Ready to get the winter cobwebs out? Fill up some boxes with all that stuff you have accumulated and never used and recycle it at the local thrift store. For inspiration read “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo.
For an irreverent parody that also has good info check out “The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do” by Sarah Knight. Two ways of cleaning house.
Cleaning solutions are some of the most toxic ingredients in our home. Consider switching to a natural brand like 7th Generation or make your own. Here is my favorite all-purpose spray cleaner.
Multipurpose Spray Cleanser
- 1 cup liquid soap blend, I like Dr. Bonners or Meyers Clean Day
- ½ Tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. lemon, lavender or eucalyptus essential oil
- 1 cup witch hazel or rubbing alcohol.
Shake together in a spray bottle. Add a cup or two of water. For use anywhere you would use 409, sinks, counters, floors, etc.