Dig a Little Deeper into Green Cleaning

Using green cleaning products [] can go a long way toward making your home healthier, cleaner and greener, but there’s a lot more you can do to keep dirt at bay without employing toxics that can harm you and the planet while they “clean.” Here’s a few tips ‘n tricks to help you avoid making a mess while you clean.

1) Pots, pans, plastic: all are possible causes of Toxic Shock Syndrome. This Canadian report [] looks at over 4,000 common chemicals and their links to your health.
2) Your Grandma had the right idea when it came to cleaning your floors []; we suggest you follow her advice.
3) When it comes to clogged drains, there is a TreeHugging alternative [] to busting out the Drain-O.

4) Most of us share our home with dangerous substances — here is a review [] of some of the pertinent knowledge and how to steer clear.
5) Green cleaning isn’t just about the products; it’s also about the resources it takes to clean things up. So, who really wins [] in a battle between hand-washing and machine washing your dishes?

For further reading (and handy reference around the house) we can recommend a few tomes about cleaning green:
6) Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living []
7) Clean Sweep: The Ultimate Guide to Decluttering, Detoxing and Destressing Your Home []
8) Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home []
9) Naturally Clean: The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe & Healthy Non-toxic Cleaning []