Big News! And A Great Green Holiday Giveaway

First the big news: I am moving! After 12+ years in our current home in Virginia, my husband and I are packing up the kiddos (and dogs and cats,) and heading to Pennsylvania. I won't lie. This whole process has been bittersweet. My husband got a great new job that he is very excited about, this is a new part of the world for all of us that we can't wait to explore, and PA offers a lot of … [Read more...]

Ensure your Home is Healthy for You and Your Kids

A  few simple tips that will benefit your health, the earth and your wallet   As parents, we are always concerned about the health of our kids, but oftentimes it is difficult to determine the safety of everyday products found at home. To help ensure that you are creating a healthy home environment for your family, we have tapped Jennifer Schwab, director of sustainability for Sierra Club Green … [Read more...]

Green Your Spring Cleaning

OK, so its not technically spring just yet. But the warm weather that hit most of the U.S. over the weekend had me itching to clean out the cobwebs, throw open the windows, and wave bye-bye to winter.  And as part of this month's , I've joined up with other eco-savvy mamas to talk about green spring cleaning.  Here's how its done: Reduce: The first step in cleaning is to get rid of all of that … [Read more...]

Monday Giveway: Get Green and Clean!

Today I'm giving away 5 sets of green cleaners from Bayes Cleaners.  Each set includes a Stainless Steel Cleaner as well as their Premium Waterless Vehicle Car Wash.  Remember that post a few weeks back about saving gas by washing your car?  Well, now you can get the eco-benefits of a clean car with an eco-savvy waterless car wash.  Wanna win a set?  Just leave a comment below (if you're reading … [Read more...]

Eco-Organize Your Home

ATTENTION: Don't miss today's giveaway for 5 years of junk mail reduction from 41pounds.org.  Keep reading to enter... Eco-Organize Your Home watch iron man 2 full movie online by Perri Kersh As an organizer, a common question I hear is "have you always been organized?" For me, that answer is "yes" (trust me, naming my business "Neat Freak" was no accident!). But as an eco-friendly organizer, when … [Read more...]

Cancer or Germs? I’ll take the germs.

by Melissa Goldberg I must admit that in my house we might be thought to be a little lax when it comes to germs. I am not saying that we do not wash our hands when we go to the bathroom or before we eat. We play in the yard digging for bugs and worms and get big slobbery kisses from our dog. We are not afraid of dirt, and follow the "five second rule".  That said, we are a very clean family. We … [Read more...]

It’s Monday…Here’s How To Unclog That Drain

You know its Monday when your day starts off with a screaming toddler, a juice spill that reaches from one end of the counter to the other, and a clogged sink drain. The toddler and the spill I can handle with a snack and a towel, respectively. But how can I take care of the clogged drain without reaching for a bottle of chemicals? Here's the green fix for clogged drains… Baking Soda and … [Read more...]

Simple Steps To Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning

Spring is here! Time to throw open those windows and wipe away the mounds of dust and grime that accumulated over winter. But don’t fill your house up with nasty chemicals while you clean. Get a green clean using these simple steps: Declutter: Clean out the clutter by going from room to room and getting rid of stuff that you no longer need. (It’s just collecting dust anyhow!) Click here for info … [Read more...]

Creating an Eco-Friendly Nursery

Getting ready for a new baby can be both overwhelming and exhilarating. There's gear to buy, rooms to clean, and sleep to store up on! If you setting up a nursery for your baby to sleep in (when he's not sleeping on your shoulder), consider taking a few steps to ensure that the room is healthy and safe for both your new baby and the planet. Here’s how to green your baby’s nursery: Keep It … [Read more...]

Get A Green Clean, Part II

I'll admit it...I hate to clean. I am not one of those lucky folks who finds cleaning to be relaxing or therapeutic. Instead, I think it is a chore. Unfortunately, I am one of those folks who really likes to have a clean house. So it is a chore that I tackle regularly. The good news is that since I have been using eco-friendly cleaning products in place of the chemical stuff you find on most store … [Read more...]