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How to Get a Cleaner, Greener Bedroom

It doesn’t take much to start greening-up your digs. Here's how.

Photo: Mark Lund

Relax, to make your home more energy smart you don't have to overhaul the entire place in one go. Here are three easy fixes that you can make today, this month…and finally, this year. Get your (recycled) calendar ready.

Today: Trade incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent ones (CFLs); they use a whopping 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer. What are you waiting for?

This Month: Get Rover his own bed. Hair and dander that your pup drags into bed are dust mite food. Ew!

This Year: Sleep in peace by investing in a PBDE-free mattress. PBDEs are flame retardant, but they have been shown to accumulate in humans and are linked to health problems in animal studies.

Nesperts: Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, authors of Squeaky Green: The Method Guide to Detoxing Your Home

-- The Nest Editors

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