Spring is here and the climate is beginning to follow suit. With this particular season change, many people enjoy removing the collected dust and stuffiness from winter’s hibernation with a vigorous spring cleaning. As the temperatures begin to rise and the sun shines for more hours per day, all houses can benefit from a thorough cleaning and reorganization. But while a clean house is always better than a messy one, exactly how you go about cleaning deeply affects the space you live in, as well as the environment at large. It’s important to prioritize how you clean in the spring. Following these simple tips makes it easy to achieve. Whether you’re doing the dusting yourself or hiring a professional maid service that already uses eco-friendly cleaning techniques or is willing to do the job according to your recommendations, you can revamp your house for spring and summer and inhale truly fresh air when the job is done.
Do Away With Chemical Air Fresheners
There’s no need to infiltrate your dwelling with toxic chemicals in order to achieve a pleasant smell. The scent of the chemicals is never as good as a natural product, so go for the real thing! Fill the house with fresh flowers or burn essential oils. If you have neither of these handy, boil a pot of water with orange peels or spices of your choice.
Reduce Paper Use
Much of what leads to clutter around the house is paper-oriented. Bulk mail is the major culprit here and it contributes largely to the 2,500 pounds of paper the average American family throws away each year. Identify the bulk mail senders, ask to be removed from their lists, and start paying your bills electronically. This small step can greatly reduce the annoying stacks of unnecessary mail tucked away in your kitchen or office.
Embrace The Art Of Reuse
Spring is an ideal time to sort through all of your belongings and identify heaps of unwanted items. You can donate these items or you can choose to cleverly reuse them. If you can find helpful reuses for these items you can create a more efficient place and reduce the need to fill the void of discarded old things with new things simultaneously. Lonely socks can be used to dust or clean and old newspapers are great for cleaning windows. Even if you find that you don’t have a good reuse for what you no longer want, making a habit out of eyeing your material possessions in this way will help your house to be both more organized and eco-friendly.