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June 9, 2020 1 Comment
8 Eco-Friendly Ways to Make Dad’s Day Special

Show Dad the Love! Easy Gift Ideas the Entire Family Can Do Father’s Day is June 21, which made me think about how the most meaningful gifts usually come from the heart and rarely a store—at least in my experience. So to honor Dad in a special way, I wanted to share some ideas the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Family, Reuse Recycle
June 20, 2019 1 Comment
Clean Your Refrigerator Coils—You’ll Be Glad You Did!

Hint: Let Microfiber Do the Work! It’s the middle of winter, and you may be going a little stir-crazy. So let me ask you a question: How long has it been since you gave your fridge a good deep-clean? I’m not talking about just the inside but the outside too—including the dusty nether-regions behind and […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Environment, Family, How You Can Help
May 14, 2019 8 Comments
5 Safe Swaps You (and Your Family) Will Love

Going Social with Ways to #CleanItForward People everywhere are swapping chemical-based cleaning products for Norwex. And this month, they’re sharing their swaps on social using #CleanItForward. This sounded like fun to me, so today I bring you some of my favorite swaps that I tell everyone about. 1. Mops You may already know that mopping […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, DIY, Family, Health
February 26, 2019 3 Comments
How to Safely Clear Up Spotty Dishware

Hard Water Woes: Why Rinse Aids Are Worth a Second Look If you live in an area with hard water then you’ve probably experienced spotty, filmy dishes and glassware that your poor dishwasher just can’t seem to clear up. Those cloudy spots are the result of minerals (usually calcium or magnesium carbonates), that are left […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Health, Safe Havens, Water
November 13, 2018 8 Comments
World Kindness Day

7 Ways to Show Kindness Today is World Kindness Day, and the goal is to focus on the things we have in common with others in order to empathize with them. Go outside your comfort zone and be kind to someone you don’t know. Here are some great ideas: Pay for the person behind you […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, DIY, How You Can Help
November 6, 2018 8 Comments
How to Make Your House LOOK Clean in 5 Minutes

Guests on the Way? Get Your Place Spiffed Up Fast! We all know you should take a few minutes each day to clean up around the house to avoid having to clean for hours. But sometimes you can be caught by surprise by a call that someone is on their way over. Don’t panic! Take […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Family, Safe Havens
November 1, 2018 3 Comments
The Best Way to Remove Coffee Stains on Carpet

Plus: Readers Weigh In! More Tips for Keeping Carpets Looking Good Earlier this year, we discussed reasons why carpet wears out before its time, along with these five tips for helping your carpet to last longer. Make sure you have mats by every entrance, including the garage. Employ a “no-shoes indoors” policy. Make sure your […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, DIY, Do This Not That, Repair
August 9, 2018 11 Comments
Why You Should Donate Old Pill Bottles

The Surprise Throwaway Item that Other Countries Need Do you ever wonder what to do with pill bottles once they’re empty? Many people recycle them, and that’s a good thing. Better to recycle than add to the landfill, right? But have you ever considered donating your empty pill bottles? The little containers that most of […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, DIY, Health
July 19, 2018 10 Comments
How to Give Broken Dinnerware a Beautiful Makeover

The Ancient Art of Kintsugi: a “Golden Rejoining” In Japanese, it means “Golden Rejoining,” and the ancient art of kintsugi is all about highlighting—rather than hiding—an object’s flaws. In the process, broken pots, vases, plates and bowls become beautiful instead of unsightly. This is a prominent theme in the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which is […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Repair, Reuse Recycle
May 17, 2018 6 Comments
5 Tips for Getting the Best Price for Your Stuff

How to Turn Trash Into Profit I’m always amazed by the amount of “stuff” that I somehow accumulate. I don’t know about you, but for me, the struggle is real. For example, I often hang onto knickknacks and souvenirs, even toys from my childhood, long after their sentimental value has run its course. Do I […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, DIY, Repair, Reuse Recycle