Green Cleaning Tips from Barlow Service Experts Published on March 13, 2017 It’s that time when you start decluttering those closets, vacuuming the curtains, and taking boxes to your local Salvation Army drop. That’s right – it’s spring cleaning time! But before you spray harmful chemicals all over your counters and risk your indoor air quality, read these green cleaning tips from Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Fall in Love with Vinegar Vinegar is a fabulous all-purpose green cleaning product! Blend vinegar in water for a great glass cleaner, or blend with baking soda and water to clean countertops and tile. Vinegar is also a disinfectant, so you can use it to clean mold, mildew, or you can run it through your humidifier to keep your indoor air quality healthy. Do More with Baking Soda You can use baking soda on your toilet brush to wash your toilet or pour some on your carpets to help get rid of odors. Since baking soda helps absorb bad smells, leave an open box in your refrigerator to keep foul smells at bay and replace the box every 90 days. Use Your Essential Oils Essential oils are great for treating illnesses, minor cuts, or even helping you sleep, but did you know they can help you clean your home, too? Add some lemongrass or cinnamon leaf oil to a homemade green cleaning solution for some delightful scents. Or you can use tea tree oil or eucalyptus to help kill germs that cause stomach viruses, the flu, and even staph infections. Cook Yummy Smells Air fresheners only cover smells, plus they come with their own chemically smell. To help add some refreshing scents to your home, throw some cinnamon and apples in a pot and bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer. You can also include a couple drops of essential oils.