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Healthy Fixes for Unpleasant Household Odors

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 23, 2014

Phew! What’s that smell? We human beings are very sensitive to disagreeable household scents, which make a house feel somehow less clean and homey. Get rid of unlovely odors with...


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5 Sweeping Statements about Brooms

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 02, 2014

Much as we might want to deny it, housework is a basic fact of adult life. And because everyone needs at least a rudimentary path to their doorway, you can’t get much more basic...


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5 Simple Solutions to De-Stink Your Towels

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 26, 2014

Do you ever take a load of just-washed towels out of the dryer, only to find that they have … well … an odor, and not a pleasant one? In fact, they may smell downright...


Concentrate on Saving Resources!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 18, 2014

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...


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Bust the Rust!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 10, 2014

An old, rusty object can look picturesque, but you don't actually want rust taking over the objects you use and rely on every day, including tools, locks, fixtures, and so forth. The...


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BPA-Free Plastics May Not Be Safe

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 10, 2014

In 2008, the news burst on the media everywhere: common plastics contained potentially dangerous levels of bisphenol a (BPA) an additive that could be hazardous to consumer health....


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Deicing the Safe Way

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 26, 2014

With a cold, snowy winter lingering in many parts of the United States, many of you may be struggling with a perennial winter problem: an icy front walk. That freeze and thaw cycle...


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10 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 21, 2014

Tea tree oil is one of Australia's most amazing exports (after Hugh Jackman, of course). This aromatic oil doesn't just smell great: it also naturally kills a number of microorganisms...