As the hot and sunny days of summer fade away and the crisp, cool days of autumn start to set in, more and more people start to get the “itch” to do fall cleaning in their homes. While you may be feeling the urge to go through your closets, clean under all the beds, pull out all your scarves and sweaters, and make yourself a cozy cup of cinnamon tea, it’s also the perfect time to make a change that can have an even more significant impact on your home environment. Here, we discuss 5 reasons why fall is the perfect time to consider swapping out your traditional cleaning products for non-toxic alternatives.
1. Less Natural Airflow Circulating
With windows and doors staying shut as much as possible to keep the chilly air out of the house, your indoor air quality can take a hit. Traditional cleaning products release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can linger indoors. During the warmer months of the year, you can utilize natural air flow from opened windows to help naturally detox your air a bit, but that’s not an option in the fall and winter. All-natural cleaners help keep the air fresher and healthier for your family, so you can all breathe easier indoors knowing you aren’t inhaling anything worrisome. Another thing to consider is that traditional candles, while providing yummy smells, are most likely contributing to more of a poor indoor air quality. Consider switching to soy candles and diffusers throughout the house and even in your car, for a much healthier (and still wonderfully scented) alternative.
2. More Germs and Weaker Immune Systems
It’s no secret that fall also marks the beginning of cold and flu season. With everyone spending more time indoors, the risk of germs spreading increases. Using all-natural cleaning products will help ensure that you're not introducing harmful chemicals into your living space, which can be especially beneficial for those with weaker immune systems. In fact, if you’re choosing to use non-toxic cleaning products that contain essential oils, you will be exposing yourself to ingredients that might actually help your health, in addition to keeping your home clean. Some benefits include reducing heartburn, lowering harm to your lungs and body, and lowering your stress and anxiety levels (a key need as we all prep for the busy holiday season!).
3. Pumpkin Spiced Scents. Need We Say More?
Perhaps this should have been reason #1. Who doesn't love the cozy aromas of fall? Pumpkin spice doesn’t just have to be a fun flavor for your coffee! Non-toxic cleaning products often harness natural scents like cinnamon, cloves, and citrus, creating an autumn ambiance that's both soothing and invigorating. And Yoo Clean just released their limited edition seasonal Pumpkin Spice scents, so whether you use the all-purpose cleaner, the room freshener, or even the iconic bowl freshener - you can have your whole house smelling like fall without inhaling anything icky.
4. Dry Skin Requires Gentler Laundry Detergents
As the air gets drier, our skin tends to follow suit. This means your laundry detergent should be kind to the whole family’s more sensitive skin around this time of year. Non-toxic laundry detergents are formulated free of the ingredients that might exacerbate dryness, like petroleum, artificial fragrances, and chlorine (just to name a few!) - keeping your clothes and linens soft and skin safe. Not to mention, Yoo Clean’s all-natural laundry soap is septic safe and environmentally friendly!
5. More Savings in the Long Run = More Money for Holiday Spending
Fall is a time of preparation, especially for the upcoming holiday season. And while making the switch to non-toxic might seem like more of an investment upfront, it’s one that will pay off quickly. All-natural cleaning products are often all-purpose and have many uses, from kitchen surfaces to bathroom tiles, reducing your need to buy multiple specialized products for each room in your house. By investing in all-natural options now, you can save more money in the long run, to invest in elaborate Halloween costumes or your holiday gifting list.
Hopefully you’re feeling inspired to grab some new all-natural products from Yoo Clean, especially some Pumpkin Spice-scented ones! We are here to make your transition to non-toxic cleaning even easier, and are happy to answer any questions you may have. If you want to have an all-natural cleaning expert take care of your fall cleaning for you, we are now also offering local cleaning and laundry services in the Hampton Roads area.
Ready to make the switch to all-natural cleaning products this season and embrace a cleaner, healthier home for the months ahead? Contact us today if you’re interested in getting on our cleaning waitlist or adding some all-natural supplies to your cart. We look forward to helping you create a healthier, safer, yummier smelling space for you and your loved ones this fall.