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Spring cleaning guide: New ways to freshen your home
Spring has finally arrived, which means it’s time for spring cleaning. This roundup of innovative new cleaning products will help
Nellie’s PVC-free Dryerballs
These dryer balls act as a natural fabric softener; plus, they reduce drying time, lint and wrinkles. They work for countless loads and are guaranteed to last up to two years.
(Nellie’s PVC-free Dryerballs, $20)
Smartklean Laundry Balls
These laundry balls have a BPA-free shell that contains ceramic pellets and magnets that boost water’s ability to clean fabrics-no rinse cycle required. One ball is good for 365 loads.
(Smartklean Laundry Ball, $45)
The Laundry Tarts Laundry Detergent
This laundry detergent is free of phosphates, phthalates and parabens. Plus, it comes in yummy scents, such as Birthday Cake and Apple Pie. There’s an unscented version, too.
(The Laundry Tarts Laundry Detergent, $19 for a 1.2-kg bag, which is good for 45 to 90 loads)
Method Dryer-Activated Fabric Softener
This fabric softener is hypoallergenic and uses plant-based SmartSoft technology to soften fabrics and reduce static. To use, spray the formula directly into dryer
Eco Nuts Natural Laundry Soap
This soap uses biodegradable dried soapberry shells, which produce a soap that acts as a natural cleaner. To use, place a few of them in the bag provided and toss into the washer.
(Eco Nuts Organic Laundry Soap, $15 per package, which is good for 100 loads)
Windex Multi-Surface Touch-Up Cleaner
This cleaner has a fresh scent and dispenses just a small amount of product at a time, so you waste less.
Febreze Sleep Serenity Bedroom Mist
This mist eliminates odours, and features scents, such as lavender or jasmine, that can help create a relaxing atmosphere.
Glade Wax Melts
These wax melts are made from pressed wax infused with essential oils. A package of melts can last up to 96 hours.
(Glade Wax Melts, $5)
Green Works Glass and Surface Cleaner
This cleaner is made with naturally derived ingredients and features Clorox’s new Smart Tube technology, a bottle design that lets you spray every last drop-no more wastage.
Seventh Generation Stainless Steel Cleaner
This cleaner is formulated with coconut oil to help repel dirt. It’s non-toxic and contains mandarin and orange essential oils.