With people becoming more aware of what they are putting into their bodies, we are also realising the effects of the chemicals we are using in and around our frequently used spaces such as at work and home.
Being in a commercial space, you want your area to be clean, but you also want to be breathing in products that aren’t doing you any harm.There are now so many eco-friendly, organic, natural and chemical free cleaning options out there that are not only good for us but also for the environment.
Having a clean space that has been cleaned with natural products will not only just smell nice, help your breathing, benefit your health and be better for the environment, but it will also make you feel more productive and ready to fulfill all the tasks you set out to achieve each day.
If you’d like to freshen up your space in between now and when your professional cleaners visit, here are 8 natural cleaning tips that you can utilise in your commercial space.
1. All-Purpose Cleaner
Using cleaning products that have no nasties is super important and even better if you can find an all purpose cleaner that can clean many different areas in your space such as the floors, windows, surfaces and more. It’s a good idea to do your own research when finding a natural cleaning solution but some good places to start are your local health food stores or companies like Counter Culture, the Thieves line from Young Living, Koala ECO and ecostore.
2. Chemical Free Antibacterial Microfibre Cloths
Most of us have heard of microfibre cloths, but what really are they? By just using a microfiber cloth and water (no cleaner or chemicals) it can remove 98.9% of bacteria. Microfibre can also be used hundreds of times so using microfibre cloths are also sustainable and great for the environment. Use your microfibre cloth to wipe down your tablets, screens, glasses, jewellery, surfaces and whatever else needs a once over!
3. Sanitizing Bins
Not only should your bins be emptied on a daily basis, you should also be sanitising them every week or couple of weeks. If you don’t want to get in there and scrub (because let’s be real, I’d rather leave that to a professional), simply use a spray bottle with an all natural cleaner tol instantly freshen up your bins.
4. Wet Dusting
If you have a build up of dust, it can not only be unpleasant to work around and make a bad impression on potential clients but it could also be contributing to sneezing, asthma or breathing difficulties. Wet dusting is the act of using a wet duster (perhaps spray your natural cleaner on or use water) and dusting your surface without having dust flying everywhere.
5. Requesting Natural Products
If you are already using a commercial cleaner or are looking to get one, start the conversation and ask them what products they currently use and how eco-friendly they are.
6. Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is effective as a natural stain remover which you can use for sticky surfaces and marks from pens. Keeping a bottle of lemon essential oil nearby will not only help with your cleaning, but it will also smell so lovely and fresh in your space.
7. Wiping Down Surfaces
Wiping down your surfaces with natural cleaning products regularly will decrease the risk of bacteria and germs forming, keep you feeling healthy and productive and ensuring your space smells fresh and inviting.
8. Use A Diffuser To Help Clean The Air
Commercial spaces can sometimes be prone to stuffiness so use a diffuser with essential oils such as citronella, rosemary, lemongrass, tea tree, orange or lemon. Using therapeutic grade, organic, 100% pure essential oils are the perfect solution when you want an aroma that is fresh, doesn’t leave a bad smell and is healthy for you to be breathing in.
There we have it, 8 natural cleaning tips for your commercial space. Once you ditch those nasty chemicals and bring clean, eco-friendly products into your space, I promise you’ll never go back!