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*Green Clean Your Home Easily *

We all live hectic lives and it sometimes seems that it ain’t so easy being green. We think that it takes too much time, expense and energy to recycle, compost, and other things to help the environment.  Green Goddess Candita Clayton, author of Clean Your Home Healthy: Green Cleaning Made Easy (Morgan James Publishing, March, 2008) and a professional organizer focused on eco-friendly products and services, shares the following tips on how to easily green your home. As you can see, it can be easier becoming green than you once believed. And anything that you believe, you can achieve. Take a small step today for the planet. Mother Earth will thank you and you will feel better, too.

Five Ways to give your home a healthy boost right now.

Take off your shoes and eliminate the bacteria, pesticides and dirt that sneak inside on your shoes

Add a plant or two. Plants naturally purify the air by absorbing toxins.  The best plants are English Ivy, philodendrons, palms and ferns.

Hang newly dry cleaned clothes outside to air out before putting them away in order to eliminate toxic fumes.

For furniture cleaning, use hydrostatic dust cloths instead of furniture cleaner.

Cover your mattress and pillows with high quality organic cotton dust mite covers.  Your respiratory system will thank you.

Five Cleaners to Eliminate Right Now

Chlorine Bleach is the number one household chemical involved in poisonings.  Bleach also reacts with other chemicals to create

Glass cleaners containing ammonia:  The odors linger in the air, irritating the respiratory system and affecting overall air quality in your home.

Moth Balls contain substances such as naphthalene, which is a registered carcinogen (a cancer causing agent).

Traditional Surface and Countertop Cleaners contain chemicals that claim to kill 99.9% of germs and can be absorbed into food when placed on “clean” countertops.

Switch to the Fab Five Natural Cleaners

Vinegar, Peroxide, Castile Soap, Lemon and Baking Soda

You can clean just about anything using these five natural products.

Laundry, dilute hydrogen peroxide in water as an alternative to bleach

Create a surface cleaner in a spray bottle using 1/2 vinegar 1/2 water and some great smelling essential oils like lemongrass, tea tree, or lavender.

Toss a cup of vinegar in the toilet, let stand for 10 minutes and flush.  Kills germs in a flash and is really cheap too!

Create a scrub with baking soda and lemon juice.

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