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Green Clean Upholstery with These Natural Techniques

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 19, 2014

Environmental awareness starts at home. Keep your house or apartment a hazardous-chemical-free zone; replace commercial upholstery cleaning products with eco-friendly versions based...


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Amazing Essential Oils to Treat Fall Allergies

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 09, 2014

As the season changes, autumn is in the air -- and so too pollen, mold, and dust mites, all of which are powerful allergens. Pollen from goldenrod, that ubiquitous late-blooming weed,...


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Enjoy Good Healthy Fun with No-VOC Paints

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 25, 2014

You've probably heard of the dangers of decorating your home with paint high in volatile organic compounds which off-gas toxins harmful to human health. But what about the supplies...


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Take Fast Action when Water Damage Occurs

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 22, 2014

Water from flooding or plumbing problems can be a very destructive force in your home. Be prepared for a possible emergency scenario so that you can act quickly should water damage...


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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...