Spring is in the air. Along with thoughts of warm weather and blooming flowers come plans of getting the home fresh and clean for spring. In honor of the green sprouts now appearing, take a look at seven of the best green spring cleaning tips to simplify and de-stress your life, as well as de-clutter your home.
1. Skip the Chemicals.
Is your home truly cleaner if you are replacing dirt with harsh chemical residues? Not really. Mixing up homemade cleaning solutions can be simple and effective. A mix of equal parts vinegar and water creates an easy and safe all-purpose cleaner.
2. Could Someone Else Use It?
Take inventory of the things around your home that haven’t been used in a long time. If something hasn’t been used in six months or more, you likely won’t miss it. Give it away to someone in need instead of tossing it. You’ll be helping others, keeping things out of the landfill, and reducing the clutter in your own home.
3. Reevaluate Your Storage.
If you have trouble accessing the things you own because they are crammed in the back of your closet, look for some easy storage options. Not only will this help you have a cleaner and more organized space, but you will also find you get more use out of the things you already have when you are able to easily use them!
Save money and help the earth by reusing items to help you clean. Old newspapers are a cleaning industry secret for shiny windows and mirrors. Save citrus rinds to freshen the garbage disposal.
5. Host a Swap.
Don’t let the clothes that your children have outgrown make a mess of your closets. Get together with your friends and swap outgrown clothes with one another. You’ll walk away with less mess and clothes that are new to your children.
6. Look for An Easier Way.
Plenty of gadgets exist to help you clean your home, but sometimes the most basic ways are the best ways. A broom is greener than an electric sweeper because it requires no power source. Plus, if you don’t have to bother with cords or complicated instructions you’re more likely to use it more frequently.
7.Develop a System.
Create a calendar or system of the best ways for you to get your cleaning tasks done. Things will stay cleaner, require less work, and less resources if you’re able to tackle chores a little at a time.
Author Bio: Karleia is a freelance blogger. Away from the office she enjoys spending time with family and friends.