Did you know that washing your clothes with a washing machine impacts the environment? For example, if you use hot water, your washer not only consumes water, it also requires electricity to heat the water to the right temperature. Over time, this increases your environmental footprint. To get an idea of how this looks over a long period of time, the average American household uses over 13,000 gallons of water a year washing clothes alone!
That’s bad for the environment and for your budget. Fortunately, there are some great eco-friendly stain remover alternatives out there that you can apply in the home. What’s more, many of these hacks only require the products and ingredients you have sitting in your pantry already.
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Recent studies have been released stating that even our homes can be contaminated by the daily pollutants usually only reserved for metropolitan epicenters. While these pollutants are on a much smaller scale than, say, city smog, it’s important to eliminate them for the safety of the entire household.
The consequences of efficiency are the main culprit. From household cleaning product fumes to smoke from burnt cooking ware, everyday products need to be considered with care before purchasing and while using. It’s inevitable — we need to buy modern products to function normally in today’s society. However, this doesn’t equate to carelessness.
One step to take to a greener home is to ditch artificial air fresheners. Science Direct report that 20 percent of the American population is allergic to such smell enhancers — and some may not know it. Opt for a naturally scented candle or organic and natural popery bag.
There are many more ways to anti-pollute a home, here is an infographic by FragranceX.com that gives specific, scientifically-backed ways to keep your home fresh and pollutant-free.
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Though summer is the best time of the year for many people, summer is also a favorite time of year for many household bugs. Dealing with pests inside the home can definitely take the fun out of this season!
Though it can be tempting to resort to chemical pesticides in these situations, these materials are actually harmful to humans and pets as well as to bugs. Instead, you can take advantage of natural materials found around the home to make bug traps and repellents. Take a look at the DIY tips from TurboTenant below:
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We’ve all seen the extent of the effect single-use plastics are having on the environment.
Not only do they pollute the environment and introduce highly toxic chemicals into the food chain, they pose a direct threat to marine wildlife.
One of the most recent examples is Frito, the seahorse found entangled in fishing line among a rubbish in Florida. Thanks to a local resident and her daughters, Frito was successfully rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and returned to the wild – although most stories aren’t as positive.
There’s certainly a long way to go in cleaning up our planet’s oceans but it seems that both the UK government and global corporations are beginning to make changes that will have a positive impact.
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Keeping a clean home can be tricky—even though things might not look dirty, they often are. Ensuring that those tricky spaces around the home are always sanitized is the best way to keep consistently clean.
Areas like the bathroom are known to be dirty, but did you know your kitchen sink is even dirtier? Given that you cook food in that area it’s incredibly important to make sure you wipe down the surfaces daily.
To give you a better idea of what should be cleaned and when, HireAHelper has put together a cleaning checklist.
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