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Clutter and Depression

Does clutter cause depression? Does depression cause clutter? At any given moment during a high-clutter period in my household, I may argue the validity of both of these scenarios. Clutter has a speci…

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Cleaning Is Praying, Praying Is Cleaning!

I recently read a wonderful novel by a Turkish author, Elif Shafak, called The Forty Rules of Love. It’s a powerful book, but one of the lines that struck me most was “Cleaning is praying. Praying is …

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Taming the Junk Drawer: DIY Card Files

Is the junk drawer in your home a venerable catch-all storage bin? After reading this post, I went on a clutter-clearing mission. Possessing the awareness of controlling the clutter in your home can …

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Feng Shui Your Clutter – Win the Book!

I recently heard the quote "The way you do anything is the way you do everything." This rings true for the most part but is a little tough to admit when it comes to my closet. My personal relationsh…

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Bottled Water vs. Filtered Tap Water

Chances are that by now you know just how harmful bottled water is to the planet, and yet some people still find it difficult to give up those portable, easily purchased, calorie-free thirst-quenchers…

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Eating Dirt, Embracing Germs

When my kids were toddlers, one of my old-time Brooklyn neighbors said that we all need to eat a pound of dirt during our lives, which sounded somehow right to me. After all, I was an avid grubber in …

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4 Easy Fixes for Airborne Toxins

Using natural cleaning products is one way to rid your home of health-damaging toxins. But even so, levels of indoor air pollution can still soar. The first important step is to be aware of these 10 c…

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Green Girl Maneuvers Messiness

I think that it is time to admit something to you. Something that I am not proud of. I, Lily Berthold-Bond, am a very messy girl. I simply cannot be clean. My laundry piles up, my dishes don’t get…

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Mid-Winter Feng Shui: The Year of the Earth Rat

By Betsy Stang, contributing writer for Care2 Green Living Chinese New Year heralds the beginning of spring in the Northern hemisphere. In the southern states, the flowers begin to bloom, the rains…

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Some municipalities won't allow people to remove stuff from dumps, due to health regulations. Freecy…

Wow. Great idea to try eliminating dairy. I don't drink milk, but I do eat a lot of yogurt and chees…