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159: How To Care For Linens

October marks the start of the entertaining season. Nothing makes entertaining easier than having all your tablecloths, table runners and cloth napkins cleaned and ready for use. Knowing how to clean table linens and store them correctly is the key. Washing Start by knowing exactly what material your table linens are. Fifty years ago you could assume your tablecloth was either linen or cotton but today a variety of other materials are used. Check to see if there is a care label anywhere...


158: Invisible Fitness Formula with JJ Flizanes

So many of the exercise, diet, and weight loss programs out there focus on the exterior, or the visible: how many pounds you've shed or how many inches you've lost. But they fail to address the invisible. First of all, they don't address what's going on inside your body: the changes in your hormone levels, metabolism, muscle mass, and bone density as you age—all of which affect your appearance. Secondly, they don't address this critical topic: your relationship with yourself. This...


157: Do You Know What's In The Makeup You're Using?

Have you heard of Limelight, by the Alcone Company? It's one of the oldest cosmetic companies in the country. Alcone started in 1952 as a pharmacy that also sold cosmetics and false eyelashes to Broadway showgirls and starlettes. "Our philosophy then is still the same today... find the best makeup products from around the world and offer them at affordable prices so everyone (not just the rich and fabulous) will benefit. Just one look at our consumer data lets you know we still follow...


156: The Science Behind Laundry Detergent And Soap

Meliora Cleaning Products is on a mission to provide families with the information and products they need to have a clean, comfortable home without exposure to toxic and environmentally damaging chemicals. “What do you mean, Proctor & Gamble agrees to reduce the amount of cancer-causing chemicals?" That was founder Kate’s reaction when reading about the 2012 reformulation of Tide Free and Clear, a product marketed to parents as "free of harmful chemicals." She quickly learned that a...


155: An Energy Efficient Option For Heating And Cooling Your Home

Heating and cooling your home is the most costly energy in your entire home. A comfortable home is a happy home. But it also has to be energy efficient. That's why thousands of families are choosing Fujitsu Ductless Mini-Split Systems for whisper-quiet, energy-efficient heating and cooling for their homes. These sleek units require no ductwork and allow for flexible, room-by-room temperature control. And with available utility rebates, the savings start on day one. How does it...


154: Learn How A Mom Of A New Student Is Going To Make A Difference

If you are a mom with a child starting school for the first time, you want to get things right. Jaska Damato's son is starting school and her son's new teacher sent home the list of items he will need before he starts school. One of the items on the list is Clorox bleach wipes. Jaska said these weren't something she ever used in her own home and didn't feel comfortable about buying them for her son to use at school. Instead, Jaska reached out to Leslie Reichert, the cleaning coach, for...


153: Best of Clean Green Talk

It's amazing to think that in the past two years we have gone from a few listeners to 400,000! So to celebrate this milestone, I picked snippets of the four top shows to share with you. These are not my favorites, but yours. These four shows have the most listens of all of my shows. Sit back, listen and enjoy! And thanks so much for listening. Whole 30 with Melissa Hartwig Show #117 Environmental Illnesses with David Frome Show #56 Real Food with Nina Plack Show #65 Trash Is For...


152: 9 Tips On How To Clean Your Lightfixtures

How to Keep Your Light Fixtures Shining Bright Things we talked about in this episode that you may want to learn more about. Green Clean Starter Kit Blue microfiber cloth Feather duster Extendable feather duster Link to article Link to my private Facebook Community This episode is sponsored by Maid Brigade


151: How to clean your stove top, oven and microwave

Cleaning the stovetop, oven and microwave This article can be seen at Your oven has been called the “heart” of the kitchen. You prepare every meal on the stovetop or inside the oven itself. Your stove and oven get lot of use AND abuse. Spills dry, harden and burn onto their surfaces. Let’s look at a few ways we can clean them as well as prevent spills and messes on your stovetop, microwave and oven. Tips for your stove top Spills should be wiped up as soon as...


150: How To Clean Your Gas Grill

I recently wrote a blog article for Maid Brigade on how to clean your gas grill. Since I had so many questions about this simple task, I decided to do a podcast on it as well. You can read the complete blog post at The first warm evening of spring makes me want to crack open the grill and put on some steaks. But you don’t want to use the grill unless you’ve taken the time to clean it first – squirrels and mice often use grills as a place to hibernate in the...


149: How to care for your swimwear

Finally, it’s the official start of summer which means that our pools are starting to warm up enough for us to enjoy splashing around in the water. It also means that we need to pull out our swimming suits to see how they fared through the winter. It never fails that when you go to try on your favorite suit you hear that crunching noise from the elastic and the fabric doesn’t seem to be as stretchy as it was the year before. Without the right care, even a high quality swimsuit may not...


148: Interview with Leslie on Humanity Daily

Join Jill Sullivan and I as we talk about how I got started becoming a Green Cleaning expert and ways that you can make your home less toxic. Jill is a great interviewer and I'm sure she's asking me the same questions you'd like answered so you can learn more about living a toxic free life. We talked about the science of microfiber and how simple products in your pantry can clean and why. I also shared some tips for keeping yourself and your pets free from ticks. You can get the recipe for...


147: "Summer-izing" Your Cleaning List

I was recently asked to look at Martha Stewart’s Summertime cleaning list of things that need to be cleaned. I had to say that I don't even clean these things in the summer. So I went through her list and made some “suggestions” so you don’t have to spend as much time cleaning this summer. Some would call these hacks - other are suggestions. When the weather is nice, I recommend just cleaning what’s dirty and saving those big projects for the fall. Unless you have a cold rainy day with...


146: Ask Leslie

Welcome to "Ask Leslie". I've been getting bombarded with questions (which I love) and I thought I'd share the questions and the answers with you on this show. Question 1 How do you get burnt on food off a non-stick pan? These are two tools you will need: Xtreme Sponge— Green Clean Starter Kit I start with baking soda and work my way up to more aggressive products. You can also try my green cleaning scrub recipe: Green Cleaning Scrub 1 cup baking soda 1 cup oxygen bleach or...


145: Sustainable Laundry Ideas

If you are looking to start "greening" up your home, one the best places to start is in your laundry room. That's right, with just a few ideas we can remove thousands of chemicals that your family is being exposed to. Do you have skin issues in your family? Start by switching out your laundry detergent with an old fashioned laundry SOAP. The science of laundry detergent is the deter-gent is a chemical that is something that is put into the fabric of your clothing during the wash cycle and...


144: Going Natural With Your Weed Killer

Going natural with your weed killer In this podcast we are going to talk about some tips that block the weed seeds as well as make up a DIY weed killer. Here are some tips on preventing weeds in your yard: landscaping fabric Here are some tips on weed removal: weed puller DIY Weed Killer Other things you can try Lemon juice – Lemon Juice is also a natural acid, just like vinegar and will work to kill weeds if sprayed on them. I don’t use lemon juice in my recipe as it’s much...


143: Mesothelioma - Causes and Preventions

Today, I'm interviewing Alison Grimes from the Mesothelioma Asbestos Awareness Center. What is Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. Caused primarily by the inhalation of asbestos fibers, mesothelioma is most commonly diagnosed in older individuals who worked with asbestos in an industrial setting. Prognosis for mesothelioma is poor, but early detection and newer treatment methods have given many patients hope for...


142: Ticks And Tips To Get Rid Of Them

It's tick season here in New England and I've heard it's going to be one of the worse ones ever. Everyone is asking about ways to repel them without using chemicals. In this episode we talk about ways to repel and remove ticks from your home and your body. Did you know? Ticks feed on mice while they are small. So removing mice from your home will get rid of the ticks too. Ticks are arachnids and are smaller than a period on this page. Make sure you can identify a tick. Ticks carry more...


141: Project Pawsitive

The Project Pawsitive Foundation is a team of excited (maybe even hyper!), enthusiastic, and caring friends in the construction and business industries who love to surprise deserving animal rescues in need of great repair with amazing facility renovations. Renovations are filmed to take viewers on the team’s quest and get a first-hand look at why so many rescues are in desperate need of help, the importance of animal adoption, and how to prevent animal cruelty. Whether you are a...


140: Poisioned - By A Building! With Allan Bell

After years of prosecuting hard-core criminals, rising legal star Alan Bell took a private sector job in South Florida’s newest skyscraper. Suddenly, he suffered such bizarre medical symptoms, doctors suspected he’d been poisoned by the Mafia. Bell’s rapidly declining health forced him to flee his glamorous Miami life to a sterile “bubble” in the remote Arizona desert. As his career and marriage dissolved, Bell pursued medical treatments in a race against time, hoping to stay alive...


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