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10 Tips For Using Less Plastic

It's impossible to avoid plastic entirely, but there are effective ways to limit your exposure. Plastic is so commonplace in our world today that itís nearly impossible to imagine a life without it…

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7 Ways to Skip a Shower

Brought to you by the folks who promote eschewing showers in exchange for eating beef. Kind of. Although the website for the Skip Showers for Beef campaign promises that itís not a joke, a lot of p…

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5 Helpful Uses for Baking Soda In Your Pet Household

While you might find baking soda in the food section of grocery stores, there are also many great uses for it beyond the kitchen and keeping your fridge smelling clean. Baking soda, aka sodium bicarbo…

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5 Most Versatile Pantry Items Outside the Kitchen

Many pantry items are versatile in the kitchen: eggs, potatoes, cheese and cauliflower to name a few. But a few special pantry items are so versatile that they pull double-duty (or even triple-duty) a…

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51 Fantastic Uses for Baking Soda

I don't mean to sound seditious here, but I have a rebellious plan to combat the ills that many corporations are perpetrating in the name of fighting grime and germs.†My main gripe is about the enviro…

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8 Secrets to Cleaner Laundry

Strange but true: If you would like your laundry to come out cleaner and fresher, the secret just might be to cut down on the detergent. Using too much or the wrong kind of laundry soap may leave your…

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How to Prevent Mold and Mildew in Your Shower

Mold and mildew stink Ė literally.† If youíve ever walked into a mildewed room, you recognized the musty smell at once. Mold gives a lot of visual clues Ė it's generally black or grey, and may be splo…

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15 Surprising Uses for Baking Soda

From green cleaning to personal care, baking soda is a little scrubby dynamo! Check out these 15 surprising uses for baking soda. Eco-friendly cleaning supplies and green beauty products are expensiv…

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Wait, What IS Baking Soda?

As a dedicated DIYer and a self-proclaimed aficionado of any and every homemade cleaning product out there, I have to say: I use a LOT of baking soda. To anyone who makes their own eco-friendly cl…

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The Natural Fix for a Smelly Refrigerator

Here's an easy trick to keep your refrigerator smelling fresh from Gardenista contributor Erin Boyle. Above: To start, an affordable aluminum Dredger, made for sprinkling flour or powdered sugar, i…

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