Don’t let your spring cleaning trash the planet. This year use these tips to have an eco-friendly spring cleaning. The earth and your health will thank you!
Spring cleaning is a great way to have a fresh start within your home. It can also lead to a lot of waste and the use of harsh chemicals.
This year you can skip all of that and have an eco-friendly spring cleaning. It’s not as hard as you may think or even as expensive. In the long run, you should save money.
Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips
Use Natural Cleaning Products
Conventional cleaning products can contain a lot of harmful chemicals you don’t want to be using around your home. Making the switch to more natural products is better for your health and the environment.
There are a lot of great products out there. You can find brands like Seventh Generation, Mrs, Meyers, and more at local stores.
You can also have natural cleaning products delivered right to your door by using Grove Collaborative. If you haven’t tried Grove Collaborative yet you can get a free 4-piece Mrs. Meyer’s set with your first order. This a great way to get started with more natural products.
You can also make your own cleaners. This is not only a great way to be sure you know what you are using, but it also can save you a lot of money.
Check out Natural Cleaners You Can Make Yourself for some amazing homemade cleaner recipes.
Use Zero Waste Tools
Ditching paper towels, disposable mop pads, and all of the many other disposable cleaning tools out there can greatly reduce the amount of waste you create while doing your spring cleaning.
Tools you need:
Over time using these reusable products will also save you money. Don’t forget to wash them with natural laundry detergent and line dry them when possible
Use the Three Rs
Decluttering is a big part of spring cleaning but don’t just trash a lot of useful stuff. Remember your three Rs.
We already talked about reducing but don’t forget to reuse. If you have things you no longer have a use for but they are still useable, donate them so someone else can use it.
For things, you can’t reuse or donate, recycle what you can. Recycling still uses a lot of energy so that’s why it’s the last R but it’s a lot better than sending the items to the landfill.
Additional Resource: 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle
These simple things will help your spring cleaning be better for you and your family as well as the planet!