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Dec 14 2015

Make-it Monday: Sink Drain Cleaner

sink drain cleaner

Between toothpaste and shaving my kids and husband clog their bathroom sink drains like nobody’s business. Luckily I’ve found an easy and natural way to clean the gunk from the drains. This basic recipe can be adjusted if your drain clog is bigger than usual. If it’s really bad, you can always try the coat …

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Dec 07 2015

Make-it Monday: Carpet Spot Remover

carpet spot remover

Continuing on my kick of natural cleaning, I recently tackled some spots on my carpet that were driving me crazy. In the past when I’ve used store-bought cleaners I’ve made a bigger mess of the spots with the spray than when I started. But knowing it couldn’t be worse than that, I tried this simple …

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Nov 30 2015

Make-it Monday: DIY Hand Soap

DIY Hand Soap

How much do you spend on hand soap each year? Two or three bathrooms plus a kitchen sink can add up to quite a bit. This recipe makes a gallon of hand soap. I made it over six months ago and still have almost a quarter of it left. And yes, we DO wash our …

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Nov 23 2015

Make-it Monday: Toilet Bowl Cleaner

make-it monday: toilet bowl cleaner

Why is this a great toilet bowl cleaner? It’s safe, inexpensive, easy to make, and IT WORKS! You’ll notice it’s similar to my all-purpose surface cleaner recipe.  I don’t use baking soda in my all-purpose surface cleaner because the baking soda left a film on my counters and call me crazy, but I don’t want …

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Nov 16 2015

Make-it Monday: DIY Soft Scrub

I really had my doubts when I read that I could make a homemade version of soft scrub. But my sink needed a good deep cleaning so I thought it couldn’t hurt to try. Wow. I watched in disbelief as my sink came clean and I wondered why I’d been exposing myself to expensive chemicals …

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Nov 09 2015

Make-it Monday: All Purpose Surface Cleaner

Ingredients for natural all purpose surface cleaner

I love this cleaner for my counters, stove top, kitchen table, etc. Easy peasy ingredients. No chemicals = the kids can do the cleaning! No more ruining nice towels with bleach stains! Through my green-cleaning experiments I’ve lost a few bottles to weird ingredient combos that didn’t sit well with each other. This is my “ah ha” recipe that …

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Nov 02 2015

Natural Cleaning: Why and what you need to get started

natural cleaning: Why and what you need to get started

I started making my own cleaning supplies almost a year ago. I wanted a safer product- one that wasn’t messing with my internal organs when I breathed them. A product that I could hand my kids to help me clean and not worry about the repercussions of them ingesting it, inhaling it, or making a …

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Nov 18 2014

Just One More Hug

Today I honor my mom. Well truth be told, I honor her every time that I cook a delicious meal, when I get a “best mom in the world” slap on the back from my kids, and when I say something wise that I know I got from her. But today is special because 52 years …

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Nov 11 2014

Clean Your Converse!

My kids love their Converse shoes but it drives me crazy how quickly the white rubber toes get dirty. At $40 a pair, I’d like them to last longer than a few months. I stopped my daughter from wearing hers last week because they just looked so dingy. At the annoying thought of buying a …

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Nov 07 2014

Moving? 10 tips to Make it Easier

Is there anything more stressful than moving? Well sure, there are some things, but when you are in the throes of packing and making arrangements to move, it can feel like you are lost in an abyss of cardboard and bubble wrap. All while trying to live your outside life full of other busy. Geez! …

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