Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning

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It may still be the winter months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a head start on spring cleaning. In fact, now is a great time to start planning your strategy and stocking up on supplies.

This year, we want to approach our deep cleans with the planet in mind. Luckily, there are a variety of ways to clean your apartment sustainably. From eco-friendly products to waste-free solutions, these cleaning tips will leave your apartment feeling revived in a sustainable fashion.

Use Cleaning Rags

It’s easy to go through an entire pack of paper towels during a deep clean, resulting in unnecessary waste. This time around, invest in a collection of rags kept under the sink. After using a rag, discard it into a kitchen hamper and wash them once you run out. Not only will this decrease waste but it will also save you trips to the store and money spent on rolls.

Cut Sponges in Half

When cleaning dishes, only a small fraction of the surface area of a sponge is used. Therefore, grab a pair of scissors and cut your sponge in half. You’ll notice it still results in an effective clean and you will double your supply.

Clean Metal With Lemon

There are a variety of areas in the home that will benefit from DIY cleaners. While it is important to make sure you are using effective sanitizers and disinfectants, you can reach for other products when buffing or shining. A lemon can work wonders on metal surfaces. Cut one in half, sprinkle the exposed middle with salt, and then polish your chrome or stainless steel surfaces with it. Rinse with a soft cloth and you’ll notice an impressive difference and a fresh citrus scent!

Utilize Baking Soda

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Baking soda is a miracle ingredient when it comes to cleaning, especially for carpets. Sprinkle some over carpeting, let it sit for a minute, and then vacuum. The baking soda will trap odors, resulting in a refreshed carpet free of any unpleasant smells.

A great follow-up to a deep clean is a fun DIY project! With a refreshed space, you can visualize new decor and items that will liven up the home. Check out our recent blog post to find inspiration for your next project.

Are you searching for a new apartment this spring? Lincoln is here to help! Reach out today and we would be happy to arrange a tour at a community near you.