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CLEANING PRODUCTS It used to be that buying a natural cleaning product meant paying more money for worse performance. No longer. Natural cleaning products can provide great performance without leaving behind harsh chemical fumes or residues. Plus, they are increasingly cost effective. Green Works naturally derived cleaners offer a variety of products for the whole house, including naturally derived laundry detergent and bathroom cleaners that are priced very competitively.

If the carpets and rugs must stay, vacuum frequently, using a vacuum cleaner with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter. Change the filter regularly to keep it working efficiently.

FURNITURE AND WINDOW COVERINGS Curtains and upholstery can trap dust, dust mites and pollen.  Blinds are a good, contemporary-looking alternative to drapes, but must be dusted occasionally.  Vacuum upholstered furniture — under the cushions, too.


Upgrading to a more efficient washer and dryer can provide lifetime water and energy savings.  Run only full loads. Full loads FLOORING use energy Carpets trap dirt, dust and other and water more allergens. If possible, remove wall-toefficiently than wall carpeting and replace it with smaller loads. natural wood flooring, such as sustainable Adjust the water bamboo or cork flooring. levels according to  Sweep and vacuum floors regularly to control dust. the load.  Wet mop with a microfiber mop to remove dust and dirt more  Wash in cold efficiently. water. Most of the  Clean up spills right away. energy used to wash clothes comes from heating the water. Only the most stubborn stains really need hot or warm water.

NEVER Clean Your Home Again! 9 Important Reasons why you should let us clean your home 1. You have better things to do with your time. 2. We clean it your way.

For more tips on getting a cleaner, greener home, visit, and watch Oosterhouse’s “Green It Yourself ” web series at the Green Works Facebook page,

3. Consistently thorough. 4. Responsible, insured & supervised personnel. 5. We bring our own ENVIRO SAFE equipment and cleaning supplies. 6. We visit. We do not move in.

The Natural Products Association (NPA) recently developed the Natural Standard for Home Care Products, making it easier than ever to tell what makes a product natural.

7. Flexible scheduling. 8. Great service. Fair price. 9. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!

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What does it mean to be natural?


Here are the NPA’s core criteria:  Natural: Ingredients that are at least 95 percent natural (excluding water) in addition to appropriate manufacturing processes.  Responsible: No animal testing during the development process.  Safer chemistry: Avoid ingredients from the NPA’s list of prohibited ingredients.  Sustainable: Use biodegradable ingredients with environmentally sustainable packaging whenever possible. For more about which Green Works® products are NPA certified natural products, visit

IN Norwin  

IN Norwin Winter 2011

IN Norwin  

IN Norwin Winter 2011