Written by Tenley Haraldson.


It’s no secret that Puracy takes cleaning really, really seriously. We believe that you don’t actually need a caddy of caustic chemicals to clean your house from top to bottom. And – contrary to popular belief – it can be done quickly with the right preparation.

We’ve compiled a room-by-room cleaning guide that highlights the best methods to clean your house without chemicals like bleach, hydrochloric acid, and ammonia!

The Best Way to Clean Starts with a Plan

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The most efficient way to clean a house starts by determining the dirtiest places in your home. Once you've created a plan of attack, it'll be much easier to know how to clean and/or disinfect certain areas.

Pro tip: Disinfectants only work if you remove gunk and grime first. But you’re in luck: Our 2-in-1 Disinfecting Surface Cleaner does both!

Stick to a Schedule

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We say it a lot, but frequent care is easy care. Our weekly cleaning checklist walks you through manageable, daily chores that’ll make deep cleaning your home a snap. 

Gather the Right Supplies

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We started Puracy because we wanted to create quality, plant-powered cleaning products that were safe for children and pets alike. And our team of biochemists helped us develop natural cleaners that are just as effective as their caustic counterparts!

Before you get to work, gather all of the cleaning products you need. Each of our natural cleaning guides (below) includes a list of the tools you'll need to accomplish your tasks.

Choose the Best Way to Clean

Different methods work for different people. While some people prefer selecting the same task (like vacuuming or dusting) and applying it to every room of their home, we find that cleaning room-by-room ensures that fewer surfaces go untouched.

Whichever technique you choose, be sure to work from top-to-bottom, moving from one corner outward.

Tackling Bathrooms

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You don’t need caustic chemicals to zap stains and germs. To clean a bathroom, follow our natural cleaning tips on tackling shower scum, disinfecting surfaces without bleach, and how to use a hard water stain remover. You might even learn something new, like the best way to clean a bathtub (there really is one, BTW). 

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Getting Bedrooms Immaculate

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It’s where we unwind after a long day – and where piles of clothes quickly overwhelm chairs and floors. The easiest way to combat the clutter is by cleaning your bedroom with quick sweeps every 2-3 days.

To prolong the life of your mattress – and eradicate dust mites and other allergens – we’ve also put together a straightforward guide on cleaning mattresses.

Keeping Kitchens Tidy

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Did you know that the two germiest places in homes are the kitchen sink and coffee maker? Since kitchens are where people congregate here – bacteria can get out of hand fast – top to bottom house cleaning is extremely important. 

Fun Fact: Though cleaning your kitchen might require a few “extra” techniques, you only need a handful of natural products to get the job done. 

More Step-by-Step Kitchen Cleaning Guides

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For more natural tips on getting kitchen surfaces and appliances to shine, check out our comprehensive guides on: 

Washing Dishes by Hand 

Loading & Cleaning a Dishwasher

Cleaning an Oven

Microwave Cleaning Hacks

Countertops 

Hardwood Floors

Sprucing up Living Rooms

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The living room should be for relaxing and socializing (not worrying about getting stains out of the carpet). It’s a crumb, smudge, and hair collector, so it's no secret that your furniture deserves expert tips to keep it looking great for years. We've also got foolproof leather furniture tips to make sofa care a breeze.

And to let a little more light in, don't miss our natural cleaning guide to getting streak-free windows.

How to Clean More Efficiently as a Parent

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Many tasks can feel overwhelming to new parents, especially if you’re cleaning the house with a baby. No matter how old your kids are, parents can count on these tips to tackle all sorts of messes (and germs) in their child’s bedroom and play areas .

Pro Tip: And since it’s never too early to teach children the importance of chores, here’s a kid-friendly cleaning checklist

The Best Way to Clean Pet-Friendly Homes

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We love our four-legged friends, but it’s easy to lose your cool when pet stains find their way into your home. But we recommend learning how to clean your house without chemicals like hydrochloric acid, ammonia, and bleach.

Instead, we’ve developed a range of pet-safe cleaners that eradicate everything from urine to vomit, poop, dirt, and drool. And they go deep within fabric and carpets to remove ‘dog smell’, cat urine, and other nasty odor-causing elements.

Puracy Will Never Use These Ingredients

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In order to provide the most effective, 100% cruelty-free, plant-based cleaning products, we promise that we'll never include the following in our products:

  • Sulfates (e.g. SLS, SLES)
  • Ammonia
  • Bleach 
  • Chlorine
  • Parabens
  • Animal by-products
  • Caustics
  • Phosphates
  • Phthalates 
  • Perfumes & synthetic fragrances
  • Dyes
  • Optical brighteners
  • Top 8 allergens

The Puracy Guarantee

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We stand by all of our incredible formulas and are determined to prove that any stain and odor can be tackled with plant-powered cleaners. If you don’t absolutely love your Puracy cleaning products, no worries! We'll give you your money back, no returns, hassles, or questions asked.