Many of us are conscious of a need to cut down household waste and reduce your use of single-use products. We’d all like to live a little more sustainably, but I mean, who has the time?
As it turns out – you actually.
From something as simple as choosing the bleach-free multipurpose cleaner at the grocery store, to making your cleaning solutions from scratch, most sustainable alternatives can be found already chilling in your pantry, just waiting to be put to work.
The good news is that there are many simple, cheap, and readily available replacements for almost everything you need to keep your home happy and healthy.
Of course, as with anything new, it can feel downright overwhelming to completely overhaul your home care. So, don’t. Just start small and see how it feels. You don’t have to start a bee colony so you can use the wax to wrap up your sanga – but you might want to order some beeswax wraps online to give them a whirl.
And, rather than adding one more thing to your to-do list, these tips and tricks might even end up saving you time (and money) in the long run. As one of my dear friends and a domestic goddess mum-of-two puts it, "Just bring it back to basics, baby."
Make the switch to Australian made products.
I found bleach-free products just as effective as their bleach counterparts and I still use them today. My new go-to is the White King 4-in-1 Multipurpose Cleaner which can be used everywhere from the kitchen to the bathroom.
It’s also made in regional Victoria, which means it's not being shipped across the globe before ending up in your home (think of the emissions). The bottle is also made from 100 per cent recycled plastic and stands up to the best of them, effectively killing off 99.99 per cent of bacteria. By making some simple switches, you can make a world of difference to the overall health of your home.