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How to Clean Even Hard-to-Remove-Spills From Glass & Ceramic Stove Tops - Eco-friendly, Frugal Home Tips

How to Clean Even Hard-to-Remove-Spills From Glass & Ceramic Stove Tops - Eco-friendly, Frugal Home Tips

I'm of the firm belief that most specialty cleaners are not only overly priced, but are often not the best products for the jobs they are marketed for, and often do not work at all. Current case in point are the cleaning products made especially for cleaning ceramic and glass top stoves. I know this because we recently purchased one of these ranges and while cooking our holiday meal this weekend the applesauce bubbled out of its pot and onto the [...] Continue reading

How to Remove Wall Paper With Vinegar and Water - Eco-friendly Home Renovation Tip

How to Remove Wall Paper With Vinegar and Water - Eco-friendly Home Renovation Tip

I'm super handy, but was intimidated by the prospect of having to remove the old grungy wall paper from the 1/2 bathroom in our new home. I knew I wanted to tackle it without the noxious hardware store formulas made solely for this task, but was not confident that using the white distilled vinegar I'd heard worked as well, really did. Well let me cut to the chase here. It does! Save waving a magic wand over it I can't imagine an easier way to [...] Continue reading

How to Clean Stainless Steel With Green, Eco-friendly & Organic Homemade Frugal Polisher-Conditioner Made From Kitchen Ingredients

How to Clean Stainless Steel With Green, Eco-friendly & Organic Homemade Frugal Polisher-Conditioner Made From Kitchen Ingredients

Because they don't know there are options, people regularly waste hard-earned bucks on expensive (and unhealthy) specialty cleaners to keep their stylish stainless steel appliances clean and smudge free. They should be happy, and maybe surprised, to learn that two salad dressing ingredients sitting in their kitchen cabinets can keep these surfaces just as clean and shiny as the overpriced, frou-frou specialty products. To clean all your [...] Continue reading

Product Review: Eco-friendlier, Greener Seltzer Soda Water Maker Carbonator - Soda Siphon ISI 2247 Red

Product Review: Eco-friendlier, Greener Seltzer Soda Water Maker Carbonator - Soda Siphon ISI 2247 Red

Sometimes going green doesn't seem so green. Case in point: I've got a seltzer drinking habit I don't want to part with, but I'm not comfortable with the plastic bottles my bubbly comes in . So I did some research and the alternative I came up with, not a perfect answer mind you, but the best I'm able to do right now, is this handy seltzer soda water maker by ISI, a brand that chefs and restaurants often choose. There are fancier and more [...] Continue reading

How To Make Your Own Eco-friendly, Non-toxic, Green Yoga Mat Cleaner

How To Make Your Own Eco-friendly, Non-toxic, Green Yoga Mat Cleaner

Doing yoga is supposed to be pleasant and calm-inducing , but if the mat you're practicing on is grimy and smelly it can be distracting and diminish the healthful experience. It's worth the little bit of time it requires to make the cleaning and care of your yoga mat a part of your regular yoga practice. I recommend the following monthly, green bathing ritual for your yoga mat. Fill your bathtub a quarter to half way with cold to warm water. [...] Continue reading

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