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The Green Life: Green Spring Cleaning: Avoid Toxic Products

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March 23, 2009

Green Spring Cleaning: Avoid Toxic Products

Make your own nontoxic cleaning products With winter behind us, it's time to embrace the season of rejuvenation by reducing clutter and attacking grime. This week we're providing tips to green your spring cleaning and give your home a fresh beginning.

Tip #1: Clean Naturally

Why scrub counters, floors, and tubs with harsh chemicals that reduce indoor air quality and harm the environment when you can use a few common household items to get the job done? Some basic ingredients for DIY cleaners include baking soda, lemon, vinegar, salt, liquid soap, and hot water. Follow these recipes to create nontoxic scrubs for every occasion.

Share your tips: What are your best ecofriendly solutions for banishing dirt, dust, and grime?

Tip #2:  Clean With Reusable Wipes and Scrubbers
Tip #3:  Freshen Up
Tip #4:  Clean Slate, New Habits

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