Eco-Friendly Tips for Washing DishesThis page contains eco-friendly tips for washing dishes. Reducing your energy usage for cleaning the dishes always saves you money.
Using Soap Nuts for Household CleaningThis is a page about using soap nuts for household cleaning. As we to try to use greener cleaning products, we are also on the lookout for new natural products.
Time For Hanging Laundry OutsideJump for Joy! Finally! We have been able to hang out some laundry this past week.
Use the Sun to Whiten LinensIf you want to use bleach on your laundry, use very little bleach and then hang it outside in the winter sun. The Victorians used this method; in large houses laying out white linen on special "bleaching lawns" on bright winter days.
Retractable ClotheslineHere you see my family room with a retractable clothes line and a nice fire going to dry my laundry. I mounted the retractable line on one wall and used two sturdy hooks so I can get two lines.
Soften Line Dried Towels With A BrushThe best way to soften your towels after they have been hung dry is to brush them with a styling type hair brush or similar type of brush.
Banana Stalks for Fleas?This tip is something I saw my father do back in the fifties. We moved into an apartment that had those old fiber mat room carpets. It was alive with fleas. They absolutely covered you when you walked in.
Humidity Softens My ClothesI'm fortunate to live in a climate that's humid and warm so I usually line dry. On the rare occasion I use the dryer, I'm able to dry my clothes without fabric softener or dryer sheets because of the humidity.
Save Your Back While Hanging LaundryTo save bending down and picking out your clothes one by one to peg on the line, put your hand through the waist and leg of the undies and fit as many as you can along your arm, thus bending once instead of many times.
Environmentally Friendly Oven Cleaning?What is the best environmental-friendly way to clean a oven?
Luxurious LemonsNormally when I shop, I don't fill my cart with bright yellow lemons. Until recently, that is. Now, after reading about the versatility of lemons in a grocery store flyer, lemons are at home in my fridge.
Cleaning Products You Already HaveCleaning products account for a substantial portion of each household's grocery budget. With laundry detergent topping the list as high as $15 per bottle, it isn't hard to see why. One could easily fill a cabinet or two with the bevy of cleaning products advertised on television.
Microfiber Fabrics Save in the Long RunMicrofiber is the economic solution to cleaning, though it might not seem like it. Microfiber materials are more expensive at the initial point of purchase, but they are long lasting and efficient cleaners.