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Cleaning and Pregnancy – Safe Cleaning While Pregnant

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Being pregnant is such a special time in your life.

It is also a hectic time full of hormones, painful joints, and low energy. Your top priority is growing a baby, so you need to focus on that. Here at Clean Affinity, we have an exceptional “New Baby Package” so you do not need to worry about being pregnant and having to clean.

Pregnant women get plenty of tips and advice whenever someone spots their baby-bump, and that includes what cleaning rituals and products to avoid. However, before you toss everything away and go on strike, it might interest you to know somethings are a bit misguided.     

There are hazards and activities that if you are pregnant, you should stop and that is where educating yourself is necessary. Eco-cleaning is always the best route to take when it comes to cleaning your home. However, particular cleaning jobs require the heavy hitters.

In this post, you will learn some critical cleaning tips for pregnant women and a few other suggestions.

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Bring in Some Cleaning  Help While Pregnant

Even though you are feeling the need to nest and do all the household chores you did before you were pregnant, taking it slow is essential. The further along you are, the more attentive you should be to your need to ask for help.

Many women put off asking for help because they want to feel as though they are doing their part without adding debt. As understandable as this is, hiring a cleaning service once or twice per month will not break a budget.    

By bringing in some professional help, this allows you to take care of the minor cleaning while leaving the heavy cleaning to someone else. There will be plenty you can do to help keep your living environment clean so do not feel guilty for bringing in some backup.

Avoid Strenuous Cleaning

No matter what your circumstance is, never overdo household cleaning while being pregnant. There are household chores to avoid during pregnancy. You should stay away from areas that require you to stretch too far such as corners and nooks that have poor ventilation. 

You should only do cleaning chores that you can do comfortably. Anytime you feel out of breath or tired; it is time to take a break. While cleaning, only reach for higher places standing on a floor that is a steady surface.

Never stand on tables stools, or chairs to attempt to reach higher areas. To clean these areas use entended cleaning brushes. Unsteady elevated surfaces lead to falling so you must avoid these areas during your pregnancy. 

Consult Your Gynecologist Regularly

Before doing projects that are physically strenuous, make sure your state of health with your pregnancy is okay. Keep regular check-ups with your doctor and take advice when to rest your body. 

Extending duties to others while you rest and do coordination and planning can still keep your home organized while you and your baby take it easy. 

Cleaners to Avoid During Pregnancy

Household cleaners such as all-purpose and window cleaners are in general safe.However, many cleaning products do contain harmful chemicals to fight bacteria and grime. Chemicals such as these can be detrimental to the mom and the baby. That is especially true for fragile periods such as the first trimester.

Here is a list of the most popular cleaning products to steer clear of especially while expecting:

Mold Cleaners:

Mold cleaners are tempting to use because no one likes to see mold and mildew in his or her home. Whether it is your basement growing mold or your bathroom tiles, this is a job to leave to someone else. Black mold is very toxic, and you should avoid it at all cost. 

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Oven cleaners:

You do not have to be pregnant to understand why this makes a list. When it comes to oven cleaner, just do not use them at all. Cleaners such as these contain the harshest chemicals of all cleaning products.

Remember how you struggled to breathe with just one spray of oven cleaner? To clean your cooktop and oven, use water and safe, all-natural dish detergent.

Clorox:

Let’s face it; bleach tends to overpower people that are not pregnant, so, you can understand why it makes a list. Bleach is the “go-to” product that does its job well but is best to avoid while you have a bun in the oven.

Read labels carefully

If buying organic brands is stretching your budget, try to avoid products that exclude using those that have overpowering toxic fumes. It is vital that you know what to look for when reading labels.

A good rule of thumb is if it states it is toxic, or that it includes chemical such as phenols or glycol, leave it alone. The good news is, there are plenty of items you probably already have in your home that makes fantastic cleaners.     

We now serve Salem with our eco-friendly cleaning services.

Frugal and Natural Replacements

The following is a list of safe cleaning products during pregnancy that is non-toxic and cost-effective. All of these products are safe to use with no worry and minimal cost.   

  • Baking soda is the champion of all products. It helps with removing stains while eliminating odors and is a fantastic scouring powder.
  • White vinegar is an all-purpose cleaning product. As a bonus, it is excellent for germ and bacteria killing.
  • Club soda is the secret weapon for a good polish and stain remover.
  • Olive oil is a fantastic furniture polisher.
  • Hydrogen peroxide can work as bleach and stain remover. It makes for the perfect non-toxic disinfectant.
  • Borax is a fantastic alternative to bleach that helps deodorize and get rid of the odor, removes dirt and disinfects.

How to make a spray cleaner: Combine some non-toxic liquid soap with 2 tbsp. Vinegar and a tablespoon of Borax in an aerosol bottle. Add hot water and shake the ingredients well to ensure the borax dissolves, then add a little more liquid soap.

Cleaning Specials For Pregnant Moms to Be

We are affordable, professional, and serious professionals that do our jobs with passion. Our staff always goes the extra mile to provide our clients with an eco-clean living environment so you can sit back and relax.      

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“Power Nesting”

Cleaning the way you would – if you could.

We know how tiring it can be to carry around that new life all the time. So on our first visit to clean your home, we do a BIG deep clean. These usually take two people most of the day, and it includes a good scrub of the kitchen and bathrooms as well as a thorough damp dusting, vacuuming, and mopping. Your home will sparkle!

Save $50 on your Deep Clean!

Regular Follow Up Cleaning

With this package, you will get an extra pair of hands for a minimum of 2 hours a week to do what needs to be done.

Cleaning | Dishes | Laundry | Changing Sheets | Take out Garbage | Etc.

After the baby arrives, we are still here to help as you recover because let’s face it – your hands will be full!

Discount is valid until six weeks postpartum, too! What a deal!

Save $10 each cleaning!

This package makes a great gift for anyone you know who is expecting. It will be a gift they will use instead of one that you think might be useful but turns out they already got 3 of them.

Want an impressive presentation? For a small extra fee, we can make diaper cakes and towel animals to go with your gift certificate.

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