Though household chores are rarely anyone’s favorite way to pass the time, they have to be done — whether we like it or not. What’s more, when you’re focused on being as eco-friendly as possible, cleaning and other chores take a little extra thought and planning. You can’t just go to town with a bottle of Clorox; you have to slow down and consider each step in the process.

Fortunately, there are a number of easy ways to tackle your household tasks in an environmentally conscious way. Consider the following for eco-friendly chores: