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5 Tips to Detox your Laundry Routine

Laundry: Friend or foe? Detergents and fabric softeners can be a major source of indoor air pollution. They can also cause skin irritations, and even be poisonous if ingested or used incorrectly. P…

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What You Should (And Shouldn’t) Dry Clean

Dry cleaning is a hassle, it's expensive, and it's not always good for the environment. Can we skip it altogether without ruining our wardrobes? Well, yes and no. Read on for this helpful guide on wha…

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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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5 Ways to Extend the Life Of Your Clothes

T shirts fade. Jeans get ripped. Your favorite sweater gets ruined after a run-in with an ice cream cone. It might be painful to toss out your old clothes, but it doesn't have to be that way. With a l…

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Is Your Dryer Running Efficiently?

Being a renter, I don't necessarily get a lot of control over my appliances. And recently, the dryer has started acting up, taking longer and longer and longer to dry a load of laundry. I know …

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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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Can Your Dryer Be Deadly?

  It's easy to think of kitchen mishaps, wiring problems or unattended candles as the cause of the typical house fire, but there's a less known risk lurking in your laundry room. Every year, o…

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4 DIY Non-Toxic Laundry Tips

When you wash your clothes in conventional laundry detergents, you're getting a lot more than you bargained for. From harmful chemicals that pollute our water supply to "fragrance" that lingers on you…

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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, I’m almost there! I make all my kitchen and bathroom cleansers from various combinations of bakin…

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10 Smart Uses for Salt

Although doctors and nutritionists advise controlling your salt intake, there are many other ways in which you can put it to good use. Some simple and useful ideas: 1. Add 1 cup of salt to your lau…

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Interesting and besides the taste, the aroma is wonderful.