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Spring Cleaning – but make it green, in four simple hacks!


Spring is here. So, it’s time for a seasonal refresh.  

It’s easy to get carried away, wanting a new routine for the season. So, we’re sharing four hacks to keep your laundry routine green, while making it fun.


Hack #1: Cut out single-use waste wherever you can! 

Our favourite part of a Spring-clean… decluttering.

Picture a routine without the clutter of waste. It may not seem like you produce waste from your laundry, but think again – dryer sheets, plastic bottles, plastic pegs, cardboard packaging, plastic laundry powder scoops… the list goes on. There is an alternative for each of these and what better time to introduce them than during a Spring Refresh? 

When handwashing, swap laundry detergent for Munch Laundry Soap which is so powerful against stains but not so harsh on skin, removing plastic bottles from your household waste. 


Swap old plastic pegs for Marine Grade Stainless Steel Pegs which are 100% plastic-free and last for years! Think of it like a peg investment, and they’re so much cuter than mismatched plastic pegs.


Change from laundry powder in boxes, for laundry powder from our Refillery! It removes both cardboard waste and plastic scoops from your routine. Munch has a cute Bamboo Scoop which is a great alternative. Bougie! 


Hack #2: Visit a Refillery for a laundry routine refresh

Did you know we have a Refillery? Not many people do. It’s unique, as it operates at a physical location, and online… how easy!

With everything from laundry powder to toothpaste tabs, our Refillery is 100% waste-free. 

When ordering online, your purchase comes in 'cleanskin' style with the product name handwritten – rustic chic and kind to the earth.

Our five pack of Bamboo Bathroom Containers are perfect for filling with goodies at the Refillery. Or, Munch has Drawstring Refillery Bagswhich are available online, simply request and we’ll fill these. 

Come on in with your containers to 471 Adelaide Road in Wellington. Or order online here for your Spring laundry refresh, zero waste style.


Hack #3: Utilise air-drying where possible. 

Make the most of our earth’s natural and free resources, the wind, air, and sun – dry your laundry outside this spring!

Struggling with space on the washing line? Our Munch Stainless Steel Peg Hangers are a perfect addition to your routine. Completely plastic-free and multi-purpose for indoor and outdoor use. They’re made from marine-grade stainless steel so won’t rust like other brands, and are perfect for little items like socks, underwear, and masks. 


Hack #4: Help our planet and your wallet by saving electricity. 

Reduce your power consumption and bill with Munch NZ Wool Dryer Balls, they help clothing dry up to 25x faster, and you won’t have to do as much ironing! How bliss. 

Made from 100% Premium New Zealand Wool with NO FILLERS! The anti-static quality of wool reduces wrinkles and lint. NZ wool products are not cheap, but Munch has competitive pricing for these – they’re the best choice for the smart consumer. 

They work as a chemical-free alternative to fabric softeners and dryer sheets – saving you money in the long run. They’ll last over 1,000 loads and are equal to 4+ boxes of dryer sheets. 

Munch Tip: Most power companies have a free hour of power, and you get to choose when this is. Make sure you’re utilising this to save you money! With dryer balls, you may even get a whole load dry in the free hour. 


We hope you’re all set for a Green Spring-Cleaning Routine. We’d love to see your swaps! Share them with Munch by tagging us in your social posts @MunchCupboard