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Getting Ready For the Fall

September 21, 2011

Fall is a great time to green clean your home.  School is in session, the holidays are approaching, and guests are starting to plan their arrivals.  

Here are a few eco-cleaning tips to get your fall cleaning started:  

Before firing up your furnace and/or fireplace, make sure that everything is in working order to avoid a dire situation in the dead of winter and keep your energy costs in check.

Replace or clean furnace filters, and vacuum the area around your furnace. Regular cleaning or replacing of a furnace filter increases efficiency and prevents dirt and allergens from circulating around your home. Don’t forget to vacuum around heat registers also. 

Inspect caulk around windows and doors. 

Clean or replace the filters of any air purifiers or humidifiers.  This will help keep the indoor air in your home healthier.  Buy some air-purifying houseplants and place around your home too.   

Most conventional cleaning products contain toxic chemicals that can compromise the indoor air quality of your home, such as oven cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners and drain openers.  Consider replacing them with plant-based alternatives or inexpensive homemade solutions.   

Fall is also a great time to sort through your closets and get rid of things you don’t use (or wear).  

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