Want to Try A Greener Spring Cleaning?

Are you suffering from Spring Fever? Looking to clean house and purge your closets and cupboards while opening windows and letting the fresh air in? While the cleaning part might not be my favorite, I certainly enjoy the fresh, clean feel of my house when everything is spic and span. I feel even better when I get all that cleaning done without the use of the chemicals found in many commercial cleaners, which can also cost a small fortune.

The smell of a clean house that smells more like citrus and lavender is much more fun than one that smells like chemicals. It also feels a little safer to me when I know I am not using toxic chemicals around my children or pets, or on the things we all touch on a regular basis. If you are getting set to start your spring cleaning marathon, and want to do so a bit greener this year, here are some books that can offer ideas, recipes, and solutions for a greener clean this Spring.

1. Green-Up Your Cleanup by Jill Potvin Schoff

2. Greening Your Cleaning by Deirdre Imus

3. Green Clean: the Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning your Home by Linda Mason Hunter & Mikki Halpin

4. Green Housekeeping: in Which the Nontoxic Avenger Shows you how to Improve your Health and that of your Family While you Save Time, Money, and Perhaps your Sanity by Ellen Sandbeck

5. A Guide to Green Housekeeping: Live a Calmer, Healthier Life, Recycle and Reuse, Clean Naturally, Garden Organically by Christina Strutt

6. Sara Snow’s Fresh Living: the Essential Room-by-Room Guide to a Greener, Healthier Family and Home by Sara Snow

7. The Naturally Clean Home: Over 100 Safe and Easy Herbal Formulas for Nontoxic Cleansers by Karyn Siegel-Maier

8. Easy Green Living: the Ultimate Guide to Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices for you and your Home by Renée Loux

9. The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget: Save Money, Save Time, Save the Planet by Josh Dorfman

10. The Eco-Living Handbook: a Complete Green Guide for your Home and Life by Sarah Callard and Diane Millis

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