Whether it's quick or deep, cleaning the house requires effort and, in some cases, spending a lot of money. Today the market offers a wide choice of specific products for floors, furniture, furnishing fabrics and for laundry; it's a pity they contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to health and the environment. Ecological cleaning is a valid alternative to these often highly polluting products. Yes, because these cleaning products that seem impossible to do without contain components that often also cause dermatitis, allergies, hypersensitivity, respiratory problems, headaches.

The use of products full of chemical elements that end up in rivers and seas inevitably has an impact on the ecosystem of our planet. Eliminating them from cleaning habits is possible and doesn't require as much effort as you might think. Not only will you clean effectively, but you'll also know that you've cleaned the house without endangering the health of your family, as well as not having polluted the environment.

There are many natural ways to clean the house that require the use of just a few ingredients, which are also cheap. Water, baking soda, vinegar, salt, lemon juice: these are the secrets of the important cleaning, sanitizing and degreasing actions for ecological and economic cleaning. Choosing a mix of these products will save the environment tons of plastic and chemical residues that end up not only in domestic drains, but also in the air.

Vinegar, with baking soda, citric acid, lemon and salt, is the basis of many DIY detergent recipes. Excellent for removing ink, chocolate and coffee from clothes and textiles, combined with lemon it even removes grease stains. But not only that. Vinegar is also an excellent ally in house cleaning:

  • With water to degrease the oven and eliminate the smell of food or burning;
  • With boiling water and baking soda to clean water pipes and drains;
  • Always with water, to clean kitchen taps and sinks;
  • For cleaning the hob;
  • For cleaning baths, showers, mirrors;
  • For cleaning taps and sanitary ware.

Another friend for ecological cleaning is bicarbonate: among its many properties is the ability to neutralise odours. Not just in the kitchen, baking soda is excellent for household cleaning as a very mild abrasive detergent, perfect for removing stains from sinks, shelves and home textiles:

  • With a few drops of lemon to clean the refrigerator and remove bad odours
  • With water to clean the oven;
  • To clean babies' bottles;
  • To clean grills, roasting tins and barbecues;
  • To disinfect floors;
  • To clean curtains, sofas and mattresses;
  • To clean cat litter trays and waste bins;
  • And also for cleaning children's toys.

    The alternative solution to all these cleaning needs, without chemical detergents, is steam cleaning. Steam can effectively remove even the most encrusted stains and more, sanitizing surfaces and eliminating germs, bacteria, fungi and molds. Whichever model of steam cleaner you choose, it will become an indispensible tool for ecological cleaning: ensuring hygienic surfaces all over the home, from the bathroom to the kitchen, from sofas to curtains to mattresses, from children's toys to animal equipment, in full respect of your health and the environment.