“The Complete Guide to Eco-Friendly House Cleaning” – Book Review

The Complete Guide to Eco-Friendly House Cleaning

Anne B. Kocsis

Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.

1405 SW 6th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471-0640


978-1-60138-366-2, $24.95, 2010

With an ever-growing amount of information pointing to the health and environmental dangers of chemical-laden products, it’s no wonder that the green movement has grown to encompass home cleaning practices. But many people out there, while concerned, may have no idea where to start in adopting healthier cleaning habits. Enter “The Complete Guide to Eco-Friendly House Cleaning”. Author Anne B. Kocsis makes the switch to ‘the green side’ easy, cost-effective, and just plain interesting!

“The Complete Guide to Eco-Friendly House Cleaning” is a fun, straightforward guide to keeping your house clean and the environment – and your personal health – safe from the myriad of deadly toxins found in typical cleaning supplies. She explains in simple, easy to understand terms what each chemical is, why it is dangerous to have in a living space, and green alternatives that don’t skimp on cleanliness. There are even dangers with such seemingly harmless items like room fresheners and dryer sheets. I just couldn’t believe how much we are exposed to on a daily basis!

If you are like me, housekeeping falls well behind other priorities in my busy life (as evident by the state of my home) and the sheer thought of reading about eco-friendly cleaning would be educational but extremely boring. Yet Kocsis’ writing style makes even the subject of housekeeping fascinating – and coming from someone who is less than domestically inclined is saying something! Who knew you could do so much with just a handful of all natural and environmentally-friendly ingredients? By the time I was finished reading, my book was filled with little bookmarks and highlights of all the different things I want to try. I’ve never been excited about cleaning my house until now.

Believe it or not, “The Complete Guide to Eco-Friendly House Cleaning” is a captivating read! I not only learned an enormous amount about the dangerous substances we live and breathe around everyday but how to minimize exposure to these items while reducing our carbon footprint. And the most exciting part is that it’s so easy to incorporate these changes into your life with very little effort. Definitely a book that will make a substantial impact on how you think about your health and home!

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