cleaning





4/26/2016
Technically a berry, soap nuts are considered to be an environmentally conscious alternative to chemical detergents and soaps. The berries come from a prolific tree that grows well in degraded environments where little else can grow. They are safe for allergies, free from any additives, and can be used to clean just about anything.
12/28/2015
Many people assume that a shower head doesn’t need to be cleaned. However, it's not uncommon for lime scale and mineral deposits from the water to clog your shower head and reduce the flow of water. Cleaning the shower head is important but it must be done correctly and in an eco-friendly way.
9/4/2014
To make liquid hand soap all you need is a bar of soap and a cheese grater. What could be easier?
5/19/2014
Moving is stressful, but it's not an excuse to forget your carbon footprint. Here are some ways to make your move as eco-friendly as possible.
4/9/2014
Learn how to eliminate mold growth in your home and improve indoor air quality by using Concrobium.
7/1/2013
From shampoo and lotion to wood polish and drain cleaner, you’ll be surprised at how many common household products contain potentially hazardous ingredients. Here’s how to identify problem products and find the best alternatives to buy — or save a little money by making your own.
12/26/2012
An update on generating electricity with pedal power and which exercise bike we decided on and testing soil for nutrient ratios along with fixing a pair of leaky boots with adhesive and inner tube scrap patch.
9/26/2012
Therapeutic grade essential oils have a tonne of uses on the homestead - here's how we've used them effectively, and how they bring us peace of mind.
6/8/2012
How we clean out chimney on our A - Frame house with a steep roof.
5/30/2012
Absorb and Clean delivers unmatched performance for cleaning up liquid spills on land, water, and hard surfaces instantly.
4/21/2012
Preventing allergy causes as opposed to treating the symptoms.
4/16/2012
The kids have finally arrived, and we have plenty of photos of them!
3/26/2012
Tips on how to protect water quality with phosphate-free cleaning projects during spring cleaning.
3/14/2012
After the kidding is over, we take good care of our girls! And, the babies need to be bottle fed, so here are the instructions on how we feed our kids.
3/2/2012
The babies have arrived, now is the time to take care of all of the other parts of caring for the newborns!
1/13/2012
It has become a Christmas ritual for me to clean out my mother's fridge. I find whiskery gnarled morsels, shoved to the back of the fridge many months previously, unseen, and untouched by my mother’s arthritic hands. Do I compost all this detritus?
12/14/2011
Cam rationalizes his hoarding behaviour....
10/17/2011
MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers recently named dishwashing formula as their most desired DIY cleaner, so we’ve rounded up some easy and inexpensive dish de-griming recipes for your automatic dishwasher or for washing by hand.
9/26/2011
Holy cow, I just wrote a blog about cleaning. I really am turning into my mother.
9/24/2011
Discover some of the properties of essential oils, along with some tips for cleaning with them.
9/24/2011
Check out this natural All-Purpose Cleaner recipe.
8/16/2011
Save money and have a healthier home with these ideas for assembling your own green cleaning tool kit. Plus, get our recipe for Lemon-Mint Window Wash.
2/24/2011
Clean with vodka for a spic-and-span house and less of a headache in the morning! You can use the alcohol to freshen your laundry, remove mold and mildew, and even repel bugs. Vodka kills bacteria and dries clear and odor-free, making it an ideal addition to your cleaning cupboard.
2/20/2011
Clean out the hive at the end of winter
8/23/2010
Simran Sethi looks back at her New Year's resolution: to nourish herself.
7/26/2010
Simran Sethi discusses what it takes for a home to be truly clean by avoiding harsh chemicals and using natural cleaning products.
7/21/2010
With WASHDROPS™, consumers can wash everything from vehicles and patio furniture to aluminum siding, conserve water, a precious resource, and be environmentally responsible.
10/27/2008
Check out Annie B. Bond's list of 11 easy tips for making your kitchen more healthy and safe, from Care2.
7/23/2008
Here are some suggestions for removing rust from cast iron.




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