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Lambswool Dusters - eco-friendly dusting with no chemicals

Lambswool Dusters - eco-friendly dusting with no chemicals

I've recently added lambswool dusters to my dust-busting arsenal. I used to think that damp dusting with soft cloths was the only way to keep on top of these allergy-triggering particles, but I was given a Wool Shoplambs wool duster recently to try and was pleasantly surprised by how well the furry wand grabbed dust from blinds, shelves, books, and fragile knick-knacks with no water or chemicals. And I liked that the wooden handle allowed me to [...] Continue reading

Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Easy-Care Washable Blanket

Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Easy-Care Washable Blanket

I've coveted Pendleton wool blankets for years, but only recently allowed myself to purchase one of the pricey bed covers when I realized it would be a quick and frugal fix to cold nights in our new house that is without insulation and wrapped in old siding and laden with air holes and old drafty windows, many of them broken. The Regency wood burning stove insert we ordered before we moved in nearly 3 months ago still has not arrived or been [...] Continue reading

Product Review: Eco-friendlier, Greener Seltzer Soda Water Maker Carbonator - Soda Siphon ISI 2247 Red

Product Review: Eco-friendlier, Greener Seltzer Soda Water Maker Carbonator - Soda Siphon ISI 2247 Red

Sometimes going green doesn't seem so green. Case in point: I've got a seltzer drinking habit I don't want to part with, but I'm not comfortable with the plastic bottles my bubbly comes in . So I did some research and the alternative I came up with, not a perfect answer mind you, but the best I'm able to do right now, is this handy seltzer soda water maker by ISI, a brand that chefs and restaurants often choose. There are fancier and more [...] Continue reading

10 Free Green iPhone Smart Phone Apps - Ms. Green-Clean NYC, "Best Cleaning Service" - New York Magazine

10 Free Green iPhone Smart Phone Apps - Ms. Green-Clean NYC, "Best Cleaning Service" - New York Magazine

It's definitely smart to use our smart phones to guide and keep us on the green path. Having clever eco-resources at our fingertips is increasingly important as our daily choices become more numbered and nuanced. Because I'm a great fan of my Apple iPhone I will feature ten of my favorite green-conscious, earth loving iPhone apps, and all of them FREE! Some of these work on droids, too. Here goes (They're presented in no particular order)... 1. [...] Continue reading

Hand Paper Shredder, Made by Humans, Non-electric, No Battery Needed

Hand Paper Shredder, Made by Humans, Non-electric, No Battery Needed

I discovered this ingeniously designed, toothpaste tube-sized hand paper shredder recently. It uses no electricity or batteries and for those of you, like me, who strive to be green and who need a shredder, but don't have piles to process and don't want another furniture-size appliance to clutter your office or home, there is nothing better. Mine sits on my desk right next to my pen holder. To use it, you simply hold over your recycling [...] Continue reading

Made Of New York - Handmade Reclaimed Wood Furniture - Eco-friendly & Sustainable

Made Of New York - Handmade Reclaimed Wood Furniture - Eco-friendly & Sustainable

I just came across this smart new local and eco-friendly furniture company and am so excited by what they're doing I had to share it with my readers and clients right away. Made of New York is the business name and directly from their website is this description of what they're doing: "Made of New York is a collection of home essentials inspired by everyday life and the fundamental simplicity and functionality that is so typical for NYC. Each [...] Continue reading

Electrolux Eureka Sanitaire SC3683A Commercial Canister Vac - Best Budget-Friendly, Hepa Filter Vacuum Cleaner

Electrolux Eureka Sanitaire SC3683A Commercial Canister Vac - Best Budget-Friendly, Hepa Filter Vacuum Cleaner

People ask me frequently for vacuum cleaner recommendations and I consistently urge them to purchase the very humble Electrolux Eureka Sanitaire SC3683A Commercial Vac. I've used many, many vacuum brands and models over the years and for the price tag, I have yet to come across another that even comes close to matching what this little red and black machine can do. It is hepa-filter ready and performs nearly as well as the highest-end Mieles and [...] Continue reading

Ms. Green-Clean Interviews NYC Holistic Doula & RN, Andrea Crossman

Ms. Green-Clean Interviews NYC Holistic Doula & RN, Andrea Crossman

One of the things I love about my job is that I get to meet many exceptionally talented and interesting people with fascinating careers. I'm also grateful that I never have to convince clients of my eco-friendly methods or that the products I'm using to clean their homes are as effective as their more noxious relatives. By the time someone becomes a Ms. Green-Clean client they're already cognizant of the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle. [...] Continue reading