You may think that you’re a pro recycler just because you’re properly pitching your bottles and cans every week, but there are several other ways you could be contributing to a landfill without even realizing it — only about one-tenth of all solid waste in the U.S. gets recycled each year. While decluttering your home is always a good idea, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the moment without thinking about the proper disposal method of everyday possessions, so here’s how you can clean up your pad without destroying the environment.
Investing in quality cleaning products can not only motivate you to clean regularly, it can also make the task much simpler. For example, working with an old vacuum can be extremely frustrating, time consuming and inefficient. By investing in a new one, you can get the task done right the first time. Consider purchasing a commercial vacuum as these vacuums are considerably stronger than residential models. Research affordable models online. As you are tidying up your rooms, avoid using toxic cleaning products. Instead, choose green formulas that are still effective at banishing bacteria and stains. Use an online tool to research the safest brands on the market today.
As you declutter your home, there are many ways you may be harming the environment without realizing it. By properly disposing large items, going digital, donating your clothing, and routinely keeping your home clear of clutter, you’ll reduce the amount of waste you produce.