Want to keep your house sparkling clean, but also want to stay away from chemicals that might be getting into wastewater and end up polluting streams, rivers and ponds – and even your city’s water supply? We went to Amazon to see what people are buying and raving about. Some of them you would expect, but others are surprises.
Amazon provides cleaning products that in some way reduce waste or pollution with the Climate Friendly Badge. In their words, Amazon provides this badge “to highlight products that support our commitment to help preserve the natural world. Time is fleeting.” Sometimes the award is for use of natural products; sometimes it’s given to reward less wasteful packaging; and other times it might indicate the product is safe for use around families, pets and the environment.
Let’s dive in and look at some of the top products:
Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner
If you haven’t heard of these handy tablets, you’re going to want to get a hold of them ASAP if your home has a dishwasher. They are meant to be used between your regular cycles, in other words, without any dishes in the appliance. On their own, they do their magic getting rid of all the crud and grime that accumulates in there, including unpleasant odors that’ll make your nose wrinkle – you know what I’m talking about. And they’re septic-tank safe, so you can feel confident they won’t ruin your pipes. Click here to learn more.
Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner
You’ve probably seen these on the shelf at Walmart, Target or your favorite retailer. They stand out with their old-timey design, which right away makes you think of simpler, more natural times. But the labels don’t lie – Mrs. Meyer’s is committed to using only gentle – yet powerful – cleaning agents that are never tested on animals. Because the scents are inspired by the garden, many reviewers praise how Mrs. Meyer’s leaves your house smelling like wildflowers. Click here to learn more.
9 Elements Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Another multi-purpose cleaner getting a lot of love on Amazon. Wondering what the 9 means? Well, they never use more than 9 ingredients in their products, which earns them an EPA stamp of approval. Their cleaning products are powered by vinegar, a reliably stalwart that often gets overlooked for more complicated concoctions that don’t clean any better. And you can use it on almost anything, including hardwood, stainless steel, granite, glass and more – all will be gleaming and giving off a lovely eucalyptus scent. Click here to learn more.
S&T 50 Pack Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
Are you still using wasteful paper towels or ancient t-shirts to wipe up messes? Bring some color to your cleaning efforts with this whopping pack of 50 microfiber cloths. They are super soft and will never scratch, but they certainly get the job done. They might look small in the picture, but they are actually a generous 11.5 inches square! And since they are machine-washable, you can use them over and over again. Since they are so colorful and there are so many, maybe you can even get the kids to pitch in! Click here to learn more.
Lysol Disinfectant Handi-Pack Wipes
This one surprised me, because although Lysol certainly has an excellent reputation in getting things clean, I didn’t except to find this product among those receiving a Climate Friendly Badge. Well, it turns out that the nice folks at Lysol have rethought their packaging to be far less wasteful, so if you’re taking them on the go or using them around the house, you can feel like you’re doing a small – but still important – part to help the environment. Plus, they kill cold, flu & COVID viruses, so they’re kind of your own nurse on the go as well! Click here to learn more.
Those are some of the many products out there that are trying to be more environmentally responsible. In a future blog, we’ll look at a few more. If, however, you’d rather leave the cleaning to the experts, at Sparkle Cleaning Service we offer deep cleaning, regular cleaning, move in/move out cleaning, and post-construction or remodel cleaning for both residential and commercial spaces. Please call 913.602.5482 right now to get your free quote or click here to book your free estimate!
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