3 Ways To Clean Your Home Or Workplace Without Harming Your Health Or The Environment


Your have big goals to drive a Tesla, carry an Earth Bag, and include a diversified mix of Impact Investments in your personal portfolio but what about your health goals?  Would it surprise you to know that you can reduce your impact to your health and to the environment at the same time with a little effort?  Let’s explore this.

Choose natural

Does it ever seem like you have those spills at home or in the office when you least expect it?  You may more prone to mishaps but not to worry.  Some ordinary recipes could be worth trying out the next time you have an incident.  

Disinfecting recipe

Use white vinegar on the surface of a spill or mess.  Follow up and use hydrogen peroxide to sterilize and kill germs.  Start with a small spot to test and avoid surface discoloration and reaction.

Glass cleaner recipe

Add 1 ½ cups of white vinegar and 1 1/12 cups of water.  Mix together with 5-10 drops of essential oil if you prefer.  Use old newspaper to wipe glass clean.  Try to find older newspapers to avoid smearing from the black ink.  

Some additional basic cleaning ingredients you may choose to keep in the house for do-it-yourself cleaning include:

  1. White vinegar

  2. Baking soda

  3. Hydrogen peroxide

  4. Olive Oil

  5. Liquid castile soap

Check ingredients

Not a fan of D-I-Y cleaning ingredients?  Today there are many companies with sustainable business goals developing new product lines.  Use sites like https://www.bcorporation.net/ to find friends of the environment and shop there first.

Keep in mind that acids and toxic substances found in many cleaning products can cause health issues and affect the environment negatively.  Review labels and look out for complex compounds like:

  1. Sodium hypochlorite

  2. Lye

  3. Ethoxlyate

Do find products made with bio-based solvents (citrus, seed, and vegetable-oil).

Clean your air

Got plants?  Houseplants can improve the air indoors for you.  Also, invest in a HEPA filter while you are at it.  It goes without saying that it’s a good idea to clean your home air filter regularly.  This will help remove dust, pollen and molds.  Consider crushing lemon peels in the garbage disposal for a fresh scent in the morning.  You can also simmer a pot of cinnamon to avoid using store-bought air fresheners.

In 2016, Hamilton Perkins Collection was certified as a B Corporation by offering affordable designer travel accessories under $100.  In support of our environmental commitment, we have created new travel bags that divert waste from landfills, reducing water consumption by over 80% as well as having 95% lower emissions from transportation.  

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