The last time I tried cleaning my washing machine, it was an absolute mess.
I did not leave a single cleaning agent aside, even after 15 attempts to make it squeaky clean.
I was almost on the verge of calling my husband and asking him to book a new washing machine, but something struck me at the moment.
I thought of the moments when my mother made her own cleaning products and kept our house green and eco-friendly (thankfully this isn’t necessary anymore). This was when I thought of different ways to spruce up my home, and you won’t believe me, but I found plenty of sustainable ideas hiding in plain sight.
Let’s learn all about them.
Top 5 Eco-Friendly Ways To Spruce Up Your Home
There are many eco-friendly ways to spruce up one’s home, and they are taking the internet world by storm. However, if you want the best and the most effective suggestions, you must keep scrolling the article and find out all about them.
1: Harvest Rainwater
I am starting the list with the easiest one. You can all store rainwater in a pot outside your home, on your balcony, or in your backyard.
It is a cost-effective cleaning agent because you won’t have to buy the expensive ironing distilled water anymore or don’t even have to use hard tap water.
The problem with distilled water is its cost and its impact on certain belongings. It can fur up the iron with limescale, which is not at all desirable.
You can even boil it when it’s cold if you want to ensure its safety and add a few drops of essential oils so that your home smells minty fresh.
2: Freshen The Indoor Air Naturally
The air in your house can get stale and stuffy if you don’t let it out from time to time. This is why the easiest way to spruce up your home air is by opening the window and letting the air out.
If you are not satisfied with that, plenty of house plants remove toxins from the air and keep it clean.
Some of those plants are:
- Bamboo Palm.
- English Ivy.
- Peace Lily.
- Pot Mum.
- Gerbera Daisy.
- Chinese Evergreen.
- Spider Plant.
- Dragon Tree.
- Aloe Vera.
Besides that, beeswax candles and essential oil diffusers are also suitable for keeping the indoor air clean.
3: Make Pesticides At Home
One of the most natural ways to make pesticides at home is salt spray. You can add neem oil in a bit of soap and add some warm water in it, and pour the liquid into a spray bottle.
There you go!!! Your homemade pesticide is all set to clean the plants in your garden and help them grow in a toxin-free environment.
There are other options too.
You can create one with rhubarb leaves or make one from nettles, and it will be an excellent way to deter insects from your garden shrubs.
4: Choose Water-Based Paints
You must conduct thorough research when choosing the best paint for your house, you must conduct thorough research, but is your research enough?
I don’t think so…
Do you look for water-based paints while decorating your house? Not really, right?
Well, there are plenty of benefits of choosing water-based paints, and since they have a lower VOC compared to traditional solvent-based products, they have a lower environmental impact.
Apart from that, these paints are also aesthetically pleasing and come with more color options.
5: Repurpose Old Household Items
Did you know each recycled beer can save enough energy to run the TV for 3 hours straight???
Sounds surprising, right?
Well, that’s the benefit of repurposing and recycling. It means you can also use your old household items as something else once they no longer serve the purpose they were bought for.
For example, if you have babies at home, you can take their old lotion bottles and turn them into a phone charging station. You can also make lighting fixtures from old wired baskets or use broken pots as garden markers
If you keep up this habit, your home will soon be the epitome of eco-friendliness.
I have mentioned some innovative ideas to spruce up your home, and indeed some of them involve green cleaning, but some of them also involve resource-conserving and recycling.
So, now what?
Well, now, you apply these GREEN CLEANING tricks into your home, and let me know how you liked it in the comment box.