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The Green Life: DIY Cleaning Week: Furniture

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September 10, 2009

DIY Cleaning Week: Furniture

Use a wool or cotton cloth to dust wood Tired of cleaning your home with petrochemicals and toxic products? This week we'll offer tips and recipes for banishing dirt and grime the natural way.

Tip #3: Shine Furniture With Natural Polish

Make a simple wood furniture dusting mixture with lemon juice and olive oil. Annie B. Bond, author of Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living recommends using a wool dusting cloth "because static electricity draws dust to wool, and lanolin in the wool causes the dust to stick to the wool." The next best thing? A cotton rag made from an old t-shirt. When it's time for a shine, check out Bond's recipe for a polishing cream wax.

Share your tips: How do you keep your furniture looking its best?

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