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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 literally. If youve ever walked into a mildewed room, you recognized the musty smell at once. Mold gives a lot of visual clues 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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How to Tell if Baking Soda & Baking Powder Are Still Good

I used to think baking soda and baking powder were eternal, like the culinary equivalent of Styrofoam or crayons. But as with most things, even baking soda and baking powder have a shelf life, as they…

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3 Easy Homemade Fabric Softener Recipes

It is my ultimate goal to make, from scratch, any and every cleaning product that I use. And so far, Im almost there! I make all my kitchen and bathroom cleansers from various combinations of bakin…

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No ‘Poo: Get Beautiful Hair with Just Baking Soda & Vinegar

Truly natural or organic shampoos can be pretty pricey, but you don't need to drop big bucks for shiny, healthy hair. It might sounds like the recipe for a hair volcano, but baking soda and vinegar wo…

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