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.
- 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.
- When cleaning, consider using elbow grease, microfibre cloths and water instead of chemicals.
- 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.
- If you do need to buy something, consider buying it second hand, borrowing it from someone or sharing it with your neighbour/friend/family.