Among the greatest pleasures of spring is the opportunity to start fresh. As we open our windows widely to welcome the awakening of spring, it’s important to remember this season is the prime time to rid ourselves of the clutter and “just in case” items we have held onto over the reclusive winter months.
As home organization guru Shira Gill says, “There’s no ‘right way’ to declutter or spring clean, just the way that is right for you.” Spring cleaning comes in many forms. For some, it is the absolute purge of all non-essential items from the home. For others, it’s the once-a-year deep clean of the baseboards, oven, and behind the microwave. Regardless of how you take on spring cleaning in your home, let these green products help you get a little cleaner!
What It is: Everything you need for spring cleaning from the kitchen to the laundry room. Its product line stands apart from the competition by offering a full range of home and personal care products, including those safe for babies.
Why We Love It: This Austin, Texas-based company churns out fully biodegradable products that are all-natural. It also sources US-based artists for its fun designs. The family-owned small business pushes a portion of each product’s proceeds into charities that help improve the lives of underprivileged families along with environmental efforts.
What It Is: A reusable, sustainable alternative to disposable wet/dry mopping pads. These durable cotton pads can be washed and reused, helping to minimize waste! And, your favorite cleaning solution can be sprayed directly on the pad for wet mopping.
Why We Love It: Juniperseed Mercantile is a woman-owned small business in Colorado with a passion for using earth-friendly materials for its product line. Its specialty is creating reusable alternatives to common disposable products.
What It Is: Reusable food storage products designed to replace the drawer clutter of disposable plastic wrap and aluminum foil boxes.
Why We Love It: Bee’s Wrap is naturally sourced and works with a handful of nonprofits to further ocean conservancy and environmental responsibility. The washable and compostable alternative to foil and plastic wrap is both prettier and less annoying than its disposable counterparts. Plus, the patterns are objectively cuter than aluminum foil.
What It Is: An economical alternative to paper towels made of cotton flannel suitable for machine washing, letting you spring clean all season long.
Why We Love It: Paper towels are a huge source of waste in the United States, according to recent research. They are also becoming increasingly more expensive, particularly during surge times. These bright and whimsical designs spruce up your kitchen or bathroom and are made to last. Each towel costs just over two dollars and available in a variety of patterns and packages. Paying the extra green up front may sound unappealing, but with 8 rolls of paper towels selling for around twenty to twenty-five dollars, you’ll save money in the long run.
What It Is: Refreshingly scented cleaning solutions, aromatherapy products, pet care, and hand soaps. The multi-surface cleaner in peppermint scent is its best seller (and I can personally attest to its outstanding cleaning ability).
Why We Love It: During spring cleaning, we’re jumping from kitchen to living room to bathroom, and switching out cleaning solutions isn’t exactly a time saver. Truce can be used throughout the whole house, kills germs, and doesn’t leave unsightly films on your surfaces. On top of its usefulness, all Truce’s products are cruelty-free and simply crafted with ingredients that give you peace of mind.
What It Is: Grove Collaborative offers a full line of cleaning and personal care products, but its bread and butter is its flexible monthly packages of cleaning goods.
Why We Love It: Grove’s powerful line of products may be cutting out waste, but it still packs a punch. These eco-friendly products offer a powerful clean alongside a convenient business strategy for those who love items delivered right to them. By 2025, Grove Collaborative is going 100 percent plastic-free, making them a leader in the industry when it comes to business sustainability.