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DIY: Homemade Magic Eraser

DIY Magic Eraser....make your own "magic eraser" at home!

The Magic Eraser can sometimes seem like a miracle worker. It can clean anything from soap scum to scuff marks to kitchen appliances. It cuts elbow grease in half and takes the work out of cleaning! But, did you know you can make your own version at home? A homemade magic eraser! I looked on [...]

Does Your Home Smell and You Don’t Even Know It?

Your home has a unique smell. So does mine. But since we each spend a good amount of time in our own homes, we've become accustomed to the way it smells. Is almost impossible to tell if our own home smells good, has an odor, or is even noticeable at all. If you don't believe me, go to [...]

5 Simple Ways to Green Your Clean (plus free printable labels)

The following is a guest post by Bethany from The Ivy Twines. I won't claim to be a super cleaner, or even a good one, but I do have to clean. I've found some easy ways to implement the greener lifestyle into my spring cleaning this year. This one might not seem very green on the outside, [...]

Learn How to Have More Success Cleaning Tile Grout

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The following was written by Spencer Arnold. Trying to get a job working on a college campus is pretty competitive. My college job started 3 hours before the sunrise and taught me how to clean bathrooms and bathroom tile. I also worked as a janitor for a year and a half after that and learned [...]

How to Clean Fruits & Vegetables from your CSA Box

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Have you picked up your first CSA box yet? We just picked up our second batch! I don't know about you, but knowing that fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables will be filling our fridge each week seems to give the extra boost we need to make sure every single bite of it gets eaten. One [...]

Growing Green: Simple Ways to TEACH Green

A few weeks ago my oldest son and I were watching Sid the Science Kid and I immediately knew the episode would be a great illistration for the last part of our Growing Green series. On this particular episode, Sid's mother helped him investigate how much water goes down the drain while brushing his teeth. His [...]

Growing Green: Simple Tips to THINK Green

The absolute beautiful weather on Friday in addition to all of your tips, led to a very successful garage sale. We were able to purge quite a bit from our house while also making a few bucks in the process. But, you know what? We STILL have WAY TOO MUCH STUFF! First, let me remind [...]

How Much Money Does It Cost You To Watch TV?

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Several years ago, my husband and I downsized and moved into a 740 square foot loft. To save space, we sold all of our furniture and replaced it with furniture made specifically for small spaces. We also traded in our large, clunky TV for a flat screen. I could tell then, and I can definitely [...]

How to Remove Permanent Marker from a White Board

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Permanent markers should NOT be allowed in our home. Why? Because of this... There was terribly bad lighting when I took this picture so in case you can't tell, that is a lovely smiley face drawn by our 2 1/2 year old on the wall. When I posted this to Facebook, there were several suggestions [...]

Homemade Laundry Detergent and Natural Mildew Killer

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The following is a guest post from Laurie at Everyday Notions. ************************************************************ Funny, when I first began making my own cleaning products, my first thought wasn’t “I’m going to save the earth!” No, my first thought was, “I’m going to save oodles of money!” But along the journey the need to eliminate chemicals and reduce [...]