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Some time ago, I tried a kitchen experiment by replacing paper towels with cloth towels. Here’s an update. Not only have I saved money by not having to purchase paper towels, I’ve found that the cloth towels come in handy with things like washing dishes, cleaning windows, polishing furniture and…get this, washing the kitchen floor… Read more


This year when making your New Year’s resolutions, why not make just one for the environment?I believe there is a trick to making and keeping New Years resolutions. The trick is to think about them before you make them and to make very few. One, two or three resolutions is more than enough to keep… Read more


Not something that most people want to think about, but which will it be?Since this blog is about being frugal and living green, naturally I lean towards cremation. However, I understand that culturally and traditionally many people prefer traditional burial. Check out Cremation vs Burial – That is the Question for my take on the… Read more


Recyclable Gift Wrapping

When buying holiday gifts for loved ones on your shopping list, don’t forget about the environment. Give the environment the gift of wrapping green. Think recyclable. When buying and wrapping Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa gifts think for a moment about where all of the tape, ribbons, bows, holiday wrapping paper and packaging will go just… Read more


Think for a moment about the 3rd or 4th hour of your Christmas day. If your day is anything like mine used to be, it consisted of a tree with a bunch of opened toys scattered about and a ton of boxes and wrapping paper to be disposed of. The kids are happy with their… Read more


Green Oven Cleaning?

I found this neat article about green cleaning your oven:http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/153/1/Earth-friendly-oven-cleaning.html. I haven’t tried it as yet, but it’s worth giving it a shot.As a matter of fact, the entire Green Living Tips website is worth checking out if you are serious about living green.I’ve been busy with quite a few writing assignments so my posts… Read more


I knew a woman who suffered miserably in the Spring when the ants would come out of the woodwork and roam around her house. She was allergic to all bug sprays and pesticides. It was driving her crazy. She couldn’t spray for fear of ending up in the emergency room of the local hospital. I’m… Read more

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I’ve been on vacation, so I haven’t posted any additional blulow tips for a while. Here’s a quickie to hold you over until I get back: White Vinegar – a staple for a blulow household. Here are some uses: Laundry softener. Use it instead of your regular softener. No, it does not give the downy… Read more


Paper Towels Go Blulow

Try this with me. Instead of plowing through roll after roll of paper towels, I bought several kitchen hand towels and a basket. I placed the basket underneath the paper towel dispenser. I’m in the process of retraining my family to use the washable hand towels instead of the disposable paper towels. There are some… Read more


In addition to the recipe for Homemade Laundry Detergent home made laundry detergent, here’s the recipe for homemade Homemade Laundry Detergent laundry detergent. My preference? Well, I’m partial to the liquid one. Call me cheap, but it’s less expensive, it works and it allows me to add whatever scent I like. The powdered one is… Read more