Posted on August 30, 2013 by Francine | 21 Comments
Share DIY Chemical Free Cleaning Kit Are you sending your “baby” off to college this year? If so, you have probably gone (or will be) shopping for all the dorm must-haves that have been advertised like crazy since July. You have the Hello Kitty lamp and the beanbag chair all ready to send off with your college student but have you…
For removing the smells from clothing and linens you may have to wash everything. If it’s a nice day outside, line drying is one of the best ways to get rid of those odors. In fact, if you have removable shelves or storage boxes, put them outside and let them air out too. If you have stuffiness in the closet, and the closet smells a little musty, a good airing out will generally handle it.
You can’t ask everyone to remove their shoes when they enter your home, although it would be a great practice to start. But, when you encounter scuff marks left on your wood floors, don’t you wish you had a magical way to make them disappear?
Posted on August 13, 2013 by Francine | 5 Comments
ShareBack to school is here once again and I am in the midst of collecting the last few items of the loooong list of supplies requested. As I shopped for crayons, glue sticks and other items, I began to think about how many toxic substances my boys will be exposed to while in school.
Posted on August 13, 2013 by Francine | 1 Comments
Share Safer schools: Back to school means many hours outside your home in a possibly toxic environment. Help detox your school by encourage your district to adopt Green Cleaning Practices. Not sure how to begin? As outlined here the first step is by starting a local group to work on issues together. The larger the the group, the louder the voice. Join your PTA…
Posted on August 13, 2013 by Francine | 0 Comments
Share Safer school supplies: PVC, is found in many back to school supplies, including plastic lunch boxes, backpacks, and organizers. This chemical is linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and immune system damage. Avoid the number 3 recycling symbol, which signifies a PVC product and choose non-plastic products, organizers with wood or paper covers, and cardboard 3-ring binders. Skip scented markers and…