Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips for a Happy Home
Keep life simple and go green whilst you clean: Get our top tips for an eco-friendly spring clean that will leave your home fresh and a healthy, happy place to be!
Eco-friendly ways to clean your home
Spring cleaning your home shouldn't mean ﬁlling it with toxic chemicals - it should mean ﬁlling it with fresh air, natural scents and a fresh, clean, uplifting vibe.
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Follow our eco-friendly cleaning tips for a safe, natural clean and happy, healthy home.
Eco spring cleaning essentials
Gather together your eco cleaning essentials and yes - it's a simple list. One of the top beneﬁts of eco cleaning is simplicity. Choose green cleaners like:
• Pure Castile liquid soap
• White vinegar
• Bicarbonate of soda
• Soda crystals
• Essential oils - try tea tree, lemon or peppermint
• Reusable microﬁbre cloths
• Mop and bucket
Declutter the sustainable way
Before starting a spring clean in your home - declutter. The less things you have, the easier it is to clean. But don't just toss everything in the bin - which will go to landﬁll. Declutter responsibly - use a simple 3 box system, that way nothing is just dumped:
• A box for items to sell - use sites like eBay or local Facebook selling groups
• A box for items to donate to charity or give away to friends
• A box for taking to the waste recycling facility
Freshen the air naturally
Nothing beats ﬁlling your home with fresh air - throwing open the windows is the very best way to make your home smell fresh and clean. A well aired home feels just so lovely to be in.
If you like to add a little fragrance then mix up your own natural room sprays using essential oils. You can use diﬀerent oils for diﬀerent rooms - try tea tree or peppermint in bathrooms and fresh clean scents like Bergamot or Citrus fragrances for living spaces.
Mix up your own Green Cleaners
- Simple floor cleaner
• Half a bucket of hot water
• 2 tsp pure Castile liquid soap
• 10 drops essential oil of your choice
• 1 tbs white vinegar
This is ideal for cleaning tiled ﬂoors, laminate or lino.
- Natural window cleaner
• half spray bottle of cold water
• 1 cup white vinegar
• 1 tsp pure Castile liquid soap
Shake before use
If you're anxious about trying homemade natural cleaners then always test on an inconspicuous area ﬁrst.
Dry laundry outdoors
Drying laundry outdoors is the BEST. It's free, it's easy and it uses no energy! Laundry dried outdoors always smells just amazing. It's a great way to really freshen up washable fabrics throughout your home.
This article was in collaboration with Daisies & Pie.
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