How Clean is Your Home?
If you’re familiar with the J.R. Watkins brand, you already know that we’re passionate about natural, eco-friendly cleaning. We believe that caring for the environment and your home shouldn’t be a chore … it should be a refreshing experience! But we know that isn’t always the case, so we’re on a mission to find simple ways to keep a clean, green house.
Recently, we developed this video with our partners over at Lifetime Fitness to help re-evaluate clean living within the home. Sharing tips from practicallygreen.com, Healthy Living Expert Terri Trespicio walks through some eco-friendly tricks on how to detox your home.
We’ve re-capped some of the highlights here, but WOULD LOVE to hear from YOU.
What simple ideas do you have for eco-friendly home care? Please share them in the comments and we’ll recap some of our favorite tips and tricks submitted by you in an upcoming post.
- Lose the shoes: Did you know that 85% of household dirt comes in on your feet? Along with the dirt, you could be tracking pesticides, allergens or even lead into the home. Try getting in the habit of removing your shoes at the front door to help minimize the dirt and dust. As for the pile of shoes? Find a simple solution that works for your space. Real Simple has a great list of entryway enhancement ideas to get you started!
- Don’t mess with the dirty dozen: A lot of crops are sprayed with pesticides. Apples, celery and strawberries are just a few that make up the dirty dozen that are hit the worst. If you don’t want to avoid these altogether, check out Prevention’s list of fruits and veggies to always buy organic.
- Use an eco-friendly cleaner: they work just as well! Look for brands that don’t contain a lot of harsh chemicals and are biodegradable. Remember, companies don’t have to tell you what is in their products, so trust the ones that you know (like J.R. Watkins!). Check out our natural cleaners and learn more about the J.R. Watkins Home Care Line here.