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Organic Housekeeping: In Which the Non-Toxic…

Organic Housekeeping: In Which the Non-Toxic Avenger Shows You How to…

by Ellen Sandbeck

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Some great ideas on natural cleaners and other ideas on how to avoid poisons in every day products. My take away from this is: when in doubt, use white vinegar. ( )
  ktlavender | Jul 17, 2017 |
While this tome is packed full of useful information, I found the organizational structure bewildering. "Recipes" for cleaning solutions are not specially formatted to stand out from the text. The internal organization also causes duplication of information, such as the floor cleaning recipes first discussed in the Kitchen section then repeated under the oddly-named "Harmonizing" section. Both of these issues make it less useful as a quick reference after the first read through, which is presumably its intended use. I also felt the book tried to be too many things at once by including sections on car maintenance and organic gardening. Overall, there are much better books on this subject on the market. Skip this one. ( )
  jellyfishjones | Jan 7, 2012 |
I must have had this book checked out from the library for about a year. I referred to it so often, that I wasn't sure I didn't own it when I bought it on massive sale this weekend. Luckily, I didn't, although I don't know how I lived without it. ( )
  infogirl | Mar 24, 2011 |
The cleaning instructions are realistic and achievable, although a fair amount of the laundry section will not work well for a studio apartment dweller (like me) or anyone else who does not have their own washer/dryer. Hope she does a title specifically for the small space/urban housekeeper one day. Still, I've learned a lot and already made some of the changes Sandbeck suggests -- this is a library book, but I think I'll buy my own copy.
  kylenapoli | Feb 20, 2009 |
I would like to buy this one and refer back to it often. ( )
  laurie_library | Sep 4, 2008 |
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This book is dedicated to my husband, Walter. Wherever I am with him, I am home.
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Keeping everything perfect in y our home is generally impossible unless you live alone.
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Organic Housekeeping and Green Housekeeping are the same work - the former is the hardcover title and the latter paperback.
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A must-have book for the twenty-first-century home..

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Learn to live a clean, healthy, more economical way with Ellen Sandbeck, the nontoxic avenger. In this must-have book for the twenty-first- century home, this passionate, witty advocate of all things organic will teach you how to maintain every part of the home -- from living room to septic tank, kitchen floor to bathroom sink -- using safe, simple cleansers and quick preventative measures as well as the most effective organic products on the market to get the job done. Learn time-saving, preventative housekeeping, such as taking thirty seconds to clean the shower while you shower. Take care of bathroom stains with baking soda and vinegar rather than commercial, toxic bathroom "bombs" peddled to you with such force by manufacturers. Need whiter whites? There is no bleaching power on earth stronger than the sun. Snow clean your fine rugs. Choose fruits and vegetables from the relatively pesticide residue-free list. Clean felt-tipped pen stains with vodka. Make furniture shine with olive oil and lemon. Your house will also smell as great as it looks.… (more)

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