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What Can I Machine Wash? Surprising Yeses, Nos and Maybes

Spend much time on the Internet? If so, you may notice that the worldwide web is packed with advice, much of it confusing and contradictory. For example, household hint sites love to tell you either, …

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Fantastic Fences Without That Fenced-In Feeling

Does the idea of a fence around your yard make you feel ... well ...  fenced in? Some homeowners like a nice neat boundary to mark exactly where their property ends and their neighbor's begins. But th…

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Natural Help For Hay Fever Season

Hay fever season is on its way. If you are one of the millions of fall allergy sufferers, you are likely to be dreading the oncoming few weeks—or months—of symptoms. It's true that irritated, drippy n…

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6 Reasons Why It’s So Hard to Declutter Your Kitchen

Many of us fight an ongoing battle with clutter in our home, and the kitchen tends to be the most difficult room of all to keep tidy. Here are 6 reasons why you may be finding it such a challenge to t…

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Is There an Electric Bike in Your Garage’s Future?

Open the garage doors of a typical American home these days and you might be surprised. Instead of owning 2.2 automobiles, many households are switching over to more eco-friendly vehicles, leaving the…

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How to Keep Summer Fruit Fresh After You Bring it Home

Tis the season when open air markets and farm stands are bursting with delectable fresh fruit. Blueberries, nectarines, currants, figs, and the rest of summer's harvest all look so tempting that you m…

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6 Simple, Moneywise Steps to Greener Plumbing

If you're concerned about making your home plumbing more environmentally friendly, installing a greywater system or a solar water heater may be a "someday" dream of yours. But not every green change h…

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Dos and Don’ts for Eco-Friendly Flooring

Are you considering a flooring overhaul? Before diving in, consider some of the following: DO investigate whether there might be vintage hardwood hiding underneath your current floor covering, if you…

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Simple Solutions to Summer Cleaning Problems

Summer is traditionally a time to relax and loosen up your normal household routine a little. However, with children home from school and a schedule of activities that may seems even fuller than ever,…

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Reasons and Remedies for Bad-Tasting Tap Water

Summer brings gloriously warm weather and a plethora of enjoyable outdoor activities. During this season, it's vital to drink plenty of water to remain hydrated and, according to Chinese medicine, to …

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