Natural Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is here, which means it’s time to clear out all of the dust and grime that has accumulated in the past year. Crack open a window, give old shirts new life, and ditch your toxic cleaners for more natural alternatives. These sustainably-minded deep cleaning tips will make your home sparkle and shine, without any unnecessary chemicals or plastic containers.

Make a Plan

Cleaning your home can be a huge undertaking, so it’s a good idea to take some time to plan out your tasks. Using a spring cleaning checklist can be a huge relief when it comes time to actually dive in, and it will help you stay on task to ensure nothing gets overlooked. If you are switching from more traditional cleaning habits to a more eco-minded strategy, this is also a good time to identify your current sustainable practices and those that can be improved.

Clear Out Clutter

Before tackling a room, remove unwanted junk from the space. Make this project as environmentally friendly as possible by reusing old jars, bags, and knickknacks if you can, then dividing up the rest of the clutter into piles of sellable items, donations, recycling, and trash. If you are itching to ditch any existing commercial cleaners that contain bleach or synthetic degreasing agents, properly dispose of toxic chemicals by dropping them off at your local hazardous materials management facility.

Upcycle Old Threads

When t-shirts are no longer fit for their intended use, turn them into cleaning rags. The fashion industry is responsible for more than ten thousand tons of textiles ending up in landfills every year, and that amount has increased over time. You can divert some of that textile waste by reusing fabric scraps instead of relying on paper towels or newly purchased towels.

DIY Cleaning Products

Most cleaning chemicals are toxic to pets and humans when ingested, and they end up in our homes, water systems, and the ground. The products also come in plastic bottles that are hard to recycle and can be difficult to reuse, simply due to how the bottle was built. Make your own cleaning products at home with simple household ingredients like distilled white vinegar and baking soda. Infuse a vinegar-based spray cleaner with herbs and lemon peels to counteract the vinegar smell, or add your favorite essential oils for a personal touch. DIYing a scrub or spray takes very little time, is inexpensive, and cuts down drastically on toxic chemicals and single-use plastic waste in the home. Best of all, they work!

Let In Fresh Air

It’s finally time to crack open a window and feel the spring air. Indoor air can build up with pollutants over time, so let the breeze sweep away any lingering nasties that have made themselves at home while all the doors and windows have been shut tight. Letting in some sunshine and fresh air will energize you, clean the air, and remove any lingering wintery smells.

There is no shortage of sunshine in Colorado and the Front Range is just as beautiful in the warm months as it is in the snow. Enjoy spring as only a Colorado resident can at the Habitat Apartments in Gunbarrel. Our vibrant community places you in the heart of Boulder County, near several breweries, shopping centers, and hiking trails. Contact us today to learn more.

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