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5 environmentally friendly spring cleaning tips

• Apr 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Spring is here and, just in time, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council has supplied “5 Spring Cleaning Tips” on its blog.

“For many, the spring weather brings more time to enjoy nature, outdoor hobbies and, of course, it’s the perfect time to start spring cleaning and go ‘green’ in your household,” Ashlyn Korienek wrote for the Grand Rapids-based WMEAC.

Korienek says the biggest reason people refrain from going organic, or adopting sustainable products and habits, is its perceived higher cost. However, sustainability does not have to break the bank or change your entire routine, she wrote.

The first tip is to use environmentally friendly, organic cleaning products.

“Your staple cleaning spray might do the job, but the truth is it could contain harsh, toxic chemicals that are bad for the environment,” Korienek says. “When buying cleaning products, look at the label to find the words ‘natural’ or ‘nontoxic’ on the bottle. If you need some guidance, check the Green Pages to find out what products are available in your area.”

If money is a concern, she provides a recipe to make your own cleaners.

Read the complete post: "5 Spring Cleaning Tips from WMEAC.”

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