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July 12, 2021 3 min read

Spring is the season of new beginnings, making it the ideal time to tidy up your home and start fresh! Read on for tips to keep your home organized and clean, sustainably.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products: Must Haves

  • Reusable Cloths

  • Soap & Water

  • Baking Soda

  • Vinegar

  • Broom & Mop

  • Vacuum Cleaner

  • Scrubber/Brush

  • Lemon & Salt

  • A Good Playlist!

Embrace Vinegar & Baking Soda, the Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tools 

Think of vinegar and baking soda as your cleaning secret weapons. They’re non-toxic, inexpensive, likely already stocked in your pantry, and extremely effective at getting rid of mold, scum, and mildew.

See below for a few ways to clean with vinegar:

  • Use a sponge and vinegar to get rid of mold and scum build-up in kitchen sinks and bathrooms

  • Combine vinegar and water to clean windows and grout

  • Boil a mixture of vinegar and water to clean your microwave. As soon as steam forms, you can easily wipe the residue.

Check out ways to clean with baking soda here:

  • Dirty pots and pans can be cleaned with baking soda - just pour some on top and scrub it with a sponge or scrubber 

  • Stick a box of baking soda, which has odor-absorbing properties, in your fridge to keep your fridge smelling fresh 

  • If you’re dealing with a dirty stovetop or another grimy surface, pour baking soda on top. Let it sit few a couple of minutes before scrubbing it off

Deal with Dust On All Surfaces, Electronics Included

Using a broom, make an effort to dust away ceiling and floor corners, and all other surfaces. A vacuum can be very handy with this, as well. 

Be mindful to move chairs and tables as dust tends to accumulate in those spaces. And be sure to lift knick-knacks, decor pieces, and table settings, which are also dust-prone zones.

Use Lemons + Salt 

The citric acid in lemons makes them great cleaning agents for polishing and keeping your stainless steel products shiny. 

Here’s one way to use lemons as cleaning tools: cut the lemon in half, put salt on the fleshy part of the fruit and use the lemon as a sponge to polish the metal.

Ask Yourself: Donate or Repurpose or Throw Away?

As you sort through your things, if you notice something perfectly nice that you never wear or use, consider donating it. On the other hand, old stretched out socks make for great cleaning gloves!

However, if something is completely worn out or broken, dispose of it responsibly.

Spring Cleaning Checklist (By Space)

Whether or not you prefer to clean by task or by room, we made this list to help you double-check you’re hitting all the areas in your home -- even those easy-to-miss ones!

Bathroom:

  • Scrub the toilet, bathtub, shower, shower curtains, and floor
  • Wipe countertops, mirrors, and cabinets
  • Organize your makeup drawers + other drawers
  • Clean your sink, including faucet and handles

Kitchen:

  • Organize your refrigerator, throw away old food, wipe down the inside
  • Scrub countertops, cabinets, stove tops, and oven
  • Clean the microwave (inside and out)
  • Go through your pantry
  • Wipe down your kitchen supplies
  • Clean your dishwasher
  • Deep clean your coffee maker

Bedrooms:

  • Vacuum or sweep floors
  • Clean furniture
  • Wash all sheets + pillow cases
  • Flip or rotate your mattress
  • Organize closets
  • Clean mirror
  • Launder any drapes

All Rooms:

  • Dust remote controls, phones, tablets, keyboards, etc.
  • Wipe down mirrors and light fixtures
  • Vacuum and sweep the floors
  • Clean any and all knobs, handles, switches, etc

Desk:

  • Throw away any unusable items like old pens, highlighters, and broken staplers
  • Store like-minded items together, especially small ones such as erasers and paper clips
  • Wipe down the surfaces

If you’re looking to invest in a durable desk organizer to help you stay organized through every season, take a look at our Bamboo Desk Organizer. 

It’s made with 100% bamboo and comes ready to use (no assembly required), so you can make organizing your desk one less thing to worry about!
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