5 tips for eco-friendly spring cleaning

Time to go green when you clean.

Us Maltese are known for digging through our cupboards and spring cleaning before the hot summer months arrive. Decluttering is not only good for the mind, it’s also good for the mind and the soul. Keep your spring cleaning eco-friendly by using these tips.

Use microfibre cloths

Microfiber cloths not only pick up insane amounts of dust, they are washing-machine friendly. They also take absolutely forever to wear out, which means you could be using the same cloths for months on end. This saves paper and water too, as you’ll only need to spray some detergent on them before getting started.

Buy some indoor plants

Indoor plants are not only nice to look at, they also create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. They improve the air quality by absorbing toxins and producing oxygen, meaning your house will feel fresher and cleaner even after you’re done with the spring cleaning.

Conserve water

Being mindful with the amount of water you use can do wonders for the environment. Fill a bucket with water and use that to clean your cloths and mops rather than running the tap every time. You can also conserve water by waiting for a full load when changing the bedding and towels.

Change your light bulbs

Besides being incredibly expensive, the power we use for electricity is not very eco-friendly. Go green by changing to LED lights. They’re more energy-efficient, last longer, and will also save you quite a few Euros. 

Open the windows

Try to avoid using the air conditioning and fans for the time being, and open the windows instead. Besides reducing your ARMS bill, you’ll create a draft that will both cool you down and also improve the air quality of your home.

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