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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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How Concentrated Cleaning Products Can Save You Money

Unless you're lucky enough to have a cleaning service at your beck and call, cleaning is probably a fact of your daily life, from washing dishes to throwing a load of clothes in the washer to scru…

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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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12 DIY Projects for Old Dishes

By Sayward Rebhal, Networx I got rid of all my old dishes on the day after I got back from my honeymoon. We’d gotten this lovely modern set – our first real grown up dishes! And they actually mat…

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How To Clean Your House When You’re Busy

By Cris Carl, Networx. Maybe you are like me, you have way too much on your plate, and you have a strong need for a clean home. While it may seem like a simple solution to hire someone to do the c…

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Kid-Friendly Dishware

When I first learned of the health hazards associated with plastic, I immediately wanted my children to no longer use the handy, cute plastic cups or snack bowls that made feeding them easy and safe, …

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DIY Decorated Dishes

When I got married, my in-laws presented my husband and I with a set of dessert plates that were hand-painted by my father-in-law’s mother in the early 1900s. Every time I entertain and display the v…

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Clean Your Plate: Energy-Saving Dishwashing Tips

I recently considered the post-dinner party mess in my kitchen and wondered if tossing that mountain of food-glooped dishes in the trash might not be more energy-efficient than actually washing them. …

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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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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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