CLEANING UP FOR A NEW BABY
Over the last few weeks, I have been cleaning carpets and upholstery for lots of expecting mums (and Dads) here in sunny Liverpool.
Maybe there’s not much on the TV during November, but I do see a lot of nesting Mums during August, as well as October.
It may seem odd to some why this sudden urge to clean all in site overcomes some (if not all) pregnant soon to be mothers.
I will be at the home of an eight-month pregnant ladies home cleaning the couch, and there she is, up a step ladder cleaning the tops of kitchen units and ironing everything in sight.
If you or you know someone with a bump that is blasting their way through the home with an array of cleaning products, share this blog with them as it will point out what can be used in a safe manner, there is no need to load the house up with unnecessary cleaning chemicals that won’t please the new baby!
There is a danger to unborn babies if they are exposed to chemicals during, and after pregnancy.
NESTING CLEANING THE GREEN WAY
Eco-friendly drain cleaning solution
Get yourself some baking soda, half a cup will do the trick. Pour this down the drain you need to sort out. Grab one cup of vinegar (the white stuff) and the juice of half a lemon and pour down the drain onto the baking soda.
Leave for five minutes.
Now pour around 3 litres of really hot water down the drain. Job done.
Safe to breathe in air freshener
Now, these air fresheners you can buy in most supermarkets contain chemicals you wouldn’t want your worst enemy to breathe in. Carcinogenic materials, as well as other nasties, are not wanted in any safe home.
Rather than using sprays and plug ins, find the smell and get rid of it!
Try simmering the Zest of a nice yellow lemon with some cinnamon, add some baking soda to the mix and this will waft all the way through your home leaving it smelling fruity and fresh.
General purpose safe for mums cleaner
Forget all the marketing blurb on shop bought cleaners. All those colours, fragrances, foaming ingredients etc are not needed!
Grab yourself half a cup of vinegar, a quarter of a cup of baking soda and three pints of water. Mix it together and it’s ready to clean.
Wood cleaning solution
Shaking a can and spraying the wood will just get into your (and babies) lungs. Heres a safer way –
Equal parts white vinegar and veg oil. Mix and use. Easy!
So the aim of the baby making cleaning game is to stay safe. Think about what your spraying and wiping with. Your skin is the largest organ on the body and it will absorb these products that you buy, most being just there to add colour (research shows coloured cleaners sell more than clear ones).
Try the above-mentioned hacks, I will add more in the near future.
If you need a deep clean of carpets or sofas, you can call me on o151 448 1797 anytime.