Green Up Your Cleanup, by Jill Schoff, is a home dweller’s manual for easy green house cleaning. Learn how the toxic cleaning agents most frequently used can contribute to problems in personal health and the environment. Find the best safe products, including recipes for making them at home, for environmentally friendly housework.
Green Cleaning Basics
Green Up Your Cleanup provides clear explanations on the dangers of using typical household chemicals. Those risks include health problems for household residents, as well as a contribution to environmental pollution. Making the change to a safer solution is easy, healthier and less expensive than continuing to purchase the products most homeowners are already using.
Green House Cleaning Inside
A simple homemade recipe can help tackle bathroom cleaning problems like mold and mildew. Kitchen appliances can be cleaned without all the toxic fumes. Laundry problems can be washed away in an environmentally-friendly way. Dusting and cleaning windows doesn’t have to cause sinus problems. Flooring, carpeting, furniture and upholstery all present cleaning challenges that are best resolved with non-toxic solutions. Green Up Your Cleanup details methods of tackling all of these projects in a green way.
Green House Cleaning Outside
Housework is usually associated with inside space, but an awful lot of chemicals get used for the periodic cleaning that becomes necessary from enjoying an outdoor life. Learn to clean the outside of a house as well with tips for:
- Vinyl, Aluminum and Wood Siding
- Exterior Metalwork
- Driveways, Walkways and Patios
- Outdoor Furniture and Fabrics
- Backyard Grill
- How to Clean a Garage, Workshop or Basement Without Chemicals
Green Up Your Cleanup has covered it all with tips for inside and out. Most recommendations for cleaning garage floors, cars and workshop tools involve the use of toxic chemicals. Keep the outside areas of a home as clean as inside with these safe alternatives. Other tips include addressing paint problems, lawn mowers, pesticides and basements.
Green Up Your Cleanup is a spiral bound, easy reference manual that is great for someone just starting out on the switch to a safer clean home. There are cleaning recommendations for both homemade potions as well as safe store-bought alternatives. The friendly, easy writing style makes comfortable work of a lifestyle change that can seem scary to the beginner. This book is a great way to take the first step toward considering a need for change in housecleaning habits.