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When it comes to cleaning you can make that zero waste too. So many people fill the cupboards under their sinks full of plastic bottles filled with toxic chemicals.
There are eco-friendly ways to get your house in top condition though, and it doesn’t always involve buying specific eco-friendly products.
Here are a few ways that you can turning you cleaning routine from plastic nightmare to a zero waste dream:
Make your own cleaning products
The first on this list just happens to be the best. Buy yourself some glass jars and some funnels and make your own cleaning products.
If you want inspiration on what to use, then head to Pinterest. It is full of different recipes for different cleaning products that you can use around your home.
A few staples include white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. I’ve found that there is not a lot that you can’t clean with these two ingredients.
Don’t use plastic cloths or disposable kitchen roll. Get yourself some reusable wipes and use these instead. They are great for cleaning your home as they can be used for all sorts.
Once you are done with them, you can wash them over and over, so you will never run out. If they get a bit stained, then just hang them on the washing line for the sun to bleach them.
Typical household cloths and sponges are made from plastic and only get used for a short amount of time before we throw them away. Resuable wipes last much longer.
Bamboo toilet brush
You’d be wrong if you thought that your toilet brush had to be made from plastic. You can get them in bamboo and coconut husk.
The real benefit of a bamboo brust, just like with the toothbrushes is that you can compost them in your garden rather than chucking them in landfill.
Use what you have
They are lots of products that you probably already have in your home that can be used to clean it. The previously mention bicarbonate of soda and vinegar are normally found in a kitchen cupboard.
But you can use other items too. I like to use half a lemon stuck over the end of my bathroom taps to remove limescale. I leave them on overnight and by morning they are limescale free.
Try an Ecoegg
I’ve not forgotten about laundry either. My favourite product for cleaning my families’ clothes is an Ecoegg. This wonderful reusable contraption can last up to 720 washes before you need to buy any refills.
In addition to that, it contains no harmful or pollution chemicals either. You just chuck it in your wash with your clothes and it does the job.
What are your zero-waste cleaning must-haves?
Let me know in the comments below and I will add them to the list. I am always looking for new ideas so inspire me.
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