The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home
By Linda Mason Hunter
and Mikki Halpin
Melcher Media, New York, NY; 2005.
Designed by The Moderns. Retail: $16.95.
The best place to
begin a responsible program of "green" living is by changing the
way you clean your house. First, get rid of that vast array of
synthetic chemicals harbored in commercial cleaning products you
keep under your sink and in your pantry (most of which cause
harm to both the planet and human health). Then, switch to
"green" cleaning products, either ready-made or cleaners you
This book shows how
to embark on a program of ecological housekeeping step by step,
room by room, stain by stain. It's a definitive guide with
advice on which products are healthy and which are not, recipes
for nontoxic cleaners, and strategies for cleaning better,
deeper, more efficiently. Boxes and sidebars offer simple weekly
routines, time-saving tips, and organization techniques
guaranteed to simplify your life.
Green Clean is
waterproof and stain-resistant, produced with revolutionary
Durabook technology. You can keep it handy under the sink or in
a bucket with your cleaning supplies without ruining it.