Who else is ready for spring to be here? We’re pretty much over winter by now and can’t wait for all that comes with springtime. The warmer weather, pretty flowers, lightweight clothing, there are so many things to look forward to. And let’s not forget about spring cleaning. We’re excited to start this, and this year, we’re hoping to do this in a more sustainable and eco-friendly way. As you know by now, living a more sustainable lifestyle is something that we’re passionate about here at Glitter Guide. We’ve covered the topic many times—feminine products, home goods, beauty, must-have items if you’re on a budget, party ideas, clothing brands, apps, and travel.
Here are some great eco-friendly spring cleaning hacks (and most of them require items that you likely already have around your house, which is a win-win):
- Get a streak- and lint-free shine on windows and mirrors by using newspapers instead of cloths or towels.
- Instead of using dryer sheets, opt for reusable wool dryer balls that leave clothes feeling super soft, and cuts down on trash.
- Cut down on drying time (and save energy) by adding a clean, dry towel to the beginning of the drying cycle and removing it after 15 minutes. The dry towel absorbs a lot of water from the wet clothes.
- When dusting your ceiling fan, slide an old pillowcase over each blade to effectively trap the dirt and prevent it from flying back into the air.
- Steam-clean your microwave and leave it sparkling with a mixture of vinegar, water, and lemon.
- Hang-dry your clothes outside to save energy while also extending the life of your clothes.
- Use washable, reusable cleaning and dusting cloths (or old T-shirts) to clean instead of paper towels.
- Use vinegar to get rid of tile mold and mildew. After spraying it onto the tile, you’ll need to let it sit for a few hours before scrubbing it off.
- Speaking of vinegar, you can use this as an all-purpose cleaner. It works wonders on everything from windows and floors to cleaning household appliances. Try our DIY cleaning products here!
- Open the windows to get fresh air circulating through the house and lower indoor air pollution levels.
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