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Clean with Green: How to Make Your Office Eco-Friendly

While there are tons of people who may question the validity of the argument surrounding global warming, it’s still important to take care of the environment. One of the ways that you can take care of the environment is by decreasing your carbon footprint. In the office, you and other employees spend tons of time working. This is a perfect space to develop eco-friendly practices in. Consider these four ways you can make your office more eco-friendly.

Maintain a Green Thumb

Find out if there’s anybody in the office who has a green thumb. When you have plants in a space, the plant serve as natural air purifiers. Try to have one green plant for every thousand square feet in the office. If you don’t have anybody who’s great with plant maintenance, consider hiring someone to come and teach you all the right tips.

Use Eco-friendly Cleaning Products

If you have a specific commercial cleaning company that you work with, ask them to switch to eco-friendly cleaning products. They might use eco-friendly products already. However, it’s good to make sure. It’s also wise to swap out hand lotions, soaps, and other bathroom cleaning products for eco-friendly options.

Utilize Essential Oils

Don’t underestimate the power of essential oils to completely cleanse the air and provide delightful scents. Put a diffuser in each room. Add a few drops of an essential oil like lemon oil, lavender oil or eucalyptus oil every day. You can put the diffuser on a timer. As the essential oils are released into the air, it will also help when anybody has colds, flu or germs that need to be sanitized. Essential oils are also great for anyone who deals with stress or anxiety.

Open the Windows

Be intentional about opening the windows every single day. Even in the winter time, it’s wise to practice this habit. This is because the fresh air will penetrate the air in your office. It’s a good way to cleanse the air indoors. You don’t have to do this step for a long period of time. In fact, you can this for 15 minutes each day. When you’re in a space for an extended period of time, it’s easy to get used to it. Therefore, you won’t notice when something doesn’t smell as great. It’s easy for a scent to become stale when you’re used to them all the time. When you open the windows, this eliminates this from happening.

As you develop these habits, you’ll be able to experience a difference in your office. Your employees might even feel more excited about coming to a space that smells good and gives off a great aura. You’ll also be able to breathe a little easier when you know you’re doing your part to help save the environment.

Rachelle Wilber, the author, is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Rachelle recommends commercial cleaning to keep your office space clean and tidy. 

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