What is in my cleaning products? Are these chemicals bad for my health? How do I reduce the amount of plastic in my home? These are questions we should all be asking when it comes to cleaning.Cleaning is something we all have to do, whether we enjoy it or not. In supermarkets we are bombarded with the sheer number of plastic products available that clean anything and everything. However, these products contain a cocktail of chemicals that can have a severe effect on our health and the environment we live in. Clean Green will show you how to tackle each room and cleaning task in a natural way. Featuring a collection of eco-friendly recipes to make your own hand wash, dishwashing liquid, stain remover, toilet cleaner, air freshener, and more. Learn how to create your own products that are safer to use and keep your home sparkling clean. Small steps. Big changes.
Go green with this rollicking guide to eco-friendly cleaning alternatives that will help you save your health, your money, and your planet.How many times have you said you're killing yourself trying to keep your house clean? You might have been joking, but you're closer to the truth than you think if you're using expensive commercial cleansers. Karen Logan, an environmentalist with years of experience developing and selling her own line of eco-friendly cleaning products, reveals the secret of using simple, ordinary ingredients--like baking soda, vinegar, soap, lemon juice, and salt--to make safe, inexpensive cleaners. For instance, did you know:
-Olive oil is not only good as a salad dressing, but also as a furniture polish.
-Plain club soda works great as a window cleaner.
-You can make your copper-bottomed pots sparkle with just lemon juice and salt.
-Ordinary liquid soap and water will clean up those ants marching through your kitchen.
In Clean Mama's Guide to a Healthy Home, Becky Rapinchuk, author of Simply Clean and creator of the popular cleaning website Clean Mama, provides a step-by-step guide to take charge of your home's wellness with a comprehensive, all-natural cleaning system.
Scientific evidence points to a clear link between household chemicals and a number of diseases and chronic health issues. Drawing on this research, Rapinchuk's program delivers an organized, beautiful, toxic-free, environmental-friendly household by providing readers with:
- A room-by-room guide to cleaning and removing harmful toxins in one's home
- A Weekend Kick-Start Detox to ease readers into the program
- Over 50 simple, organic DIY cleaning product recipes
- Easy to digest research on common toxic products in the home, why they are dangerous to our health, and what to replace them with
- Tips and tools from a trusted source to create cleaner, safer homes, resulting in healthier families
Cleanliness is about detoxing, embracing organic, all-natural methods and products, and protecting the environment. Moms look to Becky to guide them in the best cleaning practices for their home, and will welcome Clean Mama's Guide to a Healthy Home, which shows that going natural isn't just a better way to a cleaner home--it's vital to the health of our bodies, our families, and our planet.
--Mix lemon juice and salt to really clean out the cracks in your cutting board where food can get stuck
--Rub chalk onto a greasy stain to help absorb extra oils before washing And much more Organized by cleaning project, you'll be able to find the perfect easy solution for all your cleaning jobs, however large or small, with this handy guide
Get rid of the clutter -- and keep it away Organizing expert Donna Smallin shows you how to enjoy the happy, healthy, and inviting home you long for with hundreds of time-saving, clutter-busting tips. Smallin's simple and manageable approach helps you focus on the things that will make the biggest difference in the least amount of time. Clear away the clutter once and for all, and discover the peace of mind that has been hiding underneath.
In this revised and updated edition of her classic, bestselling book, Karen Kingston draws on her wealth of experience as a clutter clearing, space-clearing, and feng shui practitioner to show you how to transform your life by letting go of clutter.
Her unique approach lies in understanding that clutter is stuck energy that has far-reaching physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual effects. You'll be motivated to clutter clear as never before when you realize just how much your junk has been holding you back
You will learn:
- How clutter causes stagnation in your life
- How to clear clutter quickly and effectively
- How to live clutter-free
Out with the bad energy, in with the good Khi Armand, a specialist in space clearing with expertise in rootwork and shamanism, offers a fantastic illustrated guide to help laypersons diagnose and resolve energetic issues in their home, office, or any structure. He reveals the most effective methods for space clearing, including divination and consciousness-shifting; explains how to form a relationship with your space as a spiritual entity; lays out a variety of purifying techniques including smudging, asperging, floorwashing, and visualization; and divulges many other ideas for protecting and blessing your environment. Peppered with tales and anecdotes from his practice, Clearing Spaces is a toolkit in book form for having a happy home full of positive, productive vibes.
If you've ever wished you could clear out your clutter, simplify your space, and take back your life, Kathi Lipp's new book has just the solutions you need. Building off the success of her The Get Yourself Organized Project, this book will provide even more ideas for getting your life and your stuff under control.
Do any of these descriptions apply to you?
- You bought a box of cereal at the store, and then discovered you have several boxes at home that are already past the best by date.
- You bought a book and put it on your nightstand (right on top of ten others you've bought recently), but you have yet to open it.
- You keep hundreds of DVDs around even though you watch everything online now and aren't really sure where the remote for the DVD player is.
- You spend valuable time moving your piles around the house, but you can never find that piece of paper when you need it.
- Your house doesn't make you happy when you step into it.
As you try out the many easy, doable solutions that helped Kathi win her battle with clutter, you'll begin to understand why you hold on to the things you do, eliminate what's crowding out real life, and make room for the life of true abundance God wants for you.
This is the book we need now...[It] illuminates the deeper whys behind each kind of clutter in your home so that you can peacefully release everything you need to and live buoyantly again!--Sarah Bamford Seidelmann, author of Swimming with Elephants: My Unexpected Pilgrimage from Physician to Healer
Get to the Heart of Why It's So Hard to Let Go of Your Stuff
What's your clutter actually covering up? Once you're aware of the real issue, letting go is simple and decluttering can happen immediately. Using step-by-step instructions and easy-to-understand explanations, Tisha Morris shows you how to move into a new phase of life by ridding yourself of all that's holding you back. Everything in your home is an extension of your identity, and when you keep old stuff for too long, you get stuck in the past.
Clutter Intervention teaches you about the psychological, emotional, and energetic components underlying your possessions, making it easier for you to let go and live authentically. Discover ways to clear out items associated with your past relationships, jobs, and unhealed grief. Learn how to handle blind spots, common excuses, and overcompensation. This book isn't about living with less. It's about living in alignment with the life you want.
Clutter Intervention: How Your Stuff is Keeping You Stuck is a unique self-help guide to freeing oneself from both physical and emotional clutter. Being able to process and let go of pain or difficult memories is an invaluable ability. Chapters outline a declutter program for moving on past mementos from past relationships, previous careers, the glory days of youth, and even helpful tips for clearing out digital clutter. Highly recommended!--Midwest Book Review