sustainable spring cleaning
+ five sustainable products we love!
spring has sprung,
and it's time to sweep away the winter blues with sustainable spring cleaning! Spring cleaning is all about starting fresh for the new season, but it can have an unintended impact on the environment.
We tend to generate a lot of waste and use harsh cleaning products that aren't very eco-friendly. So, if you're looking to do some spring cleaning that’s better for the planet, we've got you covered!
Here are some tips to get you started.
use eco friendly cleaning products
many cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment. When shopping for cleaning products, look for those that are eco-friendly and made from natural ingredients. These products are just as effective as their chemical counterparts and are much better for the environment.
choose reusable cleaning tools
Instead of using disposable cleaning tools like paper towels and cleaning wipes, opt for reusable options like microfiber cloths, mop pads, and sponges. These items can be washed and used again and again, reducing waste and saving you money in the long run.
donate or recycle unwanted items
think about donating items in good condition to charity and recycling the things you no longer need, like old electronics and batteries, when decluttering your home. This way, you're not only minimizing waste but also giving your unwanted items a new purpose
make your own cleaning products
if you're feeling crafty, you can make your own cleaning products using natural ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice. There are plenty of recipes available online, and making your own cleaning products is a great way to save money and reduce your environmental impact
conserve water and energy
when cleaning your home, be mindful of your water and energy usage. Turn off the tap when you're not using it and use energy-efficient appliances when you can. You can also air-dry your laundry instead of using a dryer, which will save energy and reduce your carbon footprint.
if you're looking for some eco-friendly products,
here are a few rad companies that offer solutions that are sustainable and effective.
a zero-waste subscription service that delivers household products, among other items, right to your door in reusable bags and refillable containers. on refill day, they pick up, sanitize, + recirculate your containers (mainly on e-bikes!) so nothing goes to waste.the rounds
provides you with reusable containers that you can fill up with their concentrated cleaning tablets. This reduces the need for single-use plastic bottles and decreases the carbon footprint of shipping heavy cleaning products.blueland
offers eco-friendly cleaning solutions that are delivered in compostable packaging. their cleaning pods dissolve in water and come in recyclable cardboard boxes, so you can keep your home clean while also being kind to the planet.dropps
your one-stop-shop for all things sustainable. they offer a range of zero-waste products, including cleaning supplies like dish soap bars and reusable cleaning cloths. you can find everything you need to start your sustainable cleaning journey.package free
who gives a crap
a company that creates sustainable toilet paper made from 100% recycled materials or bamboo. They donate 50% of their profits to building toilets in developing countries, so you can feel good about every wipe.who gives a grap
Since landing in DC in 2015, Jess has championed plant-based nutrition and animal advocacy, first at non-profit PCRM and then by joining V+B's fierce all-female marketing squad in 2022. A puppy aficionado with a love for house music and all things spicy, she's all about progress and compassion. Off the clock, you'll find Jess sipping tea, enjoying stand-up comedy, and loving DC's energetic atmosphere.