That Spring Feeling

That Spring Feeling

Council hard waste pick up courtesy Monash Council

With Spring in the air, the warmer weather has arrived, and you might have noticed that familiar feeling….that feeling of wanting to clean up, clean out, re-organise and de-clutter.

Spring Cleaning is a great way to get yourself out of hibernation, freshen things up, increase or start some exercise, plant some vegies or trees/plants, and get outside to appreciate our amazing environment.

Here are our top tips for reducing your impact on the environment and saving money this Spring.

  1. When cleaning out your room, house, cupboard, wardrobe or garage, consider what can be given away, sold, recycled, re-purposed or donated. Keep waste to landfill to a minimum. A word about hard rubbish collections. You will need to check with your Council to see whether any of the hard rubbish you leave out is recycled, reused or re-purposed. You may be surprised that most if not all it, ends up in landfill.
  2. When cleaning, consider using elbow grease, microfibre cloths and water instead of chemicals.
  3. After you have cleaned up, cleaned out and re-organised, don’t be tempted to buy more stuff to put in its place! Ask yourself ‘do I really need this?’ before purchasing.
  4. If you do need to buy something, consider buying it second hand, borrowing it from someone or sharing it with your neighbour/friend/family.

Here are some links to get you thinking….
5 ways to clean your house safely
Spring cleaning your wardrobe

There are so many ways to share, give, receive and swap. Freecycle, Ziilch, TuShare, Oz Recycle, GoGet, FlexiCar and Gumtree to name but a few.

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