I was swishing toilets this morning with caustic cleaners. The fumes were getting to me. I thought, “There’s got to be a better way. How can I clean up my home effectively without killing us off?” So I went online for answers. I eventually found my way to Amazon and found a great book: Green Up Your Cleanup by Jill Schoff.
Not wanting to wait, I checked with Borders to see if they had it, and they did! I gathered up the Amazon listing and a 30% off coupon I had from Borders and went and got it. I love it! It is colorful and engaging and easy to read. It has recipes for environmentally friendly cleaning solutions that you can make from inexpensive ingredients. It has suggestions and tips for cleaning tools. It has room by room sections detailing how to deal with specific cleaning chores, including ideas for regular cleaning and dealing with the build-up from neglect. It is spiral bound, so it will lie flat while you’re mixing up the recipes.