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Green clean : natural cleaning solutions for every room of your home / by Jill Potvin Schoff.

By: Schoff, Jill Potvin [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Mount Joy, PA] : Creative Homeowner, [2019]Description: pages cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781580118316; 1580118313.Subject(s): House cleaning -- Environmental aspects | Cleaning compounds -- Environmental aspects | Natural products | Cleaning compounds -- Environmental aspects | House cleaning -- Environmental aspects | Natural productsDDC classification: 648/.5
Contents:
Why go green? -- Your new cleaning arsenal -- The fresh bathroom -- Kitchen detox -- Laundry you can live with -- Around the house -- All about floors -- Caring for furnishings -- Outside the house -- Garage, workshop, and basement.
Summary: "The author presents natural, nontoxic alternatives to chemical-based cleaning products for the home. Each chapter covers a different area of the home, including bathroom, kitchen, outdoor areas, garages and basements, windows and window treatments, and flooring, as well as a section on cleaning your car naturally"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This eco-friendly handbook explains how to eliminate toxic chemical household cleaning agents from your life and replace them with natural, homemade solutions. Inspired by the author's experience as the mother of an allergic child, Green Clean provides practical, comprehensive advice for every household cleaning need from kitchen, bathroom, and laundry to windows, floors, grills, decks, and cars. Jill Potvin Schoff shows how to green up your chores and reduce your family's exposure to hazardous chemicals. Using safe, effective and inexpensive ingredients and recipes, she offers simple cleaning methods and smart tips that will keep both you and the environment healthy.

"The author presents natural, nontoxic alternatives to chemical-based cleaning products for the home. Each chapter covers a different area of the home, including bathroom, kitchen, outdoor areas, garages and basements, windows and window treatments, and flooring, as well as a section on cleaning your car naturally"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes index.

Why go green? -- Your new cleaning arsenal -- The fresh bathroom -- Kitchen detox -- Laundry you can live with -- Around the house -- All about floors -- Caring for furnishings -- Outside the house -- Garage, workshop, and basement.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. 10)
  • Part I The Basics
  • Chapter 1 Why Go Green? (p. 14)
  • Making Changes (p. 16)
  • The Health Effect (p. 18)
  • The Environmental Impact (p. 23)
  • What You Can Do (p. 28)
  • Chapter 2 Your New Cleaning Arsenal (p. 30)
  • Cleaner by Cleaner (p. 32)
  • Tools of the Trade (p. 44)
  • Part II Inside Jobs
  • Chapter 3 The Fresh Bathroom (p. 52)
  • Showers and Tubs (p. 54)
  • Mold and Mildew (p. 60)
  • Toilets (p. 68)
  • Clearing Drains (p. 70)
  • Chapter 4 Kitchen Detox (p. 72)
  • Sinks and Countertops (p. 74)
  • Cabinetry (p. 81)
  • Kitchen Appliances (p. 82)
  • Kitchenware (p. 84)
  • Chapter 5 Laundry YOU Can Live With (p. 90)
  • Eco-Friendly Washing Strategies (p. 92)
  • Eco-Friendly Drying Strategies (p. 94)
  • Eco-Friendly Clothing Care (p. 94)
  • The Green Alternatives (p. 98)
  • Stain Guidelines (p. 102)
  • Chapter 6 Around the House (p. 104)
  • Making Windows Sparkle (p. 106)
  • Walls and Ceilings (p. 110)
  • Cleaning Metal (p. 116)
  • Dusting (p. 118)
  • Chapter 7 All About Floors (p. 122)
  • Keep Out the Dirt (p. 124)
  • Hardwood, Laminate, Bamboo, and Linoleum (p. 128)
  • Tile, Stone, Rubber, Vinyl, and Concrete (p. 130)
  • Rug and Carpet Care (p. 134)
  • Chapter 8 Caring for Furnishings (p. 142)
  • Wood Furniture (p. 144)
  • Other Hard Furniture (p. 148)
  • Upholstery (p. 151)
  • Window Treatments (p. 155)
  • Part III Dirty Jobs
  • Chapter 9 Outside the House (p. 160)
  • Vinyl, Aluminum, and Wood Siding (p. 162)
  • Masonry (p. 164)
  • Roofing (p. 167)
  • Exterior Metalwork (p. 170)
  • Decks (p. 174)
  • Driveways, Walkways, and Patios (p. 182)
  • Outdoor Furniture and Fabrics (p. 184)
  • The Backyard Grill (p. 186)
  • Chapter 10 Garage, Workshop, and Basement (p. 188)
  • Garage Floors (p. 190)
  • Cars (p. 190)
  • Workshop Tools (p. 196)
  • Paint Problems (p. 199)
  • Lawn Mowers (p. 201)
  • Pesticides (p. 203)
  • Basements (p. 204)
  • Appendix (p. 208)
  • Glossary (p. 213)
  • Resources (p. 218)
  • Index (p. 226)
  • Photo Credits (p. 229)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 231)
  • About the Author (p. 232)