Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Spring Cleaning................

It’s that time of year again — time to get down and dirty with a thorough spring cleaning. Most of our homes have been shut up all winter and most are in need of some freshening. Give your house a green spring cleaning by avoiding dangerous chemicals and harsh cleaners. There are healthier ways to do it, for you and the environment.

Open the windows. The best way to get dirty air moving out and fresh air moving in is to open the doors and windows. Feel the breeze.

Skip the extra air fresheners. Chemical fresheners can cause eye, skin, and respiratory irritation. Aerosol air fresheners are even worse. Buy fresh flowers in lieu of traditional air fresheners. An open box of baking soda, cedar blocks, and dried flowers also add natural fragrance to the room.

Use natural fiber sponges and rags to do the cleaning. Avoid using paper towels and other one-time use tools.

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