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After spending so much time inside during the winter, your home might be felling a little dusty or cluttered. It’s time for a thorough spring cleaning. But if you want to avoid wasteful paper products and harmful chemicals while still achieving that sparkling clean, here are 4 tips for an eco-friendly cleaning weekend.

1) Skip the paper towels.

Paper towels are so convenient, but the recurring expense and environmental impact aren’t ideal. Instead, cut those worn out t-shirts into cleaning rags, or use a washable cloth rag as an alternative. This 10 pack of organic cotton “unpaper” towels from Mioeco is a great option.

Mioeco Washable & Reusable Unpaper Towel available from Amazon

2) Reuse household items as cleaning tools.

In addition to reuse old clothing for cleaning rags, worn out tooth brushes make excellent cleaning tools. Use your old toothbrush to scrub grout, shower tiles, or those hard to reach places around your faucet.

3) Phase out harsh chemical cleaners.

There are more lovely smelling, gentle, eco-friendly cleaners on the market than ever before. Instead of using harsh chemical cleaners, opt for those with no-toxic ingredients and completely recyclable packaging during your spring clean.

Method All-Purpose Cleaner, Lime + Sea Salt available from Amazon

4) Ditch the dryer sheets.

Next time you load up your dyer with seasonal clothing, skip the disposable dryer sheets and opt for reusable wool dryer balls instead. Dryer balls can last up to 1,000 loads, reduce static and wrinkles, and help clothes dry faster without harsh chemical scents.

Lemon Wool Dryer Balls All Natural Eco-Friendly available from Amazon