There are few businesses that will let you reap amazing profits with little start-up capital. This is exactly the case with a green cleaning business. This is truly the type of enterprise that is made for the little guy in mind where pure work ethics will be rewarded.
All you need to be a professional cleaner are mops, buckets, brooms, bottle sprays, some rags and cleaning solutions. The home owner usually supplies the vacuum cleaner so you don’t have to lug around your own. This is to prevent cross contamination.
Cleaning supplies such as mop refills often come in bulk so be sure to stock up to minimize the costs. As for cleaning solutions, you can create your own natural anti-bacterial solutions and polishes. Natural cleaners are a better alternative to commercial cleaning products. Not only are they “green” and better for the environment, but they are better for your health as well. Home owners will surely be appreciative that they are not breathing in toxic fumes from air fresheners when natural flower potpourri and scented oils are better for your health. And since you’re on multiple cleaning jobs and using these products everyday, it is also in your best interest as well to “clean green”.
There is often a misconception that being green is more expensive. This is not the case, especially with cleaning products as natural cleaning recipes cost a fraction compared to the commercial version.
Vinegar is an all purpose cleaner that can be used on most surfaces. You just have to mix one part vinegar with one part water and put the solution in a spray bottle. You should always test a small area of the surface you’re cleaning. Vinegar is great for cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms. Some people might be turned off by the smell but it disappears after the solution dries.
Another great natural cleaning product is baking soda. If mixed with vinegar, it makes a great scrubbing paste for appliances. Baking soda is also great for absorbing odours. Before vacuuming, you can sprinkle baking soda onto the carpet to absorb any smells.
Finally, lemons are not only great its culinary value, but it can also be used for cleaning as well. Lemons are well known for their cleaning properties. That is why they appear on commercial cleaning products packaging. You can make your own lemon polish by mixing in equal parts lemon juice with olive oil. Use this to polish wood furniture and see it shine. It gives off a great smell too!
As you can see, green cleaning is simple and it’s cheap. Your cleaning supplies for your door to door cleaning jobs need not be expensive at all. Not only is it good for your health, but it is good for your pocket book.