Breathe Easy This School Year: Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips & Top Wood Safe Cleaners to Use in Your Home

As the first chime of the school bell rings, things can get messy! The back-to-school season is much more than just pencil cases and backpacks. It's about adjusting to a busier schedule. Amidst this whirlwind of activities, keeping a clean home can be challenging! Here's a comprehensive guide on keeping your home fresh and clean during this busy season while selecting wood safe cleaners and eco-friendly products that keep you, your family, and your pets safe.

Safety First!

First, remember to choose products that are both safe and effective. One of the main criteria for selecting cleaning products for your home should be to look for wood safe cleaners. Make sure that the cleaning solutions you select will not include harsh ingredients that can harm your wooden surfaces. They should be formulated to enhance their beauty and increase their longevity.

One of your best choices is WOCA Natural Soap Cleaner (it also comes in an easy, ready-mixed spray bottle), a product specially formulated for daily cleaning tasks that can be used on wood work such as furniture, staircases, doors, panels and worktops. As an eco-conscious homeowner, you’ll  appreciate that this wood safe cleaner’s effective ingredients are plant fats including soy and coconut. It’s gentle yet powerful, making it perfect for keeping your wooden surfaces pristine while also conditioning them.

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Gold Star Work Starts With the Right Tools

With your wood safe cleaners in tow, you’re on the way to clean and vibrant interior wood! Now, all you need is an easy way to apply the products.

Fall is a busy time of year and having the right cleaning tools readily available will save you plenty of hassle. Another boon from WOCA's product lineup, and one of our personal favorite time savers, is the Spray Mop. What do we love about it? It’s quick and easy to assemble without being flimsy. This sturdy mop comes with a machine washable cotton microfiber blend pad that can be used on both wood and other types of flooring such as tile, laminate, LVT, and vinyl.

Cleaning should be safe, effective, and efficient. Pick one of these up during the rushed back-to-school season and you’ll be thanking yourself after the first use! 

Keep a Spotless Record (No Black Spots Allowed!)

Beyond daily cleaning, take this time of year as an opportunity to knock out those problematic spots that may need special attention. You know the ones — the particularly unsightly spots  on your wooden surfaces that you’ve been staring at ever since you accidentally left that wet glass or leaky vase of flowers sitting there.

We know what you may be thinking: How am I going to find the time for that? I didn’t even know those spots could come out.

Here's where the magic of WOCA's Tannin Spot Neutralizer comes into play. Uniquely formulated to remove stubborn stains caused by an acid/water reaction, the Tannin Spot Remover is a game-changer in stain removal, bringing back the original beauty of your wood surfaces without any harmful effects.  

Shoot for Perfect Attendance

The importance of a routine cleaning cannot be overstated. Having a daily cleaning regimen can keep spaces tidy and manageable, even amidst the busiest of schedules. Remember, a little effort each day can save more significant cleaning tasks later. Allocate tasks to all family members to make cleaning more enjoyable and downtime spent together more rewarding.

By using wood-safe cleaners, you can ensure beautiful, vibrant, and long-lasting wooden surfaces while also keeping sustainability at the forefront. Not sure how often to clean your wood surfaces? Check out our step-by-step maintenance guide for maintaining your home's wood floors and surfaces.

Breathe Easy, Breathe Clean

Whether it’s a hectic time of year or not, you deserve to breathe easy! We don’t think it’s too much to want the inside of your home to feel as fresh as the air outside. Using eco-friendly, low-VOC cleaning products has numerous benefits but, most of all, it helps to ensure your home environment is safe and clean. 

What are VOCs. anyway? VOCs are Volatile Organic Compounds that can pose health risks, and when applied in enclosed spaces like our homes, the concentration of these compounds can lead to potential health hazards. By choosing low-VOC cleaning products like WOCA’s, you reduce the risk of exposing yourself and your family to these harmful chemicals.

That means you get to enjoy the back-to-school season in a home that’s as clean and fresh as the crisp autumn air.

A Calmer, Cleaner School Year for You and Your Loved Ones

Now that school’s in session, let’s recap what we’ve learned! The back-to-school season doesn't have to be synonymous with chaos, mess, or overly harsh chemical cleaners. By selecting the right products, implementing a regular cleaning schedule, and addressing tough stains, you’ll set yourself up for success and maintain a clean, fresh living environment that will leave you breathing a sigh of relief (along with cleaner air).

Putting these useful cleaning tips into practice and selecting only the best quality, wood safe cleaners ensures an eco-friendly approach to wood care that aligns with your environmentally conscious lifestyle.  After all, your focus should be on the events and joys  of the new school year ahead. 

Why let your kids or family members have all the fun? Even if you’re not going back to school yourself, it’s always a good time to keep learning. Check out our blog full of helpful tips and in-depth information on proper care and maintenance of all your wooden surfaces, inside and out.

Ready for recess instead? Explore more first-rate, best-selling WOCA products for residential wood use here.

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