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Bathroom Cleaning Ideas Without Air Contaminants

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 23, 2013

Bathrooms are dirty places. Pee, poop, mildew, mold, and plenty of moisture -- it makes total sense why one would pull out the hardcore cleansers to clean and disinfect the loo. However,...


Summer Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jun 30, 2013

Hey there, DIy fanatics! It's finally summer, and I bet you're enjoying time outdoors working on your garden and your house. There's so much to love about summer home projects, from...


Cleaning the pool is an important home maintenance task because people and animals are mostly disgusting. (Photo: -Oxford-/istockphoto.com)

Is it OK to pee in the pool?

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 27, 2013

Pool season has arrived. Suspicion will soon mount about that child who managed to swim for four hours straight. When grandpa jumps in the pool straight after his five hour drive to...


Hard-surface furniture, no clutter, washable area rug: This room is easy to keep low in allergens. (Photo: poligonchik/istock)

Allergy-proof Your Bedroom

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 08, 2013

Though we're not awake during most of the time that we spend in our bedrooms, most folks spend more hours in their bedrooms than in any other room of the house. Bedrooms can be full...


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Five Ways to Use Healthy Oils for Skincare

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 07, 2013

In the 1980’s and 1990’s, oil got a bad rap. Nobody wanted to eat fat anymore, and nobody wanted to let oil touch her face. Oil made you fat, and oil gave you pimples. Except…it...


An allergy sufferer sneezes. (Photo: evah/sxc.hu)

House Tips for Surviving Allergy Season

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 01, 2013

Although there are debates about whether this year is the worst year for allergy-sufferers ever, we do know for sure that this spring is pretty tough on them. Some scientists are blaming...


The Dirt Devil stick vac. Photo by  rwkvisual/Flickr.

Spring Cleaning the Efficient Way

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Feb 18, 2013

March is the time for spring cleaning, although some people wait until the official beginning of spring in April. I like to get a head start on spring cleaning so that it does not creep...


Aromatics, like lemons, lavender, and essential oils, are the basis of DIY bathroom deodorizers. (Photo: vasileva/istockphoto.com)

Ecologically Friendly DIY Bathroom Deodorizers

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jan 15, 2013

What is worse than bathroom smells? The choke-inducing chemical smell of spray air freshener layered on top of it. Holy smokes, it can leave you gasping for air. For bathroom deodorizing,...