Here are some good tips for what to do as soon as you get home after a stressful day at work. These include such things as not going immediately to make dinner but taking a few minutes to relax—connect with nature--even the trees outside your window while drinking some relaxing green tea. Other good ideas here too. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/how-to-deal-with-post-work-stress-8-easy-ways.html
One tool that is very useful on glass stove tops is a razor blade scraper. Most of the baked-on gunk can be removed simply by scraping it with a razor. Be sure to wet the surface first.
I've been looking around for a good nontoxic stone cleaner to use in stone shower stalls. Most that are out there are not nontoxic. Simple Green makes a stone cleaner with biodegradable ingredients and zero VOCs (volatile organic compounds--these give off gases as they work). And it works moderately well. The only draw back is that it has an irritating smell. This is the best that I've found.
Here are some good tips for what to do as soon as you get home after a stressful day at work. These include such things as not going immediately to make dinner but take a few minutes to relax--get in nature, even on your balcony or deck if you have one while drinking some relaxing green tea. Other good ideas here too. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/how-to-deal-with-post-work-stress-8-easy-ways.html
Ever thought of solarizing your home? Electricity costs have gone up in recent years and are predicted to continue to rise. Installing photovoltaic solar cells can save energy use in your home and save you $$. http://www.greenhomeimprovement.com/today/home-solar-systems-worth-the-cost
The word is that electronic screens are made with a coating that can be damaged by using the wrong cleaning products. So manufacturers have created cleaners for electronic screens. In my search for a nontoxic or (low toxic) cleaner that works well the best one I have found is called Monster. Unfortunately, it is sold by Walmart, not the best merchant-citizen, but it does the best job without ammonia or volatile organic compounds.
Here is an article that goes into detail about the new movement of cleaning in schools. It contains a long list of agenda items that make for best practices in green cleaning inside schools and also lists the advantages for student performance (perhaps a dubious point in my opinion). http://www.abm.com/why-abm/white-papers/pages/green-cleaning-programs.aspx
San Francisco is leading the way in setting green standards for private buildings. Imagine our cities requiring new buildings to conform to environmental standards. Wouldn't that be a great thing? http://www.sfgate.com/green/article/S-F-JOINS-THE-GREEN-TREND-NEW-DEVELOPMENT-2619703.php
This is that obscure spice-like thing that lots of people have but never use. It actually makes a great cleanser with a number of uses. See the details: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/stories/we-tested-it-eco-friendly-cleaning-with-cream-of-tartar
Here is a study that links job stress to illness later in life. Chronic job stress--not short term--is correlated in this Finnish study with degree of hospitalization in older age. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/work-stress-now-equals-more-hospital-visits-later.html