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4 Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted on March 26, 2016 in Articles

It’s spring-cleaning time again. Along with thoughts of sunny days and warmer weather, comes the need to scrub away the dirt and grime of old man winter. Spring is the perfect season to give your home a fresh start, but it shouldn’t be at the expense of the environment. That’s why we’ve rounded up some handy tips to help you go green when you clean this spring.

Make your own eco-friendly cleaners

Replacing dirt with harsh cleaning chemical residues hardly screams spring cleaning. Dangerous and corrosive cleaning products are not only hazardous to the environment, but also can be harmful to you and your family. Instead, skip the chemicals and mix up a batch of your own cleaning solution. You’d be surprised how effective a simple concoction of vinegar and water or some baking soda can be.

Give your unused items away

Nothing makes you feel like the walls are closing in faster than too much stuff. The best time to clear out all that seasonal clutter is when the season comes to an end. Have a few winter coats hanging in the closet that won’t be missed? Dresser drawers overflowing with toques, gloves, and scarves? Don’t toss them out. Why not give them away to someone in need? You’ll feel good about helping others, as well as keep discarded items out of the landfill.

Reuse it

Heading out to the store to pick up some cleaning cloths and dusters? Hold on a moment. You probably already have a ton of things lying around your home that could easily take the place of many new cleaning items. Try using some old newspapers to shine up your windows or mirrors. And that ugly Christmas tie you got over the holidays would probably make a great dusting cloth. Win-win.

Go paperless

Tired of all that junk mail piling up in the hallway? If you are like many people, your mailbox is probably jam-packed with coupons, flyers, credit card solicitations, and catalogs, each and every day. Stop the flow of bulk mail by simply putting a note on your mailbox stating that you no longer wish to receive unaddressed advertising. You can also sign up for paperless billing.

With a little bit of effort, you can help make this spring season an eco-friendly one.

At 604-Trash-It, we go to great lengths to ensure all your unwanted items get recycled, donated, repurposed, or disposed of in the most eco-friendly way.

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