Safe, non-toxic spring cleaning with — food!

Re-Nest (a great "green" home resource) has come up with tons of tips on how to clean your home — and yourself — with things you'd find in your your own kitchen. Did you know that you can polish furniture with olive oil and lemon juice, and can use a cucumber as an eraser for marks on walls?

Give these inventive cleaning methods a try and I guarantee you won't miss the noxious fumes from traditional household cleaners.

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Whether you're getting a late start on your spring cleaning or just want to switch up your weekly cleaning routine, look no further than your own refrigerator for the solution.

As we've talked about before here on CL Green, traditional household cleaners are full of toxic ingredients and can cause adverse health side effects. There are eco-friendlier and safer alternatives on the market now, but why splurge on those when you can get what you need in the produce section for a fraction of the cost?

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