Sustainable Spring Cleaning

by Tess Donelon

Spring cleaning, whether actually taking place in the early spring or not, is a time to get rid of the old and welcome the new. Something as simple as your cleaning products and waste disposal can greatly affect the ecosystem around you, so in an effort to avoid that, there are a few products and practices you can utilize to clean out your space in a more sustainable way!

Recycle or Donate Unused Clutter
Until you begin the springtime “deep clean,” you may not realize the amount of clutter that can pile up in your home. Things that you may not use or touch for long periods of time are perfect candidates for the recycle or donation pile. Less waste can lead to more productivity and a clearer frame of mind while at home.

Switch Out Your Toxic Cleaning Products
You may not think that you need to take a second look at your cleaning products, but think again. Having natural and organic products to clean your home with is the first step in remaining Earth-conscious. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner is made with plant-derived ingredients and essential oils, so not only does it get your house actually clean, it won’t harm the air or people around you. Ecover is another company that carries everything from toilet bowl cleaners to dish soaps–and they’re entirely eco-friendly.

Revisit the Ways That You Stay Green
Over time, habits become exactly that, but what if there are better ways you can care for yourself and your planet within your home? Recycling restrictions change often, and revisiting the best ways to recycle is a great start!

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