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May 15, 2018 4 Comments
5 Ways to Make Your Carpet Last Longer

Tips for Protecting Your Carpet Investment It’s said that properly cleaned and maintained carpet can last up to twice as long. Which got me to wondering: How long should my carpet typically be expected to last? According to experts, most of us can count on the carpet in our homes to last anywhere from eight […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Family
May 10, 2018 5 Comments
One Solution for Reducing Plastic Waste: Eat It

How the Ocean Is Helping to Solve Its Own Problem In a world that’s increasingly reliant on (and burdened by) plastic, today we’re happy to share a bit of good news. An Indonesian start-up company, Evoware, has created a type of edible, seaweed-based packaging that’s not only replacing plastic, it’s also benefitting the farmers who […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
May 8, 2018 11 Comments
Collapsible Light Brings Hope in the Darkness

How One Woman’s Invention Is Making a Difference Meet Alice Min Soo Chun, an inventor, mathematician and origami expert as well as co-founder and CEO of Solight Design. Alice’s company creates a product that’s shining light in areas where it isn’t always easy to come by—especially after the sun goes down. Her product casts a […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Energy, Family
May 3, 2018 11 Comments
Getting to the Heart of the Matter: 5 Tips to Declutter Your Kitchen

Got Kitchen Clutter? Ask Yourself One Question Just like the rest of the house, my kitchen sometimes gets “cluttered.” It may not always be visible clutter, but it’s there, nevertheless. Old, mismatched dishware taking up space in the cabinet, scratched pots and pans that really should be replaced, even old table linens that really aren’t […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, How You Can Help, One Less
May 1, 2018 5 Comments
Can You Be Addicted to Lip Balm?

How Bad Is It? Is it bad for your lips to reapply lip balm all day? “It’s true that some people get addicted to the slick feel of balm and crave it even if their lips aren’t chapped,” says Melissa Piliang, M.D., a dermatologist at Cleveland Clinic. “It becomes compulsive, like hair twirling.” But you […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Health
April 26, 2018 5 Comments
Biogas Appliance Can Help You Save Energy and Grow Better Produce

Better Living with Backyard Biogas What if you could easily turn food waste—things like banana peels, chicken skin, melon rinds and other organic material—into clean, renewable energy that could be used to cook your meals? And what if this waste-into-fuel conversion process took place right in your own backyard! It may not be as far-fetched […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Energy, Environment, Food
April 24, 2018 6 Comments
The Best Thing You Can Do to Your Bathroom

All Thumbs I am not a very handy person. In fact, I am what you would call “all thumbs.” Even though there are entire cable channels devoted to remodeling and do-it-yourself projects, I still get nervous just looking at a box of tools. One-Tool Wonder With some friendly encouragement, I decided I was up to […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, repair, Reuse Recycle
April 19, 2018 1 Comment
Earth Day Should Be Every Day

At NorwexMovement.com We Love Earth Day! In fact, we believe every day should be Earth Day! After all, members like you are making small, conscious choices every single day to help create a better world. So what better opportunity than Earth Day to applaud the actions you’re taking at home, in your car, at work, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help
April 17, 2018 6 Comments
What’s the Best Way to Remove Carpet Stains?

Protect Your Carpet Investment  You’ve just swept, mopped and vacuumed, and your floors look beautiful, like new almost. But then Fido tracks mud in, and Junior drops his toast on the carpet, somehow smearing grape jelly everywhere in the process. Oh well, you’ve already moved on to the laundry. . . . You’ll tackle those […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Do This Not That
April 12, 2018 12 Comments
How to Fight Allergies the Natural Way

Afflicted with Spring Fever In addition to a recurring case of Spring Fever that draws me outside to enjoy the beautiful April weather, I also suffer from seasonal allergies. And I am not alone. Just walk into any drugstore and you will see dozens of allergy medications promising relief. But if you are like me, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Health