Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 by Lon Epstein
5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Spring Clean & How The Junkluggers Stays Green
It’s almost that time of year again — the sun will be getting warmer and setting later, nature will flourish, and we begin to feel that renewed sense of ambition. Although never effortless, spring cleaning can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding projects of your new year. With spring just around the corner, why wait to clean?
This season do your spring cleaning the green way! At The Junkluggers of Manhattan, Brooklyn & The Bronx, it is important for us to think about the effect we have on the environment in everything we do. We’ve created a list of our top 5 cleaning tips to make your home or business sparkle the sustainable way!
Use eco-friendly cleaning supplies. Did you know that natural products such as lemon, baking soda, and vinegar can be great non-toxic cleaning alternatives?
Think about where you are disposing items. Your e-waste, clothing, furniture, and more can be donated or recycled. Sort through your items you no longer want to find them a good home or call The Junkluggers to do the heaving lifting and sorting for you! You should always look at what your local community is doing to support this cause. You’d be surprised what resources are available!
Create a compost for your food waste! What better time of year than spring to start a compost for your garden? Eliminate the waste to landfills, create nutrient rich soil, and grow your own food.
Invest in reusable cleaning supplies. This could mean purchasing a mop to ditch the disposable ones or using rags over paper towels. If you have an old towel that is ready to retire, cut it into squares and use that for cleaning rags.
Purify your air with plants! Houseplants like aloe vera and spider plants can improve air quality and even remove air pollutants.
Eco-friendly ways The Junkluggers impacts the community
The Junkluggers of Manhattan & Brooklyn believes in eco-friendly junk removal and being a source for good in our local communities. Here are some ways we pay attention to our ecological footprint.
Buy from circular economy focused stores! We’ve gotten to work with small businesses like Earth & Me, El Barrio Thrifts, and others who sell zero-waste & second-hand items.
Be active in your local political community. Your opinion matters to leaders who make environmental policy that affects their district.
Educate yourself on where drop-offs sites are for food scraps, clothing, and e-waste.
Fix items first instead of throwing them away. By taking your goods to get repaired and refurbished first, you’re not only giving them a second chance but are also supporting your local small business.
Attend art programs that display works made with sustainable materials. It demonstrates demand for environmental-related projects and encourages artists to create more using recycled materials.
Get a jump start on your spring cleaning with The Junkluggers
As a sustainable business, we don’t ever want to see items go to a landfill. The Junkluggers can lug away just about anything from old furniture, appliances, and office items to mattresses, warehouse material, clothing and much more! . Whether you're moving into a new office, creating a beautiful yard to enjoy this spring, upgrading, downsizing, or need a full clean out, we've got you covered!