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Homemade Cleaners I Can’t Live Without

By Fredrica Syren: When we went zero waste a couple of years ago, we started making our own household cleaners. It reduces waste from packaging, and it saves money; but most importantly, the homemade cleaners contain no chemicals that can harm your family or the planet. One ironic result is …

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The Joys & Benefits of Saving Lemon Peels

By Larraine Roulston: Add a little zest to your life with lemon peels! A stainless steel lemon zester is a very handy tool to use. Lemons are commonly purchased for baking loaves, making lemonade or garnishing beverages. By keeping them in the freezer and grating when needed, or grating before using the juice, the …

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Green Laundry Tips

by Danielle Douglas: The green movement has taken hold in some very important areas of our domestic lives.  It’s time we include laundry in our eco-friendly agenda. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be a bona-fide green, cleaning mama:   1.)   Ditch all those commercial laundry products and opt for natural …

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How to Clean with Just Baking Soda & Vinegar

By Larraine Roulston: Keeping your home spotless with baking soda and vinegar is easy, economical and environmentally friendly. Baking soda cleans, polishes and refreshes. When combined with vinegar, its fizzy reaction signals a dynamic duo that attacks grime. Ovens: Burnt foods can be cleaned by spraying the oven with water, followed by applying …

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Baking Soda — Great for Personal Care

By Larraine Roulston: Baking soda offers a lengthy list of benefits for personal health. As a deodorizer, it covers many areas. When placed inside a closet, it will freshen the air as well as clothing. In the bathroom, add 1 cup of baking soda to the toilet bowl where it will clean and …

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7 Green Home Cleaning Hacks for a Smart Housewife

By Julia Martin: Cleaning is a routine activity for any housewife. If you are a smart housewife, you will always want to do it in quickest possible time with great efficiency. But we often become too dependent on chemical cleaning products to have efficiency. These chemical cleaning products can have …

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DIY Disinfecting Wipes

By Fredrica Syren: They’re cheap, appealing and easy to find. Store-bought disinfected wipes might be convenient, especially when the buyer reads that they kill 99.9% of germs on surfaces. I can see how, during cold and flu season, that might be considered a lifesaver. However, what the package does not …

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15 Uses for Distilled White Vinegar

By Alicia Lawrence: Almost everyone has a bottle of distilled white vinegar in the pantry. It’s one of those household must-haves that most commonly lends itself to recipes, Easter egg dying and cleaning out the coffee machine.Lately, it also has become a popular household cleanser because of its effects on …

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Clean and Green Home Without Toxic Household Cleaners

By Fredrica Syren: When you clean with regular household cleaners, have you ever noticed the strong smell? Once I became a mom, I began thinking about what was really in all those cleaners I used all over the house where my kids would be moving around and be in contact …

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