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6 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Your Dishwasher

It's been a little over 60 years since dishwashers came into the homes of Middle Class America, revolutionizing housework in the process. Today, about 75% of American households enjoy the privilege of…

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Ecological Laundry Stain Treatments

Sayward Rebhal, Networx Many years ago, I set about giving my home a complete "green makeover," and homemade laundry detergent was the very first thing I tackled. I devised a recipe that worked li…

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Remove Ink Stains Naturally

Not all of us can pull off the pocket-protector look, and for those of us who can't--we end up with the occasional ink stain. Some people swear by toxic stain removers or bleach, but if you lean towar…

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Natural Laundry Solutions

By the time laundry day comes around, youíre probably more concerned with cleaning your sonís Spider-Man jammies and your daughterís favorite purple shirt than you are with the chemicals swirling arou…

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The Good, the Green and the Ugly: Laundry Detergents

The laundry room was once my Waterloo. Faced with three infants who refused bibs yet ate with gusto, an ancient machine that seemed to wash dirt into clothes, and brightly-colored somethings that inev…

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How to Deodorize Your Dishwasher and Other Tips

I was just looking at the inside of my dishwasher the other day, thinking it needed a good cleaning, so it was fortuitous to come across Renee Loux's suggestions in Easy Green Living for deodorizing a…

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DIY Waterless Car Wash Contest

There is one DIY activity whose simplicity and seeming thrift is not as good for the environment as is going with a commercial option, and that is washing your car. That is, if you use water. Washi…

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The Difference Between a Detergent and a Soap

Dear Annie, I am somewhat confused about the difference between soap and detergent. Which is best for the environment? My health? --Janice, CT Answer: Excellent question. Soaps and detergents are …

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