Green Cleaning For Dummies by Elizabeth B. Goldsmith

By Elizabeth B. Goldsmith

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Green Cleaning For Dummies

This can be a convenient e-book for cleansing offer recipes and tricks. I want extra have been stated approximately many of the items indexed being validated on animals, for the reason that that's approximately ninety% of the explanation i need to move eco-friendly in my cleansing. occasionally this factor was once addressed, yet my difficulty is if animals are tortured to end up the protection of a product, i might quite no longer use the product besides.

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I fly through my house; my cleaning routine is so familiar that I can whip any room into shape in 15 minutes or less. ) You, on the other hand, may find cleaning a kind of therapy, purging closets and sorting through drawers in place of having a meltdown. Whether you’re a utilitarian, “get ’er done” type or you have a more Zen attitude (creating an environment that nurtures your spirit), the approaches I present in this book are all adaptable for your unique cleaning personality. qxp 9/29/08 10:19 PM Page 15 Chapter 2 What’s Green Got to Do with It?

Use an energy-efficient air purifier to remove dust, pollen, and tobacco particulates from your home. Conventional air cleaners can drain a lot of energy, but to keep energy use under control, choose an Energy Star–rated model. ) Select the smallest model that meets your needs based on area size. qxp 9/29/08 10:20 PM Page 35 Chapter 3: Adding Up the Pluses of Cleaning Green 35 Counting up the Cost of Cleaning Green I’ll be honest: In some respects, going green demands a lot more green — you know, the kind with dollar signs?

Replacing your old clothes washer with an Energy Star model reduces water usage dramatically: in the case of clothes washers, by as much as 50 percent. Other water-using fixtures, such as toilets, showerheads, and sink aerators, are also much more conservative than their free-spending ancestors. ߜ Fill it up. Do full loads of dishes and clothes and choose a shorter cycle to reduce water and electricity. qxp 9/29/08 10:19 PM Page 23 Chapter 2: What’s Green Got to Do with It? 23 ߜ Keep it cool. Whenever possible, without sacrificing clean, use a lower water temperature for washing, mopping, and soaking.

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