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Green and Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips for Your Furniture



Furniture sees a lot — dirty hands, muddy paws, berries, chocolate ice cream — and it is important that we keep it clean.  Doing so will not only help it to look nicer but also last longer.  And seriously, we don’t want to be buying new furniture, every year, do we?  However, most furniture cleaners, while really effective, can be quite toxic with all the chemicals in them. So, if you’re concerned about toxic cleaners, it is time to ditch them and opt for chemical-free, green and eco-friendly cleaners to keep furniture clean.

Cost-Effective Chemical Free Furniture Cleaners

One of the best parts about using chemical-free furniture cleaners is that they don’t cost an arm and a leg. In fact, you can find most of them right there in your kitchen cupboard.

1.  Vinegar and Olive Oil Furniture Polish

 Mix ¼ cup white vinegar and a few drops of olive oil and dip a soft cloth, like flannel or an old t-shirt in it and use it to scrub and polish your furniture clean.

 2.  Lemon Oil Furniture Polish

Mix 10-12 drops of lemon essential oil, a few drops of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Again, dip a soft cloth in the mix and use it to polish your furniture clean.

The vinegar or lemon in both the cleaners helps pull the dirt out while the oil keeps the wood lubricated. Clean and shiny-new furniture minus the chemicals.

Eco-Friendly  Upholstery Cleaners

Cleaning soft furnishings and upholstery can be tougher since stains can well, stick.  Here are some green ways to keep your carpets and sofas looking as good as new:

1.  Vacuum and Brush Weekly

One of the best things you can do is to vacuum and soft brush every week. It may seem like a chore but it will keep your carpets and upholstery free of dirt, pet hair, lint and grime.

2.  Clean Stains as Soon as You Can

Toddler spilled juice. Mop it up at once and use a simple cool water spray to get the stain out. If it doesn’t come out, mix up equal amounts of liquid detergent or shampoo and water and agitate the mixture till frothy. Use a brush or sponge and apply the froth to the stain and scrub. Rinse.

3.  Baking Soda Borax Carpet Cleaner

Deodorize and clean carpets by sprinkling a mix of 1 part of borax with 2 parts of baking soda. Sprinkle on the area and then, brush gently or vacuum.

4.  Use Chair Protectors

Finally, keep chairs clean and stain-free by using our Smart Seat Chair Protectors. Simply wipe clean stains and you wouldn’t have to worry about taking out that can of toxic chemical cleaners.

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