Your Easy Spring Cleaning Guide With Sustainable Zero Waste Cleaning Products


Create a cleaning routine with sustainable zero-waste cleaning products that get your whole house clean just in time for spring.

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So you said you’d be more sustainable in 2024…

…then it was winter, and it was cold, and you didn’t want to leave the house (or do anything at all, to be honest). Yep, us too.

But hey, now, the weather has started to warm up, let’s make. Some. Moves. Shake off the dust, rearrange the furniture, sort your bookshelf by color, and let’s get spring cleaning. With this guide, you can scrub your whole house with only sustainable zero-waste cleaning products.

Start now, to create a a routine that sets you up for better, sustainable, and easier cleaning in the future!

Create A Spring Cleaning Plan for Your Sustainable Cleaning Products

sprouting plants on a roof

Photo by Volha Flaxeco on Unsplash

It can quickly get overwhelming when you think about spring cleaning your whole house, no matter if you have 1 room or 100 rooms. Use this (very basic) cleaning schedule as a base to create your own spring cleaning plan.

Kitchen — Read our blog on creating a sustainable kitchen routine

  • Dishes
  • Countertops
  • Stove/Oven
  • Floor

Laundry Room — Read our blog on creating a sustainable laundry routine 

  • Floors
  • Washer
  • Dryer


  • Toilet
  • Bath/shower
  • Sink
  • Mirror
  • Floor


  • Laundry
  • Floor

Living Room, Dining Room, and All Other Rooms

  • Dust
  • Floor

5 Sustainable Cleaning Supplies For Your Spring Cleaning

Below are some of our favorite sustainable and zero-waste cleaning tools that are tough on dirt and messes but easy on Mother Earth.

roll of unpaper towels with lemon print on white kitchen countertop in papertowel holder.
1. ZWS Essentials Reusable Paper Towels - From $24.99

You can use any rag you have around the house for cleaning — preferably made from cotton because it’s gentle, non-scratching, and can be composted at the end of its life — but if you’re ready to ditch the paper towels for good, this set of reusable and washable towels in a 12 or 24 pack is a great place to start.

Cleaning Suggestions: Countertops, Sinks, Stove, Oven, Makeshift Duster

2. ZWS Essentials Dish Brush Kit - $40.99

Bundle up these brushes to save $$ and use them everywhere. And by everywhere, we mean in every room in the house! Just remember to sanitize in between uses or use separate brushes for different surfaces.

Cleaning Suggestions: The vegetable brush for laundry stains; the pot scrubber for showers, sinks, tubs, and countertops; the bottle brush or the long handled brush for toilets!

all 5 brushes from the zero waste dish brush kit on a countertop. Bottle brush and long handled brush are in a glass jar, the others are on the counter.
brown scrubby sponges made from coconut coir waste. Sitting on cloth on countertop
3. ZWS Essentials Coconut Scourers - $7.99

Ditch plastic smelly sponges for good, and discover the scrubbing power of coconut coir, another great sustainable cleaning tool for pots, pants, and your spring clean! You can toss them in the dishwasher to disinfect them and compost them at the end of their life.

Cleaning Suggestions: Bathrooms, showers, and ovens!

4. Saged Home Washable Mop Covers - $30.99

A waterless mop might save thousands of hours of cleaning time, but throwing it away after one use has created an unfortunate amount of waste.

Luckily, these 100% cotton cloth mop covers turn your mop into the ultimate sustainable cleaning product. After mopping with your favorite cleaner, toss them into the washer to clean and reuse.

Cleaning Suggestions: Every floor, maybe some walls, even the shower walls if that’s your style

Reusable mop covers with swiffer in the back of the frame.
Glass Spray Bottle labeled all purpose cleaner
5. Saged Home Reusable Glass Spray Bottle $23.99

No sustainable cleaning routine is complete without a reusable glass bottle. If you already have one around the house, remove the label and repurpose it into a cleaning tool.

If you need to add some to your collection, this glass spray bottle comes with a recipe sticker for your favorite DIY cleaner.

5 Sustainable and Zero Waste Cleaning Products

video screenshot of making a diy cleaner. Empty glass jar, white vinegar bottle, orange peels, and rosemary herbs are shown.
1. DIY All Purpose Cleaner - FREE!

Try this DIY Cleaner using ingredients around the house.

Vinegar is a great natural cleaner that works well for glass, tile, and ceramic tile. Check out our video on Instagram or follow the recipe below:

  • 1 empty jar
  • Aromatic Herbs (your favorite, we use Rosemary)
  • A Few Citrus Peels (your favorite, we use Orange peels)
  • Distilled White Vinegar
  • Instructions: Fill an empty jar with your favorite herbs and citrus. Fill the bottle with vinegar and let sit for 1-2 weeks in a dark place. When it’s done, remove herbs and citrus and add to the compost bin. Dilute the vinegar mixture to a 1:1 water ratio. Fill your bottle 50% with water and fill with the diluted vinegar. Clean away! 

Note, you should not use Vinegar on porous surfaces such as unsealed tile, stone, waxed wood, or cast iron.

2. Circular Bodies All Purpose Cleaner - $18

Not ready for A DIY cleaner? Don’t worry, this versatile cleaning powder from Circular Bodies is all you need to keep around the house.

Saponified antibacterial coconut oil and Sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda) come together to tackle any of your cleaning needs in the kitchen, laundry room, or any room!

To use: Mix 1 teaspoon with 1 cup warm water. Mix and start spraying!

Mix 1 teaspoon with 1 cup warm water. Mix and start spraying!
: Suds & Co dish soap bar in tin container on countertop.

3. Suds & Eco Dish Soap Bars - $14.99

Dish soap bars are not only great for getting your dishes clean without plastic bottles, but their cleaning powers can be used on countertops, stoves, sinks, and ovens!

Grab your brush/sponge/cloth of choice, scrub into the soap bar, wash and wipe as normal.

4. Earthy Edith’s Carpet Cleaning Powder - $19.99

Muddy footprints, pawprints, or foody stains…the carpet catches it all!

With an effective and refreshing blend of Sodium Bicarbonate and lemon and grapefruit essential oils, this carpet cleaning powder comes to the rescue. Just sprinkle it onto your carpet, let it sit, and then vacuum for the scent of a breezy orchard.


5. ZWS Essentials Laundry Detergent Sheets - $19.99

Forget heavy plastic jugs and liquid goopy messes. You just need to toss one of these laundry detergent sheets into your washing machine and off you go! For extra large or heavily soiled loads, go for 2-3 sheets.

The Most Sustainable Cleaning Product Is The One You Already Own

Remember, the best zero-waste and sustainable cleaning products are what you already have. If you use a plastic broom from a dollar store you’ve been using for 5 years and it’s holding on strong, keep using it!

The goal is always to minimize our waste on the planet. Using products over and over until they can’t be used anymore is the way to do it. When that plastic broom is on its last leg and can go no further, then consider a product made from natural materials that can be broken down at the end of its life.

Until then, happy spring cleaning!

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