requirements. Our clients can rest assured that Bliss Home Care Services team members are employed by us, and have undergone a thorough screening process including being police-checked.

Reliable Cleaning Team

All our team members are employed by Bliss Home Care Services, which means you can rest assured that you will not have a contractor coming into your home. You will have the same reliable cleaner each week or fortnight rather than a different contractor for each service. In the event, that your cleaner is away due to illness or leave, Bliss Home Care Services will provide an equally reliable and professional cleaner to fill in while your regular cleaner is away.

COVID & Health

Our team members are vaccinated against COVID-19, as per current Government guidelines and every attempt is made to keep our clients, our team and the community safe.

Security Checked & Insured

Bliss Home Care Services employees undergo thorough screening and are security checked to protect you and your home. We employ team members who have been police-checked and all our team members are fully insured, in the event of any mishaps or workplace accidents.

Code of Conduct for Aged Care

Our dedicated team members are diligent when it comes to working with aged care clients. Bliss Home Care Services has systems in place to ensure our team is adequately trained and supported to comply with the Code of Conduct for Aged Care clients.

The Code of Conduct for Aged Care:

When providing care, support, and services to people, I must:

  1.  act with respect for people’s rights to freedom of expression, self-determination, and decision-making in accordance with applicable laws and conventions
  2. act in a way that treats people with dignity and respect, and values their diversity
  3. act with respect for the privacy of people
  4. provide care, support, and services in a safe and competent manner, with care and skill
  5. act with integrity, honesty and transparency
  6. promptly take steps to raise and act on concerns about matters that may impact the quality and safety of care, support and services
  7. provide care, support, and services free from all forms of violence, discrimination, exploitation, neglect and abuse and sexual misconduct
  8. take all reasonable steps to prevent and respond to: all forms of violence, discrimination, exploitation, neglect and abuse; sexual misconduct

Approved Service Provider

Bliss Home Care Services is a preferred service provider for aged care cleaning services. We work with a number of aged care providers and have service agreements in place. The service agreements are prepared by the service provider to ensure compliance with industry standards.

If you are seeking cleaning services for yourself or sourcing a cleaning service for a family member or someone you care for, we hope you found this guide helpful. For any aged care cleaning enquiries or to request a quote please complete our online booking form or learn more about our cleaning services here.

Bliss Home Care | Non-toxic Cleaning House

When it comes to house cleaning there are many factors homeowners should consider when engaging a cleaning service and having service providers come into their home environment.

Bliss Home Care has been providing quality house cleaning services for over 20 years. We are an established and reputable family-owned business. The Bliss Home Care Services team and our clients become part of our extended family. Our primary points of difference include:





  1. We only use eco-friendly cleaning products which ensure the safety and health of our clients, our staff, and our environment.
  2. We have a dedicated team of cleaning professionals employed with us and do not use any independent operators or subcontractors.
  3. We have robust systems, procedures, and processes in place to ensure our clients receive exceptional residential cleaning services.

Bliss Home Care Services is incredibly proud to have survived the recent pandemic, which of course was not without its challenges. We remain committed to servicing our clients and community with exceptional residential cleaning services. Here we proudly explain our processes, our people, and our difference….

Our Process

Bliss Home Care Services has built a solid reputation over the years for professional and reliable eco-friendly cleaning services. Our clients and our team members are valued as the most important part of our business.

Bliss Home Care Services has robust systems and processes in place to ensure the efficient delivery of residential cleaning services. Our teams are thoroughly inducted and trained with our specific systems and eco-friendly cleaning products. This process includes the workplace, roles and responsibilities, the importance of health and safety, and our policies and procedures.

We are committed to providing customer excellence and place a huge emphasis on client care. Regular communication is key for us, and we maintain contact with all our clients to ensure our Quality Assurance Program is maintained at the highest possible level. Our robust systems and processes are in place to ensure the efficient delivery of residential cleaning services.

The essential values Bliss Home Care Services conveys to clients include:

In addition to residential cleaning, we offer our services to the following sectors:

When you engage with Bliss Home Care Services, you can expect to receive an exceptional level of customer service. The client experience is important to us – from your first inquiry right through to your cleaning service and beyond. Click here to read our Client Testimonials.

If you are considering hiring a cleaning company, we recommend reading 5 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Cleaning Company. This guide will help you prepare some important questions for anyone you are looking to work with.

Our People

We are committed to employing reliable staff who are dedicated to providing an exceptional level of service to our clients. The team is carefully selected and each member undergoes extensive training to ensure the best outcomes for our clients. We aim to have the same cleaner servicing clients each time and avoid using short-term contractors such as students and backpackers.

In recent years, our industry has been affected by employment challenges due to the pandemic. During lockdowns, we were unable to provide services due to legislative requirements. Now we are back to servicing our clients and starting to also take on new clients. We offer further development and training opportunities, and also above award wages to ensure we attract and maintain a dedicated.

You can rest assured our team members are responsible, thoroughly screened and police-checked. This helps to ensure the safety and integrity of your home while we maintain a stable team. Bliss Home Care Services does not use contractors for cleaning, instead we employ our cleaners. This means that you will have a dedicated cleaner, rather than a different contractor for each service. It also ensures your cleaner is covered by insurance, WorkCover, workplace safety, and all legislative requirements.

Our supportive team environment enables our people to work under great conditions, with a high level of flexibility to support work-life balance and be employed in their local area. You may also like to read our article, A Guide to Hiring a House Cleaner for more information.

Many people don’t realise the detrimental impact on health and the environment when using chemical-based cleaning products. Some chemicals can cause acute, short term and also chronic, long-term diseases and illnesses.

When we established our business it was important to us that we only use eco-friendly cleaning products. We can guarantee that our products are locally produced and certified eco-friendly. We have sourced a range of Australian-made high quality and certified eco-friendly cleaning products. These products are free of chemicals that can be harmful to your family, to our cleaners, or to the wider environment. What’s more, we’ve selected these products because they really work.

Our residential cleaning services include:

Our frequency of service is determined by our clients and can include:

Bliss Home Care Services backs all the services offered with a 100% guarantee. If you are not happy, we’ll return and do the job again until you are. Our priority is that our clients are completely satisfied.

If you are interested in working with a cleaning company that values its employees, email us at We hope you have found this article informative and helpful.




Cleaning for health has never been more important than right now. With the cooler months ahead and viruses on tBliss Home Care | Cleaning for healthhe brink of becoming a world-wide epidemic, taking care of your home and its cleanliness should be a priority. And because the people and pets you share your home with are important to you, we recommend using natural cleaning products which are also environmentally friendly.

So let’s take a closer look at cleaning for health and how you can avoid spreading germs and bacteria throughout your home.

  1. Avoid Cross-Contamination

This is a significant issue and germs and bacteria can easily spread from one area of your home to another. One way you can significantly reduce the risk of infection and cross-contamination is to use different cleaning cloths for each area of your home. You can simply colour code cloths or ensure you are particularly careful with the cloths you are using. Always avoid dipping a dirty cloth into a bucket of clean water. Instead place it under running water and give it a wash before putting it back into the bucket of cleaning water.

Tip: Make a natural cleaning solution for surfaces and floors by simply adding 1 part tea tree or eucalyptus oil to four parts of warm water. Once wiped or mopped, allow surfaces to dry naturally so the disinfectant is on the surface long enough to kill and eliminate any germs.

  1. Green Products That Continue To Work

We use natural cleaning products that have bio-bacterial and enzyme technology which keep on working even after you have finished cleaning.

These natural cleaning products are made up of “good” living bacteria to break down and liquefy soils such as fat, proteins, carbohydrates and grease while eliminating odours. These products keep on working even after you have finished cleaning.

When this type of bacteria cleaning product is applied, the microorganisms begin to digest the waste and the “good” bacteria in turn multiply. The soil is broken down and continues to break down the soil into smaller pieces, until there is nothing left.

For more information on safe and natural cleaning products you may like to read our article, An Insight to Natural Cleaning Products which breaks down the facts on these Australian made natural cleaning products. The range has been certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), an independent body who assess the products to ensure they meet environmental, human health, ethical impact criteria.

Tip: Use natural cleaning products that continue to work, long after you have finished cleaning.

  1. Air & Sunshine, Natural Born Killers!

That’s right, Mother Earth provides us with the essentials we need when it comes to keeping things clean and making our homes and our environment safe.

Keeping doors and windows closed means that the air quality in our homes becomes compromised with pollutants which can quickly become a breeding ground for more bacteria when someone is unwell. If you’re about to reach for air freshener, think again! The scent and gasses emitted from these products will release more harmful chemicals in your environment, adding to your indoor air pollution.

The solution? Open windows and doors, daily if possible. It’s the cheapest and healthiest thing you can do to improve your air quality. Try to do this for even just 5 minutes a day to create airflow circulation and flush out any of the harmful pollutants and bacteria.

What else can you do to ensure you’re cleaning for health? When the sun’s out take full advantage of it – it’s great at killing bacteria, dust mites and other microscopic critters that we can’t see. These may be thriving in your pillows, cushions, doonas, rugs, and blankets without you even realising.

If possible, remove the covers from items and place them on a clean bed sheet or towel to keep them from getting dirty, and leave them out in the sun for 30 to 60 minutes. Rotate them and turn them over to ensure even coverage. This practice is also great for deodorising any smells from sweat and body odour.

Tip: Open your doors and windows to create airflow throughout your home. Be sure to take advantage of the sunshine to kill bacteria and unwanted critters in pillows, blankets, rugs and doonas.

In our article, 7 Reasons to Choose Green Cleaning, we share healthier ways you can incorporate natural cleaning products in your home.

As you can see from reading this article, cleaning for health is not difficult, however it is something we need to do regularly to keep our home, our family, our pets and our environment safe and free from harmful bacteria, germs and viruses.

Bio Bacterial Cleaning Explained

When we established Bliss Home Care Services we decided we wanted to be an innovative cleaning company that uses only earth friendly cleaning products. The products, together with our proven earth friendly cleaning practices ensure the highest grade of cleaning for homes and offices which is not only safe for our environment but for families, pets and children.Bliss Home Care - Biological Cleaner

One of our favourite cleaning products is Biological Cleaner. This product is a general purpose cleaner that contains active “good” bacterial ingredients and is the perfect alternative to harsh chemical solutions. The active bacterial ingredients means that it is able to effectively remove grease, grime, dirt and soap scum that is commonly found throughout all homes. The most important thing about this product, apart from the fact that it’s a highly effective cleaning product, is that it’s 100% chemical free, is biodegradable and non-hazardous.

Let’s take a closer look at how this earth friendly cleaning product works…

This natural, earth friendly cleaning product is even effective enough to be used to keep bathrooms and restrooms free of germs and build up of unhealthy bacteria, mould and soap scum. It is often used to clean busy washrooms, urinals and toilets and is much safer for the environment and human health in comparison to chemical cleaning products.

When considering purchasing cleaning products please ensure you choose wisely and carefully to maintain and protect this beautiful planet we live on, now and into the future.

Bathroom Cleaning:

Bliss Home Care Green Cleaning Vs Traditional Cleaning Bathroom

Traditional Cleaning:

If you're cleaning bathrooms the traditional way, you're probably using disinfectant cleaners, glass cleaners, and acid bowl cleaners. Although these products do a good job of cleaning, they can be toxic to the environment and to the people who use them. In addition, some cleaners are made from petroleum products, which is not a renewable resource, so using a product that is water based would be a "greener" alternative.

Many residential companies or home owners who clean in the traditional way also use white cotton cloths for cleaning surfaces. When using cotton cloths, you take a chance that you will cross-contaminate surfaces as they move from one area to the next.

Cleaning bathroom floors in the traditional way may include sweeping with a broom or dust mop, and then using a cotton mop, sponge mop, or cotton rag to clean the floors.

Green Cleaning:

When you clean bathrooms using environmentally friendly products, tools and methods, you use safer cleaning products, and more efficient tools and cleaning systems. First, consider switching to products that are safer for the environment, aquatic life and human life. Check with your local distributor, as they should carry at least one environmentally friendly product line.  Ideally, cleaning product is eco-friendly, non-hazardous and certified.

Bathroom cleaning involves disinfecting a number of different surfaces, so you want to avoid cross-contaminating surfaces. The best way to do this is to use color-coded microfiber cloths. Each color is used for a particular task. For example:

Cleaning floors using green cleaning equipment and methods means you'll use a good quality approved vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter to vacuum the floor, rather than sweeping, which spreads soil around and causes dust to become airborne.

Mopping floors using green cleaning equipment and methods means you'll use a microfiber mop instead of the traditional mop and bucket. Microfiber mops are lighter weight, use less water, and are able to trap more soil in the fibers than traditional mops. In medical facilities, you can quickly switch mop heads from room to room to avoid cross contamination.


As you can see, making a few simple changes in chemicals, equipment and cleaning methods can make a big impact. Not only will you be making a contribution to protecting the environment, but you'll also be protecting your family, pets and employees from toxic chemicals and outdated equipment that can cause unnecessary injuries.

Make sure it's Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) certified - Why?

Until recently and even at present time, most cleaning companies cleaned for appearance which is what their clients were looking for.  However, more and more home owners are concerned with the chemicals that are used in their homes and are looking for better alternatives.  Green cleaning is not only cost effective, but it is better for a home’s indoor air quality and making it better environment for families.

But with so many products on the market these days, how do you know which ones are truly "Green"? Here are some suggestions on what to look for when choosing green cleaning products:

  1. Is the product certified? Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is Australia's only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector Eco-labeling program and is the only Australian member with GENICES recognition from the Global Eco-labeling Network (GEN).
  2. Is the product non-toxic? Look for products that are non-toxic to humans and aquatic life.
  3. Is the product biodegradable? Biodegradable means that it can be broken down by microbial action. The longer it takes to break down, the more harmful it is to the environment. Check the label to see if it says it's biodegradable.
  4. Is the product concentrated or ready-to-use? Ready-to-use cleaners are composed of 90% water, which means extra energy and packaging went into making this product. And extra packaging means extra solid waste ending up in our landfills. Concentrated product however, uses very little water and less packaging, which is much more environmentally friendly. It also cuts down on weight, which means less cost associated with the fuel needed to transport product to its final destination.
  5. Does the product work in cold water? Using cold water saves energy, whereas the need for using hot water with the chemical uses more energy.
  6. Does the product contain chlorine bleach? The waste water after using a product containing chlorine bleach can react with other chemicals, which can be toxic.
  7. Is the product derived from petroleum? Petroleum-based solvents are made from non-renewable resources, they are flammable, and can be toxic when inhaled. It's better to use solvents derived from pine oil or citrus because they're considered renewable resources.
  8. Is the product an aerosol? Aerosol bottles can be dangerous if punctured, as they may produce an uncontrolled spray, which can put you at risk of exposure.
  9. Is the product neutral in pH? Neutral pH products are safer for the environment and end user. Acidic or alkaline products can burn if accidentally spilled on your skin. A pH of 7.0 is considered neutral.
  10. EDTA and NTA. Avoid purchasing products that contain these ingredients.  Instead look for alternatives such as sodium citrate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate or sodium silicate.
  11. VOC Concentration. Look for products that have a VOC concentration of no more than 10% of weight of the product when diluted for use as directed.
  12. Is the packaging made from recycled products? Many containers and cardboard boxes are made from "post consumer" materials.

Once you've decided to make the switch to green cleaning products, use this as your guide for making the right choices.

The Importance of Green Cleaning

Green cleaning is much more than using few chemicals labeled as GREEN.  Green cleaning is defined as a system of cleaning promotes healthy surroundings for children, families, visitors and pets that we love.  It is equally important and detrimental to environment that we live and share.

We are becoming more concerned and aware about the health of the environment.  Awareness is also growing about importance of air quality.

Did you know that the air in our home can be more toxic than the air outside....

The air inside your home can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside.  If you are not regularly airing your home (allowing fresh air to enter) will have stale, stagnant and filled with chemical pollutants. Poor air quality in your home can lead to health problems such as allergies, respiratory problems, eye irritation and tiredness.

We are also constantly adding to the air pollution in our home with products we use such as hair spray, deodorants, perfumes, cleaning products, pesticides etc. and we are constantly breathing this polluted air in our homes.  The air in the home is not moving around and refreshed by winds and renewed by plants.   Pollutants and soil is brought in all the time with our shoes.  Cleaning is an important part of removing dirt and pollutants from your home and allowing fresh air to flow in pushing stale air out will create healthy breathing for you and your family.

It has been, and still is a traditional practice, in many countries to air out the blankets and rugs on a daily cleaning ritual.  This would remove dirt and toxic spores and the sun light would kill and re-freshen bed coverings and rugs.  These days houses are sealed, covered to avoid nastier from coming in but what we are doing is trapping pollution from the outside and concentrating the fumes from hundreds of products we use inside in our homes (air fresheners, deodorants, insecticides, cleaning products) which can lead to toxic indoor atmospheres.

How a home is cleaned can be a major factor in the quality of indoor air.  It is important to eliminate individual sources of pollution or reduce their emissions.  A simple practice is to OPEN THE WINDOWS on a regular basis to let fresh air in and help move the stale stagnated air to move around.  Good practice to air your home on a regular basis, especial your bedroom after you have woken up let some fresh air in.   When cleaning your home open the doors and windows.

Another is to use non-toxic and eco-friendly cleaning products in your home.

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