Spring Clean Your Way to a Healthier Home

Words by The Thankyou Team
22 September, 2023

The season of cleansing, decluttering and tidying is well and truly in the air. But this year, your house isn’t the only thing needing a refresh… your cleaning routine deserves one too.

The cleaning conundrum

Not-so-friendly disposables

From single-use cleaning wipes to non-recyclable packaging, one of the biggest issues with traditional cleaners is their contribution to the growing problem of waste in our landfills. While the use of disposables sometimes is unavoidable, many mainstream options are produced using materials that cannot break down over time and usually cause more harm than good.

The burning hole in our wallets 

Cleaning products aren’t cheap, and the  constant need to repurchase and dispose of these products also takes a toll not only on the environment, but also on our finances too. 

Harmful products in our…homes?! 

Many conventional cleaning products, like cleaning sprays, wipes and detergents, contain harsh and toxic chemicals that release harmful pollutants into the air and water when they are used and disposed of improperly and can cause harm to both our health and the environment. 

The solution? Embrace change

Change challenges us to evolve, innovate, and discover new horizons, ultimately enriching our lives in unexpected and meaningful ways

As we continue to grow as individuals and collectively as a society, we discover new ways to minimise our impact on the environment, and are provided with new choices and innovation that align with our own personal values. Even small changes in our daily routines have the power to create ripples of positive impact, as they accumulate and inspire larger transformations over time.

Breaking down overwhelming tasks to small, daily actions, such as moving your body, practising mindfulness, or cleaning your space are great places to dip your toes in the pool of change.

Do you really need another new product? We think yes.

For this spring cleaning season, it’s time to reimagine your cleaning routine. Introducing the new frontier of cleaning.

In the history of cleaning, if you wanted to get rid of a risk in your home (germs, bacteria) you’d have to enter a risk into your home (nasty chemicals).

That story doesn’t read right to us, and it shouldn’t read right to you either.

Enter: Thankyou Universal Cleaner. 

A 100% Natural Cleaner, that is also a hospital grade disinfectant*. An industry breakthrough formula. And yep, that means no nasty chemical risk is required to remove a risk. The gloves are off, literally.

This Universal Cleaner is an Australian made, vegan and cruelty free eco-friendly cleaner that’s tough on grease and stains, killing 99.99% of germs**. The best part? It’s harmless for repeated incidental skin contact (even on sensitive skin).

Available in Fragrance Free, that is sensitive skin friendly*** or naturally derived Botanical Grapefruit, for that little bit of extra zest. 

One solution for a perfect clean.

The Universal Cleaner is the ultimate multipurpose cleaner to use on glass, windows, upholstery, highchairs, kitchen and ovens. It’s also an effective and natural floor cleaner that can be used on bathroom tiles and more floor surfaces. Paired with Thankyou’s range of home cleaning tools, like our 4-in-1 Squeegee, labelled by some (us) as window wizardry, or our reusable Microfibre cloths, made from 90% recycled materials, and you’ve got yourself a cost-effective, clutter reduced cleaning regime.

Refillable cleaner, forever.

This spring, it’s time to ditch disposables – The Universal Cleaner is a refillable cleaning product, promoting circularity with our refill bottles made from 100% HPDE recycled and recyclable materials. This new refill system reduces waste, carbon emissions and water usage compared to previous Thankyou consumer products and those of the mainstream market.

Dilution makes this one of Australia’s most affordable cleaners.

Without dilution, this cleaner is a hospital grade disinfectant, but dilute it 1:3 and you’ve got yourself a household grade disinfectant****, and 1:9 for an antibacterial floor & window cleaner*****.

At a price per 100mL, the average for an antibacterial household cleaner is $1.08. And this cleaner? Well, if you dilute it down to household grade, you’re spending $0.33 per 100mL— making it one of Australia’s most affordable cleaners. Three cheers for money saved and less waste!

A small change that makes a big difference.

Thankyou products are good for you, good for humanity and good for the planet. Like all Thankyou products, this Universal Cleaner exists all -for the end of extreme poverty. Discover our Universal Cleanser, online at Thankyou to refresh your cleaning routine this spring. Upgrade your home cleaning routine with our complete surface and window cleaning kit and refill cleaning bundles.

*Hospital-grade disinfectant listed on the ARTG for use against the virus that causes Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Kills 99.99%. Registration No: 387750.
**Hospital grade only.
***4Eurofins Test: 16th ER 22/038-11. Harmless after repeated (incidental) skin contact. Non-irritant on sensitive skin.
****Household-grade disinfectant (1:3 dilution) kills 99.9% of germs (EN 1276).
*****Antibacterial floor & window cleaner (1:9 dilution) kills 99% of germs such as Staphylococcus Aureus and E.Coli (EN 1276).