Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning the Green Way

Fri, May 27, 2016 @ 08:05 AM Guest Blogger Home Maintenance

It’s spring, which means it’s time for cleaning, a tradition that began thousands of years ago in the Middle East or China.1

Today, many people skip this annual rite because it can feel overwhelming. But as the world starts to turn green outside, it’s immensely satisfying to tackle long-neglected cleaning, organizing, and decluttering projects.

However, if you’re still cleaning with products plastered in warning stickers, it may be time to go green inside as well.

Conventional cleaners help make things shine, but they can be hazardous. Common ingredients in household cleaners, such as perchloroethylene, triclosan, ammonia, sodium hydroxide, and chloride, have been linked to serious illnesses, including asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption, and neurotoxicity. 234 

Furthermore, after we flush household cleaners down the drain, some of them go on to pollute waterways and threaten aquatic life.5

Green cleaning doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice scrubbing power. Read on to learn how to make every room in your house sparkle the green way!

Source: Blog


Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring with a whole-house clean up, and you’ll go into the warmer months with sparkling rooms and a huge sense of accomplishment.

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Abby Quillen is a writer and gardener who has written for a number of publications and penned her own book titled “The Garden of Dead Dreams.” She lives in Oregon with her family where she enjoys gardening, walking and bike riding, and jotting down the cute things her children say.