How your home and garden can stay clean and eco-friendly
Keeping your home and garden clean isn’t exactly easy. To do it the quick way, you’ll need a lot of plastic and cleaning products that aren’t exactly friendly to the environment. So how do you keep that balance and manage to tick both boxes through the whole of your property? Try these tips to make it happen.
Have a clear-out
Living a more frugal lifestyle will always result in a more eco-friendly existence by association. Simply put, the less things you have and the fewer things you buy, the better your carbon footprint and lower your impact on the environment will be. You probably have a lot of junk taking up space in both your home and garden – things that no one has used in a long time, and might never use again. Ask yourself whether you really need them. Once you’ve had your clear-out, you can bring in a professional company to take away all of your rubbish for you so it’s all done in one go.
Adopt new habits
Keeping your house and garden tidy and uncluttered will make it much easier to clean up, as you won’t have to move things around every time you vacuum or dust. This will really help you to do weekly maintenance and just keep the levels of dirt or mess down. Start by adopting some new cleaning habits, like tidying up every night before you go to bed and doing a full sweep of the house every weekend. A weekly clean of your kitchen and bathroom can be very beneficial to your health and well-being. Once you have this under control, you will notice that dirt doesn’t build up so much, which makes it easier to clean every time you do. Since you aren’t buying lots of new things all the time, you also won’t have to worry about clutter building up.
If you aren’t able to keep up with the cleaning in your home or garden, maybe it’s time to think about downsizing? You can save money by finding a smaller house, or perhaps a home with a smaller garden. This will help you to save time on cleaning as well, and will help you to maintain your frugal lifestyle because you won’t have as much room to fill. You may think it’s a drastic solution, but if you’re serious about staying tidy and helping the environment, it could be an easy answer. It will definitely cut down on your household bills, and you may be able to keep a significant portion of the money made on the sale of your larger house.
Finally, make sure that when you do throw things out, you do so in a way that is ecologically responsible. This means you should sort through your rubbish and set items aside for recycling. Think about plastic, paper, cardboard, and glass as things you shouldn’t simply throw away. If your town does not accept all forms of recycling, it might be that you can find a recycling center nearby or a collection point for other materials, where you can make sure that your waste is taken care of in a way that does not hurt the environment. This is the best way to get rid of waste and clutter responsibly. Of course, not everything can be recycled, but it’s important to do the best you can.
If you follow even just one of these tips, you will definitely begin to see a change. But the most important thing of all is to make new cleaning habits, because otherwise, you may fall back into the same situation again over time!
About The Author: Melanie Saunders is a blogger and content manager at 1300 Rubbish – experts in the field of rubbish and junk removal. Personally, a huge fan of sustainability and green living.
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