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House Of Horrors

While re-organizing the kitchen in preparation for our renovations, I moved a box of household cleaners from its former home under the sink to the laundry room, where the rest of our cleaners live. It wasn't until this consolidation that I realized just HOW MANY scary chemicals we've been keeping in our home. We have bottles of stuff for stoves, for sinks, for toilets, for windows, for carpets, for drains -- and most of them are chemical overkill. I cleaned my kitchen -- the place I prepare food in -- with substances that I don't even want to breathe. I'd felt dubious about normal household cleansers for quite a while, but figured I would just use up the ones we had and then replace them with more environmental options. Now, though, I've started to feel more immediate about it. I want these things GONE. There's no need to have them in the same house as me and my husband and my dog. I'm ready to switch to safer and more environmentally responsible cleaners... but... umm... the question is, how? What do I do with these, and what do I replace them with? This is me officially soliciting recommendations.

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Taken on April 9, 2008