Leslie Reichert is a “green” cleaning coach and the owner of the Back Door—a vacuum and homekeeping store now celebrating 18 years in Uxbridge, Massachusetts and nationally online at vacuumlady.com. Leslie has also seen, firsthand, scores of parents who fight a daily battle with asthma and allergies, which many believe are caused by using harsh chemicals in the home. Three years ago she realized she wanted to share her knowledge and encourage people in the “art” of homekeeping and green cleaning and since then she has become a coach, a presenter, and a speaker for the green cleaning industry. The Joy of Cleaning is a “cookbook” for green cleaning written by Leslie!
Why is The Joy of Cleaning green and part of Simply Green? (taken from their About page)
A collection of simple yet proven green recipes to help you green your cleaning. Just start by trying one or two and soon you’ll be going to your pantry for cleaning solutions instead of the cabinet under the sink.
My thoughts about The Joy of Cleaning …
When I got this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t have time to make my own cleaners was my first thought. Plus I most certainly don’t have the stuff to make them. I was greatly surprised to see how easy these recipes are. I will admit there are some ingredient that you won’t have laying around. That is unless you randomly have soap flakes laying around your laundry room or cleaning closet. But many of them are common ingredients that you will have in your pantry or laundry room … or at least can pick up the next trip out the store. I really love that Leslie has written these recipes out. They are great a budget saver for families. If you want to be really thrifty and green, a gift basket of these cleaners made up would be a great house warming or well any time gift for just about any family!
Leslie’s site for The Joy of Cleaning also offers an e-book download of this great book. You save $5.95 PLUS the shipping and handling fee by getting the e-book to make it an even thriftier deal!
Also check out Leslie’s main site, The Cleaning Coach for great tips!
I am excited to announce that the Cleaning Coach has offered a hard copy of The Joy of Cleaning to one of my readers!!
NOTE: I was provided with complementary copy of The Joy of Cleaning to provide this review. No other compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.