Sustainable spring cleaning

Blog by Miriam

Sustainable Merton Community Champion

It's that time of year again. Spring has sprung heralding the start of the traditional annual 'big clean'.

From tackling the accumulated dust mounds on top of our kitchen cupboards to washing our curtains to rid them of dirt, mould and more - this is the time to convert 'I'll get around to it one day' into concrete action.

But as we set out to wield our feather dusters and prepare to fill our rooms with the heady scent of beeswax polish, we may be asking ourselves whether sustainability and spring cleaning can sit happily in the same sentence.

The good news is, is that the answer to this planet-conscious question is a resounding yes! And below we reveal our top tips to help you get there.

1. Wash quick and low

If you want to refresh sofa covers, curtains and more by popping them in the washing machine put them on a shorter cycle and at 10℃ lower than you normally would to lessen the impact on the environment. Adding a Cora Ball will also trap material microfibres that may otherwise have found their way into our oceans.