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0743256204
Author:
Ellen Sandbeck
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Home Improvement & Design
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English
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Scribner; Second Printing edition (May 9, 2006)
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448 pages
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Organic Housekeeping book.

Organic Housekeeping book. Organic Housekeeping: In Which the Non-Toxic Avenger Shows You How to Improve Your Health and That of Your Family, While You Save Time, Money, and, Perhaps, Your Sanity.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Organic Housekeeping: In Which the . Sandbeck, a onetime housecleaner and roofer, explains why a homemaker must avoid toxins and pesticides if the home is to maintain a balanced, healthy ecosystem.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Organic Housekeeping: In Which the Non-Toxic Avenger Shows You How to Improve Your Health and That of Your Family, While You Save Time, Money, and, Perhaps, Your Sanity. The first chapter-touting the benefits of tidying up and getting organized-is tedious, but the book hits its groove in a chapter on "Organic Cleaning.

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A comprehensive, "green" guide to home care explains how to create and maintain a nontoxic, hypoallergenic home using safe products, with practical tips on how to alleviate cleaning agents that contain toxic chemicals and how to clean every part of the home. Originally published as: Organic housekeeping. Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-412) and index.

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.

Organic Housekeeping and Green Housekeeping are the same work - the former is the hardcover title and . Library descriptions. Learn to live a clean, healthy, more economical way with Ellen Sandbeck, the nontoxic avenger.

Organic Housekeeping and Green Housekeeping are the same work - the former is the hardcover title and the latter paperback. 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.

Manufacturer: Scribner Release date: 9 May 2006 ISBN-10 : 0743256204 ISBN-13: 9780743256209. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

Organic housekeeping should be in everyone's home. com User, June 14, 2006. I also like the focus on not using toxic chemicals that can harm your health or the health of your family. I am not much of a housekeeper and that is why this book is so great! I started using it the day I bought it, and its simple and easy to use instructions and formulas have saved me much time and money, plus my house is cleaner and more well organized! I also like the focus on not using toxic chemicals that can harm your health or the health of your family. A wealth of information! (plus humor).

Organic Housekeeping In Which the Non-Toxic Avenger Shows You How to Improve Your Health and That of Your Family, While You Save Time, Money, and, Perhaps, Your Sanity by Ellen Sandbeck and Publisher Scribner. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781416595700, 1416595708. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9781416544555, 1416544550.

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A comprehensive, "green" guide to home care explains how to create and maintain a nontoxic, hypoallergenic, clean home using safe, readily available products, with practical tips on how to alleviate cleaning agents and personal care products that contain toxic chemicals, how to clean every part of the home, and simple remedies to get every job done.
  • Gardall
I really wanted to like this book, but I didn't find it to be about green housekeeping. This is NOT a book of recipes for green cleaners or much of a methodology for green cleaning. Rather, it's a sometimes-researched narrative of what sorts of green alternatives there are in some situations. Some research is a bit dubious (ex. "I spoke to a repairman about this issue" - which would be fine, if it actually went into what he saw as a repairman).

Generally, I found the author was promoting products that have been marketed as green, and perhaps explaining why the alternatives to those products are harmful. Basically, use castile soap where appropriate. She loves vinegar for odors. And then companies like Seventh Generation do a good job of avoiding bad chemicals.

Sometimes the advice left me wondering about the author. For example, she recommends cataloging all of your belongings in a rolodex to save yourself the time of looking for something in the future. I'm not sure how this fits in with green cleaning. Instead, this books reads as if the author just writing out everything she does that pertains to keeping her house in order.

Another example of advice that left me wondering: she advises that you donate your computer/appliances while it still has life left in them as opposed to letting it live out its life in your home and then finding a suitable green disposal method. Maybe this is valuable if you were already planning on getting rid of something (perhaps even to trade up to a more efficient model), but I don't see how the net outcome is green. The appliance is still out there and will still need to eventually be disposed of. It doesn't make its footprint magically disappear by passing it on to someone else. Yes, the social value is admirable, but that wasn't what this book promised to describe.

I gave this two stars as opposed to one simply because this is a really ernest book. I just didn't find it very useful.
  • kinder
Absolutely essential guide to twenty-first century homekeeping. The advice is given with humor, good sense and thoroughness. I've been managing a household for many, many years and I learned many helpful things I hadn't heard of anywhere else.

For one thing: she recommends "rainwashing" for some clothing and household items. I tried it, and it's wonderful! Following her suggestions, I put a cashmere sweater out on my clothesline on a rainy day. It was a light rain, not a monsoon! I'd bought that sweater at a Salvation Army store for seven dollars, so I decided it would be a reasonable candidate for this experiment.

It worked! The sweater got wet, not soaked, but it dried in the windy weather that followed the rain. (You do have to be aware of weather reports to succeed with rainwashing.) It was soft and fresh-smelling when I took it in. I did run a low-heat iron over it, lightly, to smooth it out and was so happy with the results. I'd use this method again on other selected garments, regardless of cost, that might be beaten up if washed in a washing machine --- even on the gentle cycle. And the price is certainly right!

There are many other suggestions in the book, low-cost, low-hazard and a pleasure to use. I'd highly recommend this guide to everyone who manages a household of any size. You'll learn and benefit!
  • Hasirri
Although it initially seemed somewhat strange to me that I would choose to take the time to review a book on housekeeping, the more I thought thought about it - and more importantly the more I actually used and benefited from its contents - the more it seemed to make perfect sense.

I'll just cut to the chase and say that this is a wonderful book and here's why:

The advice given here is practical and extremely helpful and provides a systematic, structured, very logical approach to keeping a living environment safe, clean, and healthy. Its also comprehensive in the sense that it covers all the major areas of the home thoroughly and organizes the process of keeping a clean and healthy home into a connected whole. And if that weren't enough, the information itself is presented well. Ms. Sandbeck is very well-spoken and obviously invested an enormous amount of energy into not only acquiring the information contained in the book but also in presenting that information in a form that lends to understanding and use.

There are so many tips and helpful pieces of advice, background information that really facilitates understanding of what it means to be "healthy" in the context of housekeeping, and well-thought no-nonsense instructions for the nuts and bolts of everyday household duties, its almost impossible to really specify any in particular in the limited format of a review without insulting the rest of the book.

Sandbeck uses very simple and sound scientific principles concerning ecosystems and how they can and should positively interrelate as a primary basis for her overall approach, which in my opinion really puts hers in the upper crust of other related books. Further, she backs up what she says with solid science, research, and many other references if one chooses to delve deeper into any given topic.

For the pragmatists out there, this book will definitely save you time and money...a LOT of time and money. But just as importantly, "Green Housekeeping" wades into much deeper water than simply recycling and the like, and in reality entails empowering a person to exercise responsible home ownership and consumerism, as well as to create an environment that provides comfort, safety, health, peace of mind, and that functions as a positive part of a much bigger picture, which turns out to be much better for you as well as the world around you. All considered, I can't imagine a better book on the subject.
  • CrazyDemon
I can't even express how grateful I am for having stumbled upon this book. It is exactly what I was looking for and came to me at exactly the right time. Ellen has her head screwed on straight and tells you exactly what you have to do in order to have the healthiest house possible, and for very little expense. She gets into the nitty gritty of how many times per week you have to perform certain tasks, specific procedures, and examples of brands to use. Most importantly, she gives incredibly rational and eye opening explanations as to why we have to change our ways. I am recommending this to everyone I know!