Category: Housekeeping

bathroom

Clean Your Bathroom Quick and Cheap

Hours of scrubbing, harsh chemical fumes, and a sore back — all to have the mess show up again within hours. Does this sound like your typical experience cleaning the bathroom? The bathroom is one of the hardest locations to keep clean. It’s also one of the most miserable chores to do, not to mention that...

washing machine detergents

5 Best Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergents

Looking to “green” your laundry routine? There are a variety of environmentally friendly laundry detergents out there, but how do you know which one to choose? Through repeated trial and error, I have discovered what I believe to be the 5 best eco-friendly laundry detergents. Each of them have their pros and cons, so try them...

home gardening

Working in Your Garden: A Healthy Habit

Getting outside and digging around in the garden a bit is an all-around healthy exercise both physically and psychologically. Whether you prefer decorative aspects of yard care like potted plants, fancy outdoor living areas, or flower beds, or you prefer more practical things like planting an extensive vegetable garden and fruit trees your quality of life...

green home

What to Look For When Shopping for a Green Home

Buying a green or eco-friendly home is one of the best ways to reduce one’s environmental footprint. However, buyers have so many home features to consider they can easily overlook the eco-friendly aspects of potential homes. It can also be difficult to spot the eco features that will have the most positive impact on a buyer’s...

substances

4 Dangerous Products to Banish From Your Home

Scientists are discovering more every day about things that are bad for our health. Unfortunately, some of these things can be found in household products that we all use readily around our homes. Fortunately, once you know which products are harmful, you can easily find nontoxic alternatives. Air Fresheners Air fresheners are a primary source of...

our home

The Vicissitudes of Renting Out Your Real Estate: Why You Need Landlord Insurance

My husband and I were fortunate enough–or unfortunate enough–to become landlords while still in our 20′s.  We got pregnant a bit earlier than we’d really planned to : )  At the time we lived in a ‘culturally interesting’ but highly ‘volatile’ neighborhood, and with a baby on the way we decided to move.  This was after...

red wine at home

No-Cost and Low-Cost Tips for Saving Money on Electricity and Home Heating Costs

Saving money on electricity and home heating costs is as simple as changing a few habits and investing in affordable ways to make your home more energy efficient. By making these simple changes, you can reduce your energy consumption immediately, resulting in lower utility bills without sacrificing comfort or convenience. To display just how easy it...

clean kitchen

Four Ways a Clean Home Can Promote Health and Happiness

There are few things more satisfying than having a clean home. But, how many people are actually willing to put in the effort to achieve that satisfied feeling? If you need a little extra motivation to keep your home clean, perhaps knowing the various ways that a clean house can improve your health and make you...