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On a whim, I decided to mix hydrogen peroxide with my dish washing liquid. Normally after I get through washing the dishes, I clean the sink with a little hydrogen peroxide. It scrubs the stainless steel sink clean, leaves a great shine and it also disinfects the sink, sponge and counter top area. One day… Read more

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We are so accustomed to adding a cleaning additive to our water in order to clean anything. Have you ever tried cleaning your windows with just water first? Just for grins, fill a spray bottle with water. Use it to clean your windows before you attempt to use a cleaning additive (even if the additive… Read more

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In an earlier post I mentioned that in addition to my dish washing detergent I added baking soda to my dishwasher and my dishes came out sparkling clean. Well it seems that adding baking soda to the laundry detergent helps to boost the detergent’s cleaning power and the clothes also come out softer. The baking… Read more

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Yet another use for baking soda. I’ve found that mixing equal parts of baking soda and dish detergent (whether its Homemade Laundry Detergent or store bought) to the dishwasher dispenser has produced spotlessly clean dishes. No more water spots on the glasses or the silverware. The silverware is so shiny that depending on how it… Read more

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The process of switching from paper towels to cloth towels is working perfectly. I’m really excited about my tiny little contribution to the environment. There is one thing, however, that I think I need to share with everyone. Unless you wash clothes fairly often, do not put the soiled cloth towels in the hamper with… Read more

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Are you reading this blog post through a dirty laptop screen? Check out this quick and easy way to clean it (no, don’t run out to buy laptop screen cleaner – you probably have the ingredients in your house):How to Clean a Laptop Screen: A Quick Fix Solution to a Dirty Little Problem… Read more

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If you’ve read any of the entries on this blog, you know that I am a fan of homemade laundry detergent. In an attempt to further experiment with environmentally friendly laundry products, I took it one step further and tried using the all natural laundry softener of adding distilled vinegar to the softener cycle to… Read more

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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

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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

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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

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