STEP 1

REVITALIZE YOUR HOME

Declutter & Clean Green

Messy places can make it difficult to focus on specific tasks and achieve goals throughout the day. By engaging in the ritual of decluttering and cleaning, we feel more optimistic, confident, and productive according to research. Eliminate clutter by applying the Konmari method or any other program. This method helps you to declutter by category, instead of room-by-room. The goal is to get rid of all clutter, get organized, and use the space again for its essence. In case you do not have enough time for a complete clean up, try these green and simple tips to declutter & clean green:

TIP 1

Declutter every room

Eliminate all unnecessary and unused items, or those made from plastic or other non-biodegradable materials. Bring them to the appropriate recycling facility.

TIP 2

Store green

Store your items in baskets that are made from biodegradable sundried plant materials like seagrass, jute, banana leaf. They function as perfect organizers, they create a cozy atmosphere in the room, and are a more environmentally friendly option. We especially love these big strong baskets made from Hogla handwoven by the fair trade workshop in Dhaka Bangladesh.

TIP 3

Green alternatives to plastic

When plastics are the better alternative to store (for example food) choose biodegradable or recycled plastic cases that are reusable and durable.

TIP 4

Clean with natural cleaning products

Clean the space after the declutter phase. Although this might not your favorite choir, you will feel much better in a clean fresh home. Clean with biodegradable and/or natural cleaning products. Stock up white vinegar, baking soda and citrus fruits for making an easy all- purpose DIY cleaning product.

RECIPE FOR A GREEN CLEANER

• One part white vinegar• One part water• Lemon peel• Rosemary springs

Combine the above ingredients together, pour into a spray bottle, shake, and then let infuse for a week before using. When ready, you can use the natural solution to remove hard water stains, clean trash cans, wipe away wall smudges, and much more.

Apply these simple tips and revitalize your home. You will not only improve your well-being but also reduce your impact on the environment. Check out our super green catalogus!

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