Easy Ways to Green Your Spring Cleaning

Before you prep your house for spring, here are some tips to stay environmentally friendly (16 Photos)

Tobey Grumet Segal on Mar 13, 2013 at 3:29PM

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Easy Ways to Green Your Spring Cleaning

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Get Your Clean On -- the Eco-Friendly Way

Warmer weather means pastel colors, Capri pants, manning the grill... and a bunch of chores collectively known as “spring cleaning.” This year, we’re focusing on putting some green in our clean, so we asked top eco-experts how they tackle chores the environmentally-friendly way. That means less waste, fewer chemicals and a healthier household all around!

Less Stuff = Less Cleaning
“Before you pick up a broom or start any cleaning project, take some time to de-clutter,” recommends Dorothy Breininger, founder of DorothytheOrganizer.com and contributor to A&E's hit reality show, Hoarders. “The less stuff you have in a room, the less time it takes to clean it -- and the fewer cleaning supplies and products you’ll need to get the job done. So rather than clean, clean, clean, I say delete, delete, delete -- and donate, which is also green!”

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