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Declutter Your Home: 10 Household Items You Don't Need to Buy

Posted by Kaitlin on Feb 6, 2019 6:03:40 PM

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How to "Bring Joy" to Your House by Getting Rid of Things You Don't Need

As consumers, we often stockpile items in our home that we don’t really need. As a result, we create more waste and negatively impact the environment. It’s time to start minimizing the clutter while also helping the environment by stopping the use of non-recyclable and non-Earth-friendly items.

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Topics: Healthy Living, Minimalism, Sustainable Shopping, greenliving, Shopping, sustainable

What is Green Cleaning (and Why Should You Care)?

Posted by Kaitlin on Jan 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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Why It's So Important to Green Clean

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding green cleaning in recent years, with many companies claiming they are “going green.” And let’s face it: when most people hear the words “all-natural,” “organic” and “green” they simply translate that to “better for the environment.”

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Topics: Clean Consciously, environment, everyday cleaning, Going Green, green products, Healthy Living, clean environment, green cleaning, greenliving

8 Things You're Cleaning Too Much

Posted by Kaitlin on Dec 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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You're probably over-cleaning these 8 household items (& don't even know it)

If you’re going to clean, it’s important to be thorough. That said, you might be overdoing it. Chances are you can save yourself a great deal of time and energy by cutting down on some of your chores.

We applaud you for your efforts, but sometimes less is more – especially when it comes to cleaning.

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Topics: chores, Clean Consciously, cleaning routine, Cleaning Tips, everyday cleaning, green products, Healthy Living, laundry, cleaning, green cleaning

Is Your Home Toxic? How to Up Your Indoor Toxin Removal Game

Posted by Kaitlin on Dec 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Here’s how to reduce indoor air pollution

Toxic chemicals are all around us – in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe. In fact, according to a recent report released by the Environmental Working Group, up to 100 million Americans could have contaminated drinking water.

We’re not saying this to scare you, but we believe it’s important to be aware of the toxins around you so you can limit your exposure. The good news is that by making different lifestyle choices, you can significantly reduce the number of toxins you come into contact with.

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Topics: Clean Consciously, cleaning routine, Healthy Living, Sustainable Shopping, clean environment, cleaning, safer products, sustainable, toxins

How to Recycle the Right Way

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 20, 2018 11:53:00 AM

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The 7 Recycling Mistakes You're (Probably) Making

Did you know Americans consume 850 million trees annually? To put it in perspective, if we recycled just one-tenth of our newspapers, we would save 25 million trees a year. And this is just for paper.

Can you imagine the impact we could have if we did this for plastic and other recyclable materials?

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Topics: environment, Healthy Living, plastic problem, Sustainability, clean environment, greenliving, Recycle, sustainable

3 Ways to Go Green at Work (Without Putting in Too Much Extra Work)

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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How to Create Sustainable Workspaces

There’s no denying the therapeutic, healing benefits of nature. Being outdoors is scientifically proven to promote your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. However, since many of us spend our days inside an office, enjoying the outdoors isn’t always realistic.

This raises the question: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could experience the healing benefits of nature indoors? We’re thrilled to report that you can!

As it turns out, there is a growing trend among architects and developers to create office buildings with a biophilic design. By incorporating various elements of the nature in the workplace, there is not only an increase in physical health, but also in productivity, and work performance.

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Topics: workplace wellness, Going Green, Healthy Living, Sustainability, clean environment, green office, greenliving

Top 5 Tips to Reduce Chemicals, Dust and Toxins in Your Home

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Less Toxic

Your home is a safe haven for family fun, nurturing and daily care, so the environment should be just as safe, right? Creating a healthy and less-toxic home environment is essential to feeling better and nurturing your family.

Take the necessary steps to improve your home’s environment with just five simple steps.

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Topics: Clean Consciously, Cleaning Tips, everyday cleaning, Going Green, green products, Healthy Living, maketheswitch, Sustainability, clean environment, greenliving, Millennials, safer products

How to Choose Asthma Safe Cleaning Products

Posted by Kaitlin on Oct 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Some Cleaning Products Cause Asthma Outbreaks, So You Should Stop Using the Ones That Do

Many of us take breathing for granted, but anyone who suffers from asthma, or has a loved one who does, knows the challenges asthma sufferers face nearly every day. They recognize the importance of keeping a clean home and doing everything they can to prevent an asthma attack. That means getting rid of dust, dirt, pollen, and anything else that can trigger an asthma outbreak. Unfortunately, however, many asthmatics are unknowingly using cleaning products that are contributing to their condition.

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Topics: Clean Consciously, VOC, Volatile Organic Compounds, Healthy Living, asthma, clean environment, cleaning, green cleaning, greenliving, safer products

The Top 7 Air Purifying Indoor Plants

Posted by Kaitlin on Oct 16, 2018 10:46:00 AM

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The Best Houseplants that Reduce Allergies and Remove Toxins

Despite our best efforts and hours spent cleaning, getting “fresh air” can feel like an impossible task. With so many factors affecting indoor air quality – cleaning products, formaldehyde, chemical flame retardants, and more – it’s like fighting a losing battle.

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Topics: Going Green, Healthy Living, house plants, green home, greenliving

5 Sustainable and Budget-Friendly Alternatives to Paper Towels

Posted by Kaitlin on Oct 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Why You Should Reduce Your Dependence on Paper Towels

While paper towels are often thought of as a household staple, you can actually swap out your old standby for more Earth-friendly items. Paper towels cannot be recycled; therefore more and more waste is created with every spill you clean up.

Consider these five Earth-friendly options to minimize waste and maintain an environmentally-friendly household.

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Topics: Clean Consciously, everyday cleaning, Going Green, Healthy Living, Sustainability, clean environment, cleaning, green cleaning, greenliving

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