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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
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 10 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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April 5, 2018 8 Comments
Sleek or Trashy? Furniture Made from Discards

Creating Beauty and Function through Repurposed Materials Would you buy furniture created from old DVDs, cracked smartphone screens, used aluminum cans or plastic bottles? What about glassware, pillows or even wallets? Pentatonic is hoping you will. This furniture and homegoods company is “turning problems into opportunities; landfill into lifestyle; trash into treasure,” according to the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Repair, Reuse Recycle
November 9, 2017 6 Comments
Technology that Cleans Up the Atmosphere

Carbon Sucking Machine Turns Greenhouse Gas into Fertilizer A plant in Zurich, Switzerland, hopes to clean up the atmosphere and turn a profit, all from sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air. The Direct Air Capture plant is capable of doing just that. Currently, it is able to remove 900 metric tons of CO2 from […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Conservation, Environment, Health, Repair
August 31, 2017 10 Comments
Norwex Movement Comes to Town At National Conference 2017!

Where Will the Movement Take You? Each year, our parent company, Norwex, hosts a three-day extravaganza where Independent Sales Consultants can learn all about new products designed to help families reduce chemicals in their homes and help them live more sustainably. At Conference, Norwex Consultants are recognized for their achievements throughout the year, and they […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help, Repair, Reuse Recycle
June 15, 2017 10 Comments
“You’ll Understand When You Are Older” And Other Fatherly Advice

Who Knew—Dad Was Right! “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” Mark Twain This is one of my favorite […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Family, Kids, Repair, Reuse Recycle
April 11, 2017 18 Comments
When You Think About Recycling, Do You Include Your Electronics?

Electronics Can Be Recycled Too! Wait! Before you close the door on all the Spring cleaning you’re doing, be sure to include those no longer used electronics taking up space in your home. The old mobile phones, computers, TVs, telephones, printing equipment, and audio and video devices can all be recycled. There are so many […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, DIY, Energy, Environment, Health, Repair, Reuse Recycle
March 30, 2017 8 Comments
Creative Sustainability That Gives Back to the Community

Time to Get Crafty Why Waste? Of the five Rs, (reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose and refuse), recycling is the one we usually hear about the most. However, the most effective way to deal with waste is not to create it in the first place. By reusing an item, we can lessen the amount of waste […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Family, How You Can Help, One Less, Repair, Reuse Recycle