Earlier this year I hosted a chemical-free living challenge, showing you how to replace dangerous chemicals in your house with natural cleaning options that were just as effective. We worked through one area at a time, focusing on the rooms and spaces that would affect us the most: kitchen, bathroom, laundry and personal care. IClick to Continue »
“Bring the washing in off the line, it’s about to rain!” This phrase was often echoed throughout the small community we lived in during our 3-year stay in Scotland. It never ceased to amaze me that in a part of the world that received enormous amounts of rainfall, people were line drying laundry outside on aClick to Continue »
Did you know you can reap all the benefits of line drying your clothes by building an indoor clothesline? I had no idea, and to think that all these years, I could have been line drying my clothes inside AND making my own laundry detergent! As it turns out, you don’t have to have a ton ofClick to Continue »
I love having a homemade all-purpose cleaner readily available, but sometimes you need something with more oomph, you know what I mean? The house we’re renting has white laminate counter tops. They’re so porous that if a slice of beet falls off your cutting board, you must stop you’re doing right that moment and clean it up,Click to Continue »
It’s March! That means spring is just around the corner!!! And with spring comes this very strange malady that affects many of us. This weird and totally abnormal desire to clean. Not a “make the house look good” type of clean but a deep, whole house spring clean. Growing up, my mom was the mean momClick to Continue »
There is a poem floating around out there by Rose Milligan that starts off like this, “Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better To paint a picture, or write a letter, Bake a cake or plant a seed, Ponder the difference between want and need?” I’m not one for poems, but this oneClick to Continue »
I’ve been known to be a bit stubborn at times. Of course I can’t seem to think of past examples off the top of my head (perhaps on purpose by my subconscious?), but I can think of what I’m refusing to do right now. Buy vinegar.
Two weeks ago I had to make a tough decision: Do I keep the 4 bottles of hand soap I have in the stockpile closet and move them across the country? …OR… Do I toss them and move the ingredients I had on hand to make homemade hand soap? OBVIOUSLY, as the title of today’sClick to Continue »