Easy Tips for Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning

Easy Tips for Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning

If you’re anything like us, spring gets us itching to spruce up our homes and create a clean, welcoming space! However, many conventional cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can impact both our health and the environment. Embracing eco-friendly cleaning methods is not only beneficial for you and your family but also contributes to a healthier planet. If you're gearing up for spring cleaning this year, here are some simple and effective eco-friendly spring-cleaning tips to guide you:

Choose eco-friendly cleaners

Look for multi-purpose cleaning products that are labelled as eco-friendly or natural. These products are formulated with fewer harsh chemicals that can be detrimental to your health and the environment. They offer a safer alternative while still effectively tackling dirt and grime. Look for ingredients that are plant-based and avoid chemicals like bleach, ammonia, and artificial fragrances.

Multi-use cleaning rags

Ditch the disposable paper towels and opt for reusable cleaning rags made from old towels, cloth diapers, or unwanted t-shirts. These versatile rags are more effective at cleaning and drying various surfaces. Experiment with different fabrics to find what works best for your cleaning needs.

Improve indoor air quality

After a long winter, your indoor air quality can decline, causing musty smells and stale air. Rather than using chemical-laden air fresheners, open your windows to let fresh air circulate through your home.

If you’re worried about pollen or pollution, or want a sanitising scent in your space, try out an all-natural room and linen spray – not only is it naturally scented with fresh and energising botanicals, it’s also antibacterial and antifungal!

It’s also a great choice for refreshing your linen cupboard, wardrobes, and even dog bedding.

Change the way you do laundry

You can easily reduce energy consumption by air drying your laundry outside during the sunny spring days. And by using eco-friendly laundry liquid, you can remove even the toughest dirt without any harsh chemicals to residue that can lead to skin irritation. These laundry liquids are kind to both your clothes and the environment, with all-natural ingredients that don’t pollute water and are greywater safe. 

Recycle, donate, or repurpose unwanted items

Make the most of your spring cleaning by decluttering responsibly. It’s easy to materials like plastics and cardboard, and you can donate items in good condition to local charities or repurpose things you no longer need.

Spring cleaning also offers the perfect opportunity to breathe new life into your living space by rearranging furniture, art, and decor. Shifting the arrangement of your furniture can create a refreshing and invigorating change, giving your home an updated look and feel. Moving couches, tables, and chairs to different positions can open up your space, enhance natural light distribution, and even improve traffic flow. This simple yet effective step not only rejuvenates your interior but also allows you to rediscover forgotten corners and reimagine your home's layout – for free!

Incorporate indoor plants

As part of your spring-cleaning routine, introducing indoor plants into your home can be a wonderful way to invigorate your living space. Indoor plants not only add a touch of nature to your decor but also offer numerous benefits for your well-being. They improve air quality, provide a sense of tranquillity, and can even boost your mood.

Consider incorporating resilient options like the spider plant, peace lily, calathea, fiddle leaf figs, and orchids, which can flourish in various lighting situations and require minimal maintenance. These plants not only enhance the aesthetics of your home but also bring a breath of fresh air to your spring cleaning. Keep in mind that some plants might be toxic to pets and children, so research before bringing them into your home.

Change air conditioning system filters

As you work to improve your indoor air quality, don't forget to change your air filters. Over time, dust, allergens, and debris can accumulate within these filters, compromising the efficiency of your system and potentially impacting the air you breathe. Regularly changing or cleaning your air conditioning filters ensures that the circulated air remains clean and fresh, promoting a healthier and more comfortable living environment.

This simple step not only enhances the performance of your cooling system but also contributes to the overall cleanliness and well-being of your home during the changing seasons.

Want beautifully fresh scented air in your home? Lightly spray your air filter with an all-natural room and linen spray with mint and eucalyptus for all-day gentle aromatherapy!

Buy the best natural cleaning products in Australia

With natural everyday cleaning products, you can keep your home clean – and do good for the planet! Averdant is a proudly Australian small business that’s passionate about showcasing just how effective clean living cleaning products can be! Our cruelty-free vegan products, which include laundry detergent and fabric softener, multipurpose cleaners, room and linen spray, household cleaners, and surface sanitiser, are all 100% natural, safe, and chemical-free, created using only the finest cold-pressed oils and plant extracts.

Try us out today – and get 10% off your first purchase!

Back to blog