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Green housekeeping

Author: Ellen Sandbeck
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008, 2006.
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Learn to live in a clean, healthy, more economical -- and Earth-friendly -- way with Ellen Sandbeck's Green Housekeeping, the must-have book for the twenty-first-century home. You will learn to maintain every part of your home -- from living room to septic tank, kitchen floor to bathroom sink -- using safe, simple cleansers and quick, preventative measures that will save you time and money, save your health, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Sandbeck
ISBN: 9781416544555 1416544550
OCLC Number: 228478056
Notes: Originally published as Organic housekeeping.
Description: xx, 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Organizing --
Too much stuff --
Banishing chaos --
Cleaning outbuildings and extremely chaotic houses --
Habits --
Living lightly and happily --
The kitchen: Cleaning the range, organic cleaning, sink cleaning, kitchen odors, dishwashing, the toaster, the microwave, Why buy organic food?, preventing food poisoning, carnivore's food safety, clean cooking, choosing cookware --
The low-maintenance bathroom --
The bedroom: cleaning pillows, comforters, bed linens, blankets, mattresses, clean air choices --
Laundry: sorting, equipment, water and energy use, washing frequency, laundry aids, stain removal, dry cleaning, fabric car, rain washing, snow cleaning, storing woolens, bedding, drying techniques, ironing, sleeping bags --
General cleaning: carpets, window coverings, dusting, computers --
Indoor air quality: domestic odor control (animal odors, indoor air pollutants, gaseous pollutants, filtering, watery air), preventing fungi, mold and mildew, humidifiers and dehumidifiers --
Hazardous materials --
Fire safety --
Carbon monoxide --
Electrical fires --
What firefighters want to know --
Home maintenance --
In and around the garden: toxic runoff, the value of trees, lawns, weed control, poisonous plants, pest control, pet care and baby-proofing.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Ellen Sandbeck.

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Learn to live in a clean, healthy, more economical -- and Earth-friendly -- way with Ellen Sandbeck's Green Housekeeping, the must-have book for the twenty-first-century home. You will learn to maintain every part of your home -- from living room to septic tank, kitchen floor to bathroom sink -- using safe, simple cleansers and quick, preventative measures that will save you time and money, save your health, and save the planet.

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