IDGAF what the groundhog says, the warm weather we have been having has me READY for spring and with that comes spring cleaning! I am going to be sharing simple ways to make different parts of your home a lil’ more eco-friendly. Starting off with the kitchen.
- First tip is to always use what you have before going out and making any other purchases. Check your cupboards before you head to the store.
- Buy dish soap in bulk, or make your own. I have yet to make my own dish soap because I am still using up a huge bottle of seventh gen that I decanted into a smaller bottle ages ago. I do not own a dishwasher so all our dishes are done by hand.
- Ditch the sponge! Get a natural sponge that is compostable or a reusable dish scrubber that you can throw in the wash. I got mine here: www.etsy.com/shop/FleetMade
- Say hello to compostable bottle and dish brushes made with natural fibers.
- Make your own cleaning solution. I simply use vinegar, water and some essential oils to clean all of my kitchen, from the fridge to the stove to even the floor. I add the ingredients to a glass spray bottle like this one.
- Ditch paper towels for simple cotton cloths or dish towels that you can wash when they are dirty.
- Invest in a mop and not in a gimmick. I have the Rubbermaid spray mop that I can use my own mop solution with and toss the mop head in the wash when dirty. I love it.
- Develop a cleaning routine and stick to it. Remember, keep it simple.
Next week I will share tips on how to make your bathroom a lil more eco-friendly.