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The Best Way to Maintain a Wooden Cutting Board

Wooden cutting boards are nothing short of kitchen workhorses. But they're also germ, and unpleasant odor, hotspots. Should you just give up on fussy wood and switch over to plastic? Hardly! As long a…

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5 Products You Should Stop Buying Now

If you want to save money and stop supporting mega-corporations, try making these 5 do-it-yourself items instead. Even if you cannot make them on a regular basis, these 5 DIYs are fun and educational …

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5 (Very Germy) Places You Probably Forget to Clean

We all -- well, most of us, anyway -- try to keep our homes clean. And, in the midst of a particularly nasty flu season, now it's more important than ever to protect ourselves from germs, dust, and an…

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5 Biggest Cleaning Myths

Even the tidiest or most well-meaning housekeeper can fall victim to these cleaning myths. And they can damage your appliances, drain your wallets, waste your time -- and even kill you. Read on to dis…

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Homemade Kitchen ‘Scrubbies’ From Mesh Plastic Bags

Never wanting to waste and always out to conserve, I'm forced to get a little creative when finding new uses for all that random plastic debris that somehow seems to find its way into our homes. Even …

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How to Wash Your Car the Eco-Friendly Way

This time of year, my car gets absolutely filthy. I live at the end of a long dirt road and after months without rain, even driving five miles an hour kicks up a huge plume of dust that settles all o…

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10 Versatile Uses for Vinegar

I remember my first taste of vinegar, and at the age of 8, it was anything but a pleasing sensation. In fact, most of the distilled white vinegar ended up on the carpet along with whatever other conte…

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12 Surprising Uses for Cotton Balls

  Cotton balls don't usually make it out of the bathroom. We use them to remove nail polish and makeup, to help clean cuts and scrapes.. but that's about it. It's too bad, because there are pl…

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16 Surprising Uses for Toothbrushes

  Toothbrushes do a fantastic job at keeping your pearly whites in tip-top shape, so it only makes sense that they'd be a great tool for cleaning other things -- including some of the most fru…

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What’s Your Least Favorite Household Chore?

  You'd be hard-pressed to find a more clean and organized person than my mom. Friends beg her to clean out their closets. When she was visiting me in college, I came home to find that she had…

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