This week's challenge is to clean just a bit more than you normally do. If you're thinking, hmmm that's never, then maybe just for 10 minutes! Here's why. Cleaning can help remove toxic chemicals from your home. Things like phthalates, flame retardants, and lead all end up in normal house dust just from daily life. But, if you vacuum, and wipe things down with a damp cloth you can trap and remove a bunch of it. And, if you switch up your cleaning supplies to DIY versions or safer, non-toxic versions, you can make your cleaning routine even healthier. Check out our green cleaning checklist if you're lost on where to start.

To make it a little easier, we came up with the ultimate green cleaning checklist. That way, you have a list of tasks for each room so you know it will be actually clean when you are done. No more wondering if "dusting" with your fuzzy socks counts any more (hard truths but it doesn't). Check out the full list and some of our fav nontoxic cleaning supplies.

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