Green Spring Cleaning

All around us, signs of Spring are evident.  Early-blooming flowers and plants are starting to show signs of life after a harsh winter.  That must mean it’s time for Spring cleaning!  Here are some tips to keep it eco-friendly:

Recycle Non-Wearable Clothing and Shoes

To start off the new year right, you may be cleaning out your closets to make room for new holiday gifts of clothing and shoes.  Likely, you have a pile of old pieces that are still useable, but some are probably not wearable any longer.  It’s easy to donate your wearable clothing to local thrift […]

Non-toxic, Natural Cleaning Products, Part II

Last week, I began a series of posts about homemade, natural cleaning products.  The first post divulged the many varied uses for vinegar.  Here, I’ll be touting the cleaning power of baking soda.  Its mild abrasive action and natural deodorizing properties make it a must-have alternative to commercial scouring powders.

Non-toxic, Homemade Cleaning Products, Part I

Wary of using harsh chemical-based cleaning products around your children, pets, asthma sufferers, and those with chemical sensitivities?  Here are some easy-to-make, inexpensive, and effective homemade solutions using an amazing ingredient that you likely have in your pantry:   white vinegar.

Waterless Car Wash Works Wonders Again

Here’s a post that I did in the early fall, but I thought I’d re-post it with some additional information.  A few days ago, we had a reprieve from the on-going 20-something degree temperatures, and I was able to spend some time outside again in 50 degree weather.  How glorious!  This time, I wondered how […]

The Ultimate Clean Sweep: Central Vacuum

Imagine a household chore that is almost pleasant…it’s not out of the question with a central vacuum system in place.  A central vacuum consists of a stationary canister which is mounted on a wall in a basement or other remote area of the house.  A series of pipes run through the walls to inlets located […]

Soap Secrets Revealed

Ever stopped to wonder what’s in that soap you use to lather up while bathing?  Since it’s something that we use everyday (hopefully!), then we should be aware of what we’re exposing ourselves to so often, especially if we have sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis, dry or aging skin.  Natural soaps are also gentler on babies […]

8 Steps to an Eco-Friendly Laundry Room

Doing the laundry is one of those inevitable household chores, but at least there are ways to reduce your environmental impact during the process. Let’s take a look at greening and cleaning the wash and the laundry room.

Water Conservation Via Waterless Car Wash

The concept of a waterless car wash may sound a bit dubious, but there are actually products on the market designed to clean cars without a water-spewing hose. ‘The EPA states that cleaning a vehicle using soap and a water hose, can waste up to 116 gallons of water per car wash. Even an automatic […]

Washing Machines That Reduce Utility Bills

Doing the laundry is a necessary chore, but at least today’s technology enables us to save on our energy and water bills with Energy Star front-loading washing machines. has a great guide to finding just the right one for you, along with some helpful tips to make doing laundry more eco-friendly.

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