Earth Day is quickly approaching so I thought it was fitting to share some environmentally responsible decluttering tips. Check out the list below for some simple ways to respect the Earth while you declutter.
Whenever possible, recycle unusable items instead of trashing them. Keep tabs on local events to find options for difficult to recycle items. In the past, I recycled an old humidifier through our electric company and two car seats at Walmart (I even made money doing that!).
Donate Or Sell Unwanted Items
Unwanted items that are still usable should be donated or sold. Selling items takes time and motivation, so think it over before deciding to go that route. One option is to bring your items to a consignment shop. Just find a way to get usable items to others.
Reduce The Number Of Chemicals You Use To Clean Your Home
Having a specialty cleaner for everything takes up a lot of space. Not to mention all those chemicals are bad for you and the earth. Simplify how you clean by using more basic cleaners that work on multiple surfaces and are less harmful.
Reduce The Number Of Cosmetics You Use
Like cleaners, many cosmetics have a list of questionable ingredients. Plus, all those small containers! Simplifying your beauty routine will save you time, money, and space.
Discontinue Using Or Find A Replacement For Single-Use Items
There are so many single-use items that people pick up for convenience without thinking much about how much waste they are creating. Napkins, paper towels, paper plates, and plastic straws are some common ones. After you use up a single-use item, try living without it for a while. If you find you miss it, you can always find a zero-waste alternative.
Be more mindful about what you bring into your home. The less you buy, the less waste you will create.
12 thoughts on “Eco-Friendly Decluttering Tips”
Useful tips. I like the point on donating unwanted items. Many struggle with this despite the good in the act, and the sense of fulfillment it brings plus decluttering and eco friendly usefulness
Yeah, the extra step deters a lot of people. However, once it becomes routine, it feels natural, and it is easy to enjoy all the benefits you listed.
Thanks for reading and adding to the conversation!
Very true, every new thing can be a challenge at first. Welcome
Eco-friendly tips of recycling and stuff. Thank you 😊
Thanks for reading! 😀🌍🌏🌎
You are welcome!
Great list. I have had really good luck getting rid of items on my local Buy Nothing group on Facebook. Anything that doesn’t get claimed is donated to the Thrift Store. In a year of decluttering, I have yet to fill a garbage bag with things that couldn’t be repurposed, donated or recycled.
That is awesome! I have always had success finding people to pass my stuff to as well.
In simple words, you have got to consider minimalism to be eco-friendly. I think it is one of the best solutions!
That sums it up nicely!
Thanks for reading! 😀
More great tips, Suzanne! Thank you for being such a good steward of our shared Earth! 🌞