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Keeping Your Garage or Warehouse Clean

When shopping the grocery store aisles, you see a lot of cleaning products that claim to be the best. They kill 99.99 percent of germs or remove 98 percent of stains from bathroom fixtures, they remove soil build-up on your hard floors or get rid of the smell left over from your pet’s accident on the carpet. Perhaps these chemicals and other products live up to their reputations, or perhaps they don’t; either way, it is worth considering whether those products do what they say they will as well as how they do it.

Garages and warehouses are some of the dirtiest places so you want to make sure you buy a cleaning product that works and is cost effective for such a large space.

Most commercially manufactured cleaning products contain chemicals that are harmful to humans and the environment, but they actually aren’t much more effective at cleaning than many green options. These tips can help you make the adjustment for a healthier and more environmentally-friendly cleaning process for your garage, shed or warehouse.

  1. Switch to Green Cleaning Products: A lot of the time commercial chemicals come with numerous warnings, but what if you didn’t have to take such care with your cleaning supplies? Try a new brand of healthy, biodegradable and nontoxic cleaning supplies to make sure that you are taking care of your health and your environment while you are cleaning. Whether you are cleaning the floor or a  high hard to reach place, most of the time a natural product, or even just vinegar or baking soda, does just as well as the commercial chemical brands. Using distilled white vinegar with warm water (1/4 part vinegar, 3 parts water) will also lower costs of buying cleaning products.

  2. Monitor Indoor Air Quality: Poor air quality can be caused by many things and can cause many problems. Illness can result from poor air quality, and keeping your air clean also reduces the amount of dust that you’ll need to clean up later. A simple solution? Keep your windows open as much as possible. Though it might be best to avoid this fix during seasons with high pollen counts or in areas with very polluted air, most of the time this solution works wonders at keeping toxins flowing out, making your warehouse smell good and keeping airborne pollutants down.

  3. Establish a Daily Routine: Whether it’s for the morning or night or even just once a week, keep someone in charge of doing little cleaning tasks so that the big space will stay relatively clean. Pick up scraps of paper, organize your tools, and even takes this time to check any equipment or machinery to make sure it is safe to operate.

 

So are you ready to leave the toxic chemicals at the door? With a new start on your chemical-free cleaning life, you won’t have to worry about additional indoor air pollution, environmental impact from cleaning supplies or having dangerous products around your children and pets. Get ready, get set, clean green.