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Green Clean Week: Dishes

All this week I’m featuring my “alternative” cleaning methods, in depth, with recipes, processes, and failures.  I’m laying it all out there, folks. There has been a lot of talk out there about what’s more efficient, hand washing or your … Continue reading

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Green Clean Week: Laundry

It’s Monday everybody!  Yay!  (smirks) I thought I’d do something a little different this week, and stick to a theme.  This week is officially Each day, I’ll be talking about one of the “alternative” ways that I clean, be it … Continue reading

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The Value of Clothing

I cleaned our master closet this weekend.  Everything in its place, floors and baseboards cleaned.  The hubs got to go through all his clothing and edit out what he doesn’t wear anymore – I was not so lucky.  Your third … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up, Try This Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

I thought I was done.  I really, really, really wanted to find a homemade dishwasher detergent that worked. I tried everyone’s recipes – they raved about them, but for me they never worked.  Dishes would not come clean, plastic had … Continue reading

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Priority One

I’ve been working for a while to try and figure out the best way to make this house run smoothly.  The cleaning schedule seemed to work fairly well, but there was still something missing.  Housework would often get pushed to … Continue reading

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Attack of the Paper

We have a problem around here folks, a problem with PAPER.  Bills, invitations, important mail, and most recently, preschool papers and artwork.  There are little stacks here and there, and big stacks up in the office.  Now, periodically I go … Continue reading

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Touch it Once Update

Quite some time ago, I posted on the “Touch it Once” rule for house cleaning and general life organizery.  The short story is that no matter what you do, you always finish it/put it up/clean it up before moving on … Continue reading

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The Great House Purge of 2011 – July Update

If you read this previous post, then you know that I have begun an epic house purge.  It’s gotten out of hand around these parts, and I’ve just been tired of trying to clean it all up.  I’m happy to … Continue reading

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Clean Your Lint Trap – I Mean *Really* Clean It

Most people are aware that pulling the lint out of the dryer lint trap in between cycles will make it more energy efficient.  But did you know that just because you get all the lint out of your trap, that … Continue reading

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