Go Green With Your Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year again to go through our homes, clean out the cobwebs, and freshen up things for spring.  I don’t know about you, but this has never been one of my favorite tasks! Nonetheless it needs to be done, so, what better time could there be to start introducing some green cleaning and de-cluttering ideas into our homes?  Moreover, why not have some company along the way?

Here are some of my favorite sites and blogs that are taking on this challenge throughout the month of March and the rest of the year:

FlyLady.net– It can’t get more simple than FlyLady!  She walks you through de-cluttering and cleaning your home with baby steps that make even the most seemingly insurmountable of tasks incredibly manageable!  Plus she offers a lot of great reusable cleaning products on her site along with her constant encouragement!

Green Clean WeekKatydid and Kid– This week, March 1-7, Katydid and Kid is featuring tips and tricks to eco-friendly spring cleaning, along with some green giveaways. Join in to help brighten up your green spring cleaning, and make it a little more fun!

Healthy Cleaning, Spring Cleaning— Mommy Mandy, Mommy Goggles and Rockin’ Mama are featuring green spring cleaning tips and giveaways all month long. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn some great, new green ideas and win some stuff along the way!

Mothering Dot Community– Join moms on this forum, specifically in the De-cluttering, Organizing and Simplifying Forum under Mindful Home Management, to get inspiration and be challenged to not only clean green, but to simplify your home for an all-around more peaceful space to live in. These ladies have great ideas, and it’s wonderful encouragement to share this process with so many other women!

So break out your mops and feather dusters and prepare to take on your home, one green spring cleaning task at a time!

An original 5 Minutes for Going Green post. Follow the rest of MacKenzie’s musings on being a birth and postpartum doula while pregnant, totschooling her son, and still finding time to knit, at Mama Kenz Studio.

4 Responses to Go Green With Your Spring Cleaning
  1. Will
    March 2, 2009 | 4:00 pm

    I am a big fan of this blog! I wish everyone would try just a little bit harder to “Go Green.” My online printing company is now implementing environmentally friendly printing techniques as well as recycled paper. You can check it out at BluegrassPrint.com.

  2. Kathleen
    March 4, 2009 | 11:21 pm

    Thanks so much MacKenzie for mentioning my event!

    Look for “your” post either tomorrow or on Friday.

  3. Carpet Cleaning NY
    April 6, 2009 | 10:23 pm

    I decided to go green in both my business and home about a year ago. At first I was very excited about how much money I was saving. I must admit though, at times for extreme cleaning cases (oil based paints, kool aid stains, etc.) I have to resort to using my old traditional cleaners in my business. Other than that I only use natural stuff. Should I feel guilty?

  4. Kara
    March 6, 2010 | 8:04 pm

    Using green nontoxic cleaning products is HUGE during spring cleaning.

    Check out http://www.carribeanmist.com
    They sell high-quality environmentally friendly products that are natural, safe, effective AND affordable!