Ways to Make Your Cleaning Routine More Sustainable This Summer

Ways to Make Your Cleaning Routine More Sustainable This Summer

Before you reach for those conventional cleaning products, let’s talk about making your cleaning routine more sustainable. 

Summer is the perfect time to give our homes a refreshing clean. But wait – before you reach for those conventional cleaning products, let’s talk about making your cleaning routine more sustainable. 

Look Out for Questionable Chemicals

You’ve heard it a million times, but it’s worth repeating: you should always check a cleaner’s ingredient label before making it a part of your cleaning routine. Look out for ingredients or chemicals that may be harmful, as well as synthetic fragrances and microplastics.

Opt for Reusable Cleaning Cloths

Paper towels? They’ve got to go. Instead, switch to reusable cloths. Old t-shirts, microfiber cloths, or even designated cleaning rags can be washed and reused countless times. Not only do they save trees, but they’re also more effective at picking up dust and grime.

Embrace the Power of Plants

Houseplants aren’t just for decoration – they can also purify the air in your home. Plants like spider plants, ferns, and peace lilies are known for their air-cleaning properties. They absorb toxins and release oxygen, making your home’s air cleaner and fresher. Plus, they add a lovely touch of green to any room.

Choose Eco-Friendly Brands

When you do need to buy cleaning products, look for brands like Puracy that are committed to sustainability. Products that are biodegradable, made from renewable resources, and packaged in recycled materials are the way to go. 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This mantra applies to cleaning too! Reduce the amount of single-use plastics you bring into your home by choosing bulk or refillable options. Reuse containers and find new purposes for items before you toss them. And always recycle – it’s the last step, but an important one.

Use Energy-Efficient Appliances

If you’re in the market for a new vacuum or washing machine, consider energy-efficient models. These appliances use less water and electricity, reducing your carbon footprint. They might be a bit pricier upfront, but they’ll save you money in the long run. Look for the Energy Star label when shopping. It’s a simple way to identify the most efficient options available.

Conserve Water

Summer can be hot, and it’s tempting to use more water to clean and cool down. But conserving water is crucial. When cleaning, use a bucket instead of running the tap. Fix any leaks and consider installing water-saving fixtures. Did you know you can save up to 10 gallons of water per day just by fixing a leaky faucet? That’s a small change with a big impact.

DIY Natural Air Fresheners

Commercial air fresheners can be full of chemicals. Instead, make your own! Simmering a pot of water with citrus peels, cinnamon sticks, and cloves will fill your home with a delightful, natural scent. Essential oil diffusers are another great option. You can also try mixing a few drops of lavender or eucalyptus oil with water in a spray bottle. A few spritzes will freshen up any room, naturally and sustainably.

Embrace Minimalism

Less stuff means less cleaning. Embrace a minimalist approach and declutter your home. Donate or recycle items you no longer need. Not only does this reduce the amount of cleaning you have to do, but it also creates a more serene, organized space.

Get the Family Involved

Sustainable living is a family affair. Get your kids involved in the cleaning process. It’s a great way to teach them about responsibility and the importance of taking care of our planet. Plus, with everyone pitching in, the work gets done faster, leaving more time for summer fun.

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