Spring cleaning is a great way to refresh your home and give it a thorough cleaning after a long winter. However, traditional cleaning methods can be harmful to the environment, with harsh chemicals and wasteful products. In this blog post, we’ll explore some eco-friendly spring cleaning tips that can help you clean your home while reducing your impact on the environment.
Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
One of the best ways to make your spring cleaning a little greener is to switch to cleaning products that that are biodegradable and free of harsh chemicals. We all know how many loads of laundry we have to do when we’re spring cleaning, so we recommend using eco-friendly laundry detergent sheets and softener.
BONUS TIP: Do you want to make your laundry cruelty-free? We recommend using bamboo fiber dryer balls instead of wool ones!
Refillable Cleaning Supplies
Another way to reduce waste when spring cleaning is to use refillable cleaning supplies. Instead of using disposable cleaning wipes or paper towels, opt for a reusable cleaning cloth or rag. You can also use a refillable spray bottle and fill it with an eco-friendly cleaning solution from companies like Blueland. They not only reduce waste, but also save you money in the long run.
Repurpose old items
Before throwing away old items, consider repurposing them for cleaning. For example, old t-shirts can be cut up and used as cleaning rags, or old toothbrushes can be used to clean small crevices. Rags are a great alternative to disposable cleaning wipes and paper towels and can be washed and reused multiple times.
Use natural air fresheners
Instead of using chemical air fresheners, consider using natural alternatives such as essential oils, beeswax candles, or potpourri made from dried herbs and flowers.
Donate Unwanted Items
Spring cleaning is a great time to declutter your home and get rid of unwanted items. Instead of throwing them away, consider donating them to a local charity or thrift store. Donating unwanted items not only helps the environment by keeping items out of landfills, but it also helps people in need. Here’s a list of places (aside from Goodwill) where you can donate clothes and objects.
Properly dispose of hazardous waste
If you have hazardous waste such as batteries, electronics, or cleaning products, be sure to dispose of them properly. Look for local recycling centers or hazardous waste disposal sites to ensure these items are disposed of safely and responsibly.
As you can see, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be harmful to the environment. At Ntdf.* we want to make cruelty-free and eco-friendly products easily accessible to everyone. By just making a few adjustments you can reduce your impact on the environment while still enjoying a clean and fresh home!