Sustainable Spring Cleaning: What To Clean & What to Do With Unwanted Items?

Sustainable Spring Cleaning: What To Clean & What to Do With Unwanted Items?

Spring cleaning can seem like an overwhelming task, but with the right preparation, it can be a breeze. Our comprehensive spring cleaning checklist is designed to help you stay on track during your project this season.

When it comes to sustainable spring cleaning, there are plenty of options for donating or recycling unwanted items. For example, many local charities and donation centers accept gently used clothing, furniture, and household items. If you're looking for specific causes to donate to, consider looking into homeless shelters, women's shelters, and domestic abuse centers in your area.

With these tips in mind and our comprehensive spring cleaning checklist at hand, tackling your next deep clean should be a breeze!

Sustainable Spring Cleaning

Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

When spring cleaning, there are some important tips and tricks that can ensure a thorough and satisfying clean. We will go over all these simple cleaning hacks, so that you can easily ensure your house is in the best shape, and all things you have discarded get safely recycled.

Kitchen Cleaning

Your kitchen is more than the heart of the home—it's where your family comes together to connect, share meals, and find comfort after a long day. To ensure that your kitchen stays clean and inviting all year round, it's important to give it special attention during spring cleaning.

Start by washing your cabinets with a gentle cleanser like dish soap or an all-purpose cleaner. If you are looking for a product to use, look no further than Tru Earth's multi-surface cleaner. Our cleaner is the perfect solution for eco-friendly and efficient cleaning.

It kills 99% of bacteria, fungi and mold, plus most viruses so you can be sure that your surfaces are kept clean and safe. It also comes in a clever cardboard sleeve instead of wasteful single-use plastic bottles, so you can reduce your environmental impact without compromising on cleaning power. To use it, simply add one strip to a spray bottle filled with 250ml of hot water, shake until it is dissolved, and you're ready to start cleaning all surfaces in the kitchen.

Tru Earth Multi-Surface Cleaner

Once all your surfaces are cleaned, make sure you clear the clutter from countertops and vacuum behind the refrigerator. Remember to deep clean your oven and clear out pantries, too!

To freshen up any appliance or surface prone to dust buildup, use a damp cloth dusted with baking soda to remove dirt while leaving a pleasant scent. You can even use lemon rinds to naturally cleanse garbage disposals without harsh chemicals for extra germ prevention. By following these simple steps you can keep your kitchen looking its best all season long!

Living Room Cleaning

The living room is an essential room in every home as it serves as a place for family and friends to gather and socialize. Ensuring that this space is clean and tidy should be a priority during any spring cleaning project.

Start by dusting all mirrors, frames, and other decorative items to remove any built-up dust or dirt. Vacuum upholstery, lamp shades, carpets, and furniture to remove any hidden debris. Use a steam cleaner to wash blankets and throw pillows to make sure they are deep cleaned.

Once this is completed, you must clean your carpets or floors. This is incredibly important because dust, dead skin, and plenty of other things are tracked in your home by way of the floor. Finally, if you want to replace old furniture pieces, determine whether you can repurpose them. If you are unable to do so, donating to local thrift stores, or recycling the furniture will be your best bet!

Bedroom Organizing & Cleaning

Your bedroom should be a safe haven and a place to relax, so it's important to dedicate time and effort to spring cleaning. Start by washing all bedding, including comforters, sheets, and throw pillows in hot water and then tumble dry them on the highest setting. It's best to use an eco-friendly laundry detergent to ensure you are sustainably spring cleaning.

A laundry detergent that stands out from the rest, is from Tru Earth. Our laundry detergent strips provide an incredibly effective and eco-friendly way to clean your laundry. They are made up of ultra-concentrated detergent that is gentle on skin, yet powerful enough to break down dirt molecules and lift away tough stains.

Tru Earth laundry detergent strips

Not only are these strips free from harsh chemicals like parabens and phosphates, they also contain no added dyes or chlorine bleach, which can further irritate sensitive skin. To guarantee the safety of their product, we have had independent laboratory tests conducted to confirm it is free of 1,4-dioxane as well.

Furthermore, this revolutionary laundry detergent is readily biodegradable according to OECD 310D standards, meaning you can rest assured knowing that using Eco-Strips won't harm our environment in any way.

After you are done with cleaning, focus on organizing items that no longer serve their purpose or make you feel good about yourself. Consider donating clothes or other items that have been once loved but no longer fit into your lifestyle.

Additionally, you can use old clothes to create cleaning materials or take all those used t-shirts and make blankets or fun pillow covers! There are plenty of ways to recycle old clothes if you are far from a place where they can be donated.

Bathroom Cleaning

Your bathroom is the one place in your home where you can relax and unwind. It's important to keep it clean and organized for health reasons as well as aesthetic reasons. Regularly washing bath mats, towels, and shower curtains is essential to keeping your bathroom germ-free. Also, remove any old soap or cosmetic bottles from your bathroom.

You should also disinfect and clean your tub and shower regularly to prevent germs from lingering around. Decorative items can accumulate dust over time, so be sure to dust them off or replace them with new ones occasionally too!

Finally, remember shower liners and curtains! Regularly replacing or washing these items (on a gentle cycle) will help minimize any environmental damage due to improper disposal of these items. With a bit of spring cleaning effort, you're sure to have a sparkling bathroom in no time!

bathroom cleaning

Cleaning Your Outdoor Space

This spring, it's time to spruce up your outdoor area and enjoy the beautiful days outdoors! One way to give your outdoor area a much-needed facelift is by removing old hot tubs, above-ground pools, sheds and any other outdoor clutter that may have accumulated over the years.

Lastly, remember to declutter and organize your garage or shed while you're at it. Any equipment you have that you don't use, can be donated to practical school programs or various organizations that will better utilize it. Be creative, and think outside the box when it comes to repurposing your old items in your outdoor space.

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