With the increasing awareness of the harm caused to the environment, many of us are engaging in eco-friendly approaches. And one way we can help ourselves and the environment is through the cleaning tools we use when cleaning our homes. While most people are not as conscious about the eco-friendliness of their cleaning tools, we want to encourage you to use specific eco-friendly cleaning tools that will help you to save money and protect the environment.
We will highlight some useful eco-friendly and practical cleaning tools you should have in your home. These cleaning tools are necessary if you want to protect the environment through your efforts. Some of the essential eco-friendly tools you will need include:
Non-plastic Scrub Brushes
You will undoubtedly find a scrub brush in every home, but most of them are made of plastic materials. You may not be overly concerned about the materials used in making these scrub brushes, but you should take note of that. We advise you to shop for a scrub brush made of wooden material such as bamboo brushes, as they pose no harm to the environment when you dispose of them. And they can also clean your pots, pan, sink and other appliances in the home perfectly. Finally, they are affordable, durable and comfortable to use and maintain. Thus they have a massive advantage over those made of plastic materials. Let’s discuss the kind of brush you use at home, and if you have tried those made of wood or bamboo and their effectiveness, drop your comment below.
Every home needs a sponge to clean all surfaces and appliances properly. However, most sponges are made up of plastic materials which take time to decompose when disposed of after some period of use. While some platforms will encourage you to use old rags or worn-out clothes, they will not be as effective on every surface as sponges, so we recommend you purchase some natural sponges. You can find these natural sponges or what we call natural sea sponges in some eco-friendly shops to protect the environment.
Wool dryer balls
One of the tricks we encourage our audiences to use is the wool dryer balls for drying clothes. These balls are effective in drying clothes faster and tend to save energy in drying your stuff quickly. And now, you will not have to waste energy drying with these natural wool balls. You can get them cheap, or you can make them yourself if you have the suitable materials, and these balls can be used for a long time, saving you energy and money during the period you are using them. So go green and make your laundry faster and more efficient as you use these dryer balls in between your clothes.
Spray Bottles (Reusable)
Since we all know about natural cleaning homemade solutions, we will encourage you to get reusable spray bottles for your homemade solutions. You can store your homemade cleaning solution here, and the spray bottles will help you to minimize their use, thus reducing wastage as you use them to clean surfaces. Get as many bottles as you will need for the various solutions you use in cleaning the surfaces in your home. You can refill these bottles when emptied instead of disposing of them and get a new one that will add to the plastic waste piling up in our environment. You will also be saving money using the bottles for a long time as they help you manage the number of cleaning solutions you use. There are various shapes and sizes of spray bottles available, and you can buy the ones that suit your needs.
Every home will do with a highly absorbent towel for cleaning and drying. For this purpose, we recommend you get organic dishcloths and towels readily available in shops. These materials are biodegradable and pose less harm to the environment as waste. In addition, they are more absorbent, easy to dry and reusable than the conventional dish towel we have at home. So the next time you shop for your home eco-friendly cleaning tools, inquire about organic towels for your home and notice the difference when you start using them.
Wooden Handled Broom and Dustbin (Plastic Free)
While you may be used to brooms and dustbins made of plastic materials as they have become popular, you should swap them for the ones made with wooden materials. From our experience, those cleaning materials made with wooden handles are sturdier, easy to handle and last longer. So check out the beautifully designed wooden handle booms and dustbin you will find online and upgrade your cleaning tools today as you switch to the eco-friendly lifestyle.
Now that you know about the six must-have eco-friendly cleaning tools mentioned above, upgrade to an eco-friendly cleaning lifestyle. FastKlean, using its platform, has continued to enlighten and educate its audiences about the best approaches to an eco-friendly lifestyle through its cleaning tips and guide. We want to hear from you about these topics, and we encourage you to share with friends and family that will find this helpful topic.
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Recommended books for further reading:
- The Easy Life: Quick ways to clean and manage your home all year round
- The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning
- The Organised Mum Method: Transform your home in 30 minutes a day
- The Organically Clean Home: 150 Everyday Organic Cleaning Products You Can Make Yourself―The Natural, Chemical-Free Way
- How To Clean Your House: Easy tips and tricks to keep your home clean and tidy up your life