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Matching Your Garden Furniture with the Weather - Sponsored Post

If you have a garden or even just a patio that you want to furnish, then that's fine. However, remember that besides your furniture being stylish, it also needs to be practical. Outdoor furniture is different from indoor furniture in several aspects, the most important of them all being the fact that it needs to endure the weather. You should always take your climate into account when you are buying new outdoor furniture because some pieces were [...] Continue reading

Lambswool Dusters - eco-friendly dusting with no chemicals

Lambswool Dusters - eco-friendly dusting with no chemicals

I've recently added lambswool dusters to my dust-busting arsenal. I used to think that damp dusting with soft cloths was the only way to keep on top of these allergy-triggering particles, but I was given a Wool Shoplambs wool duster recently to try and was pleasantly surprised by how well the furry wand grabbed dust from blinds, shelves, books, and fragile knick-knacks with no water or chemicals. And I liked that the wooden handle allowed me to [...] Continue reading

New York City's Best Cleaning Service - New York Magazine & Daily Candy Choose Ms. Green-Clean & Other Press Highlights!

New York City's Best Cleaning Service - New York Magazine & Daily Candy Choose Ms. Green-Clean & Other Press Highlights!

Nearly six years into the eco-friendly business venture, Ms. Green-Clean continues to be featured in New York City and national press, not only for our superior home and office cleaning services, but we are regularly consulted for expertise in all matters related to cleaning green and living sustainably. In 2008 New York Magazine chose MGC as "Best Cleaning Service" and just last month Daily Candy spotlighted Ms. Green-Clean in their flip book [...] Continue reading

Eco-friendly Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Eco-friendly Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

The classic gifts for Valentine's Day are store-bought flowers, candies, cards and jewelry. Hoping not to sound the killjoy, I'd like to put a green-twist on the holiday giving this season by offering some suggestions for more eco-friendly gift ideas. Give a gift certificate for a home cleaning! Give a gift certificate for a professional massage. Give a gift certificate for a class - art, yoga, music, etc... Cook a special meal (try to use local [...] Continue reading

Donna Keiko Ozawa's Wooden Chopstick Sculpture & 10 Ways To Re-Use Disposable Wooden Chopsticks

Donna Keiko Ozawa's Wooden Chopstick Sculpture & 10 Ways To Re-Use Disposable Wooden Chopsticks

We can't all make as finely conceived art from our used wooden chopsticks as this short video shows Donna Keiko Ozawa does, but we can definitely give second and maybe even third lives to our wooden chopsticks, or refrain from accepting them at restaurants entirely. When the idea for this entry occurred to me a few weeks ago after eating Japanese take-out I thought I'd write a cute little something on chopstick crafts. I was not aware how [...] Continue reading

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