Tips for Spring Cleaning Preparation

Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and Spring is approaching quickly. During this season, lots of people go into Spring cleaning mode. Check out these tips to get you prepared.

Mark You Calendar & Check it Twice

Pick a day when you’re going to start spring cleaning and determine if you need more than one day. You should also determine what time(s) you’re going to do your cleaning. You might want to create a checklist of anything in your home you’re going to want to clean, things you would want to get rid of and other items. That way when the time comes to do your spring cleaning, you can refer to the checklist and check off the items you have completed. Create a playlist of your favorite songs to rock out or jam to while you clean. In between cleaning breaks, make sure you eat and stay hydrated.

Room Plan

You should clean every room in your home one by one so you don’t feel overwhelmed with cleaning the entire inside of your home. Tackle each room at a time by dusting and cleaning from top to bottom. Don’t forget to wipe down the walls and thoroughly clean the floors.

Outdoor Cleaning

When you’re cleaning inside your home don’t forget to clean the outside too. You may have a garage you need to declutter, organize, and deep clean. You may have outdoor furniture where you will need to wipe down the tables, chairs and wash all cushions. Get those trash cans and recycle bins empty and ready because they are about to get filled!

Housekeeping

Try purchasing and using eco-friendly cleaning products when cleaning your home. There are tons of eco-friendly housekeeping products to choose from such as Grove Collaborative, Puracy, ECOS, Common Good, Blueland x Reformation, PUR Home, Branch Basics, Thrive Market, and more. Wash everything and anything from your clothes to curtains to table clothes.

Old Clothes

You may have lots of clothes you don’t wear anymore, clothes that just don’t fit anymore, or clothes that are simply worn out. Instead of throwing them away, try donating them, reselling them, or simply try upcycling your clothes. Old shirts can turn into rags that can be used for cleaning. You can also try composting your clothes that are only made out of natural materials.

Old Shoes

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Most people throw away their used sneakers every 125-200 days without ever thinking about recycling. Since sneakers are manufactured with materials that are not biodegradable, they remain in landfills or are incinerated, which leads to toxic chemicals in our air and soil. The environmental benefits of recycling and reusing sneakers are significant.

GotSneakers has stopped 75 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. GotSneakers also recycled and reused 2.5 million pairs of shoes and we’re still counting!

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