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February 26, 2019 1 Comment
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 6 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 2 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 5 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
April 24, 2018 9 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 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
March 27, 2018 13 Comments
How to Get Your House Clean Faster

6 Top Down Cleaning Tips from Pros Who Know Ever wonder how professional house-cleaners manage to go from house to house, getting them looking great without spending all day at any one residence? Thanks to Real Simple magazine for bringing these time-saving tips from some pros who know what it takes to achieve a good […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Family, How You Can Help