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Are you one of those people who loves to clean your house or finds it to be a tedious task? I’m sure after the increase in cleanings we’ve done over the past few months, you might agree with me and often be more excited to get outside and enjoy the patio weather and sun, rather than doing a deep cleaning to my house. But don’t worry, I’ve made it easy for all of us to remember with 7 CLEAN and non-toxic cleaning tips—I even created a printable checklist to help with knocking out that cleaning to-do list. The checklist just requires one hour per day for only seven days!
I’ve personally never completely enjoyed the task of cleaning my home, so I try to break it up into different days or groupings to make the work easier and go by faster. By allowing yourself seven days to get your home cleaning under control, you’re reducing stress and alleviating the time spent doing not-so-fun tasks.
Plus, you’re giving yourself more time to focus on each area, making sure that you’re still getting a deep clean even after any regular disinfecting rounds you do throughout the week.
And if you’ve been around these parts before, then you’ll recall I’ve been on a pseudo-journey to rid my lifestyle of non-toxic products and chemicals. Some of those products include my household cleaning products! Two years ago, I made the switch to clean household cleaning products—including Art of Green® household cleaning supplies. It’s been one of the best decisions ever.
Read on to find out my 7 non-toxic home cleaning tips.
7 Non-Toxic Home Cleaning Tips
1. Declutter and throw out anything you no longer need
Sometimes I try to clean a room first before taking into account what I might have in piles or what needs sorting. If you approach deep-cleaning your home by FIRST decluttering—throwing out old items from your fridge or pantry, or creating a donation pile of old books stacking up on your bedside table—you’re already making your cleaning routine easier!
2. Gather up your cleaning supplies
I keep my cleaning supplies organized in a standing cabinet in our garage for easy access. I’ve been working towards ridding my home of toxic household items, and reassessing my cleaning supplies has been a must.
Last year, I was introduced to Art of Green® and have since fallen in love with the products. I need products that I can love and also count on to work, be safe, and that are non-toxic. Enter Art of Green®, found at your local HEB grocery store.
The packaging is easy to see on the shelves within the household cleaning supplies section. I love the Citrus & White Flowers Wipes and the Multisurface Spray Cleaner—I’ve re-purchased them a handful of times, too.
Art of Green® is tough on dirt, grease, and grime and is a USDA-certified Bio-based product. The scents smell nice, subtle, and free of “fake” or “strong” lingering aromas. I highly recommend making the switch to clean and non-toxic cleaning products like Art of Green®. You won’t be sorry!
3. Tackle one room at a time
Table the possibility of getting overwhelmed and giving up by tackling one room or space at a time! I like to start at the front of my house (the entryway) and work back (our master bedroom). Keeping your focus on one space helps.
If I know I’m only going to tackle my entryway, then I can focus on the specifics—such as dusting picture frames or cleaning the large mirror. One space might be larger than another, which means more time may need to be spent cleaning there. Once you get into a routine, you’ll have a better idea of how much time cleaning each space in your home takes.
4. Don’t be afraid to move things
You might have that piece of art positioned just perfectly, or don’t want to move 10 small picture frames from the shelf… but taking the extra step to move these items off of the space you’re cleaning is critical to doing home cleaning right.
In my entryway, I remove all the items off the console table so I can clean the entire surface at once. I’ll then individually dust all the items before placing them back on the top of my console table. It might take more time, but it’s definitely worth it in the long run.
5. It’s a marathon, not a sprint
Home cleaning doesn’t need to be tackled in one day! I like to tackle my cleaning in seven days because it allows me to split up my time and avoid the burnout. Separate your cleaning tasks by room or by to-do, whether it’s tackling the kitchen one day and the guest room the next or by vacuuming all the floors and wiping down all the windows.
Batching up tasks definitely makes it easier to get things done and allows you the opportunity to clean thoroughly. I know my cleaning time has seemed to increased since March, but I want to makes sure I’m still getting the good, deep clean I love after using Art of Green products between disinfecting sessions.
6. Create a daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning schedule so regular cleaning becomes easier
If you’re finding yourself overwhelmed by your cleaning, then I highly recommend creating a home cleaning routine. You’ll make things easier for yourself moving forward by creating a little daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule. Not only will you set up your future seasonal cleaning routines for success, but your house will feel cleaner with a regular cleaning routine.
7. Print and use this printable checklist for later!
Want to use the batch method of cleaning room by room? Check out my free weekly cleaning printable that outlines which room I clean on which day of my seven day, non-toxic home cleaning routine.
It’s simple to follow and feels so nice to check off each task within each space. I hope it helps and don’t forget to save $1 on Art of Green® at HEB!