5 Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips

There is no better time to undertake a cleaning project than during spring. With such great emphasis being placed on environmental responsibility, here are five tips that will help you clean your Montreal apartment in an eco-friendly way.

1. Recycle electronics appropriately

People are recycling their electronics at an exponential rate. However, when gadgets are not properly disposed of, they create eco-hazards that can be damaging for the environment for generations. In the Montreal area there are many locations where you can drop-off old unwanted electronics. Find one in your neighbourhood!

2. Reduce your paper towel consumption

Reduce your paper towel consumption by recycling clothing and fabric to be used as rags and handy wipes when cleaning your apartment. It’s a simple gesture that goes a long way.

3. Produce a fresh smell naturally

Air fresheners might cause watery eyes, headaches and nausea, so you should avoid using these types of products. Alternatively, consider creating your own natural aromas by using unique combinations.

4. Make or shop for non-toxic cleaning solutions

Several home cleaning products contain harmful chemicals. Here is an easy recipe for a homemade glass cleaning.


  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ cup of cider or white vinegar
  • ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol

Optional (to give the solution a great smell):

  • 1 or 2 drops of your favorite essential oil

5. Create a new decor

Spring is the ideal time of the year to clean your place and why not take the opportunity to change your decor simultaneously! Accessories such as bedding, cushions and throws are a simple way to create a new seasonal environment and these items are reusable.

These five eco-friendly tips will help you freshen up your apartment for spring! 

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