Spring cleaning focus: Green and clean. Around Earth Day (April 22) is a great time to give your home a healthy, ecofriendly makeover. Consider making one or more of these changes during your spring cleaning:
- Use natural cleansers (or baking soda and white vinegar) to tackle cleaning projects like mopping, wiping counters and caring for furniture.
- Cut up old T-shirts to make rags and use them in place of paper towels.
- Replace disposables with reusable items, like glass water bottles, stainless steel straws, cloth shopping bags and cloth napkins.
To clean the air, bringing in an air purifier is a good idea — but don’t neglect simpler methods as well, like opening windows to let in fresh air and keeping plenty of healthy houseplants.
idea borrowed from Houzz.com website