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As parents, we all want to protect our children from harm, and we do everything to create a healthy and safe environment. However, it is also our responsibility as human beings to avoid causing harm to the environment. It is not easy to overcome the dilemma. Below you will find a few tips on how to get started with responsible homemaking and protecting your children at the same time.
Cruelty Free and Natural Cleaning Products
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One of the things you will need to do is look through your cleaning cupboard and find out what you can do to make the place hygienic without spreading toxic materials. You will also need to have an assessment to see if there is any lead or asbestos that can cause mystery illnesses or respiratory conditions. Dusting and using a HEPA filter vacuum will help you keep the germs and allergens at bay, as well as white vinegar and lemon juice.
Ethical Pest Control
The last thing you want your kids to do is sharing your home with pests that spread germs. There are toxic and ethical ways of keeping the bugs and rodents out of your home and protecting your family. You can get in touch with a termites pest control company to find out how best to approach the problem without having to put up with poison in your home.
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While plastic and chipboard furniture, as well as plastic might be cheaper, you might want to think about sustainable materials that are easy to clean traditional methods. If you have a real wood dining table, you can use non-abrasive cleaning products to protect the organic material and your kids at the same time.
It is also a good idea to keep pesticides and other toxins out of your diet. If you would like to teach your kids life skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives, and help them live more ethically, you can create an organic garden. You will not only find an activity the entire family can take part in, but also eat cleaner and reduce the amount of plastic packaging you are going through each week.
If you would like to improve your well-being and avoid spending too much on air fresheners and cleaning solutions, you will need to switch to natural disinfectants. Bleach and other solutions get washed down the drain and enter the groundwater again. If you would like to avoid your kids catching germs, you can use soda crystals, white vinegar, and tea tree oil in your kitchen and your bathroom. You will get the same long lasting shine as you would from a big brand name product.
Keeping your young family safe and healthy without harming the environment is a challenge most new parents face. Make sure that you consider the alternatives, and measure the environmental impact of your choices. You will not only protect your kids’ health, but also their future this way.