With families spending more time at home, messes are on repeat and cleanups are often an hourly routine. At the same time, many households are looking to reduce their environmental impact affordably. To green up your clean up and create healthier spaces, consider the following tips.


Ditch paper towels for reusable cloths and sponges. Make sure to wash them regularly on the highest heat setting to avoid spreading messes around. Use old towels on your refillable sweeper mops, and cut T-shirts into large squares to be used as rags and dusting cloths.



Over 50 percent of people are looking for cleaning products that reduce the number of harsh chemicals their families are exposed to, according to a Lightspeed/Mintel survey. If that describes you, consider solutions working for other consumers, such as Art of Green multipurpose cleaning sprays and wipes. They are safe for use around kids and pets, safe for sensitive skin and not tested on animals, making them a good choice at a time when families are looking to cut back expenses, and make the switch to more natural products.

“This is the perfect time to take steps toward a greener home,” says Erin Chase, founder of $5 Dinners and an Art of Green “cleanfluencer.”

“As a busy mom of four boys, it’s the first affordable green cleaning option I’ve tried that actually works.”


To find Art of Green, visit artofgreen.com or purchase at target.com. Follow the brand on Instagram and Facebook for its cleaning tips and tricks.


Skip store-bought air fresheners. Instead, simply boil lemon, cinnamon, cloves or any favorite plant for a natural, lasting aroma. You can further promote fresh air at home simply by opening windows whenever possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends doing so to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

For a healthy home, prioritize cleaning habits that reduce your environmental impact and limit the harsh chemicals to which your family is exposed.


This article is courtesy of StatePoint Media.