10 SUSTAINABLE SPRING
In addition to being a natural deodoriser, these acidic fruits contain antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Lemons are a great green cleaner
Discard some of your single-use cleaning items. Making these changes could reduce the amount of waste you produce during your regular cleaning routine.
Reject single-use items
REMOVE MOULD USING VINEGAR
Vinegar is acidic and is a great tool for removing mould! A perfect vinegar cleaner recipe involves adding two parts baking soda to one part of white vinegar.
Use baking soda to clean carpets
You can clean your carpets by sprinkling some baking soda onto the surface and let it sit for 15 minutes before vacuuming it up again, leaving it with a fresh odour.
DO AN ENERGY AUDIT
While you are spring cleaning, do an energy audit! You could replace old appliances, move to energy-efficient features and electronic bills or swap your light bulbs for LED bulbs.
SET UP A COMPOSTING SYSTEM
Dispose of items that would otherwise go to landfill like fruit and veg scraps, eggshells, coffee grounds, tea, grass clippings, plant cuttings, old flowers and weeds.
BE MINDFUL OF WATER USE
Turning off your taps between cleaning tasks, and cleaning your bathroom straight after your shower so you can use the leftover water are great ways to be more mindful.