A thorough guide to eco-friendly housekeeping

Who wouldn’t want to spend less time on household chores and be environmentally friendly at the same time?

Housekeeping requires a well-thought out routine, but with sufficient planning it might become much easier. If you have been thinking about how to follow a more eco-friendly housekeeping routine, this guide is perfect for you. SPIC AND SPAN. experts did some research and put together 5 tips that anyone can incorporate into their life.

Opt for multi-purpose, eco-friendly cleaning products

Instead of having a separate cleaning product for each appliance or room in your house, go for cleaning supplies which have multiple uses. For instance, a vinegar-based cleaner can be used for a number of surfaces at home, including the kitchen sink, the entire bathroom, and tile floors. Luckily, a lot of these easy cleaning solutions also happen to be eco-friendly. By having a few staples such as vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils you can save your money, time, and the environment at the same time! Find out about creative uses for baking soda here.

Keep a regular, eco-friendly housekeeping routine

It’s no secret that it always pays off to be regular and consistent. Imagine neglecting your bathroom for several weeks, and then having to deal with stubborn hard water deposits. Getting rid of them will certainly cost you some time and nerves. However, if dedicate to wiping down the sink and the shower (including water faucets) on a regular basis, you’ll never have to deal with arduous scrubbing.

A thorough guide to eco-friendly housekeeping
Regular cleaning will save your time in the long run, and ensure your surroundings always look impeccable

Consider replacements for single-use items

Paper towels and napkins are convenient and find widespread use at every household. However, they leave a negative impact on the environment as they are only used once and thrown away immediately. Using cotton cloths and napkins and washing them regularly is a solution that will allow you to produce less trash, and eliminate these purchases from your regular shopping list.

A thorough guide to eco-friendly housekeeping
Ditch paper towels in favor of cotton ones and the environment will thank you for that

Get rid of the clutter

Looking through your belonging and deciding what to keep takes time but is definitely worth in in the long run. Once you only have what you truly like and use, cleaning will become easier and more efficient. Instead of throwing away things you don’t need anymore, give them a second life - one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Consider donating your unnecessary belongings.

A thorough guide to eco-friendly housekeeping
A nearly empty surface is much easier to clean than a cluttered one

Spend money wisely

Your spending habits are directly related to your time. Browsing through offers not only takes time, but might also result in unnecessary purchases that will eventually clutter your living space. Rather than buying another knick-knack, consider spending your money on unforgettable experiences, or services that will make your life easier, and eco-friendly housekeeping will be in you reach.

A thorough guide to eco-friendly housekeeping
Make sure to make conscious decisions, and never choose a bargain over quality

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Anna Kurczyńska


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