How I clean my home as an eco-friendly minimalist
I use something rather old school; green soap. It’s a pine oil based soap that’s all natural, environmentally safe, non-toxic and it has been around in the Swedish homes for more than 125 years now.
Pine oil is a by-product of the pulp and paper industry. It can be used to clean everything in your home, it’s cheap and widely available in all local stores. It can’t get any better than that.
You shouldn’t get fooled by all the expensive (and often exclusive and hard to get) hip “eco-friendly” products that’s designed for just one specific part of your home. It just hurts your wallet and most importantly; it hurts the planet with unnecessary waste if you have to buy a dozen of different products to clean your home.
And perhaps most importantly; whatever you do, don’t buy chemical-based cleaning products. It’s bad for both the environment and your health. I ditched my chemical-based and toxic products long before I was made aware of the environmental issues we’re facing today. I switched to natural products when I noticed that my asthma was getting worse by the very products that was supposed to keep me safe and healthy in my clean home.
Other than that, I clean my home like any other person. I have a vacuum cleaner, washable knitted dishcloths (that my mom made me), and a (synthetic) feather-duster.