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  • The Ultimate Green Spring-Cleaning Guide

    Spring-Clean Your LifeHere's everything you need -- and need to know -- to get your house
    sparkling, without the usual chemicals.

    Plus: Get a Green Home

    Dusting
    Using a soft, slightly dampened cotton cloth, work from ceiling to floor in each room. Pay special attention to the areas you can't see, such as the tops of door and window frames, high shelves, and ceiling-fan blades, which are often neglected.


    Vacuuming

    Clean window blinds and baseboards with the vacuum dust-brush attachment. For curtains and furniture, use the upholstery attachment. To avoid damaging delicate curtain fabrics, turn the vacuum's suction to low.

    Laundering
    Wash throw pillow covers, unlined curtains, and bedding (including pillows, duvets, and mattress pads) following the instructions on care labels. Send lined curtains to the dry cleaner (check the Yellow Pages for a "green" dry cleaner in your area). Freshen items that can't be laundered by hanging them on a line in the sunshine for a couple of hours.

    Plus: The Best

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