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5 Eco-Friendly Tips: Home Cleaning & Organizing

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5 Eco-Friendly Tips

It seems like more and more homeowners are deciding to make their homes as eco-friendly as possible. This doesn’t only help them reduce their carbon footprint but it also lowers their utility bills. Therefore, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t try to make your home greener as well. And going green doesn’t mean you have to make major changes on your home. Just cleaning and organizing your home in a more eco-friendly way can have a huge impact. That said, we’ve come up with 5 eco-friendly tips for cleaning and organizing your home.

Repurpose old shoe boxes

If you have a garage or basement, you’ll probably be able to find some empty old shoeboxes. There are plenty of ways you can repurpose these and avoid having them end up in a landfill. These little things are absolutely perfect for storing craft supplies, jewelry or beauty products. If you’re into DIY, you can always come up with interesting ways to decorate these old boxes and make them look better than plastic boxes you’d probably end up buying at some point. If you have kids, they could also use these for storing their toys or school supplies.

Use lemon to clean your kitchen utensils

Chances are you’ve already heard lemon is the nature’s cleaning machine. Lemon is known to have antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can keep your entire kitchen clean. So, if you want to make sure all of your pans are clean, dipping half a lemon in salt or baking soda and scrubbing them with it is guaranteed to do the trick. Or if you want to disinfect your chopping board, rubbing a small slice of lemon across it is something you just can’t go wrong with. This way, you won’t be using any chemicals and your entire kitchen will be guaranteed to shine.

Get a basket for grocery bags

There’s no need to say that paper and plastic bags aren’t good for the environment. Reusable grocery bags are a much better option and if you want your home to be more eco-friendly, getting a basket for these and keeping it close to your entryway can turn out to be an amazing idea. A brand new basket can serve as a decoration while you’ll also use it to reduce your impact on the environment. If your entryway space is limited, you can always hang your reusable grocery bags on a coat rack or a simple wall hook.

Turn to experts

Even though things like lemon and baking soda can help you clean some parts of your home, you’ll still need to get some real cleaning products in order to make your home sparkle. Even though there are some green cleaning products you can get, it’s recommended that you turn to experts, such as those at Shellkote, who can clean your natural stone, porcelain, glass and grout using only eco-friendly products. Just make sure you turn to the right experts and you’ll be guaranteed that the impact your home has on the environment is minimal.

Set up a mini recycling station

Recycling is one of the best things you can do when you want to go green. However, many homeowners don’t recycle simply because separating recyclable from non-recyclable materials takes a lot of time. So, if you want to recycle, you’ll probably want to think about getting a recycling bin for your kitchen. And depending on the size of your home, you might want to think about scattering a few of these everywhere around your home. That way, you’ll ensure all the family members recycle and contribute to saving the environment while keeping your home clean at the same time.

With these 5 tips, you should be able to clean and organize your home in a more eco-friendly way. And once it’s time to make renovate, you can think about starting some bigger eco-friendly projects like installing solar panels or adding attic insulation.

About The Author

Article written for WhosGreenOnline.com by, Amelia Atkins: author at Smooth Decorator and a fresh architecture student. The love for architecture and design runs in her family and she knew what she wanted to do from a very young age. You can often find her with a notepad in hand, just looking at the clouds, dreaming about the next skyscraper.