The benefits of non-toxic cleaning

Next up for Spring Cleaning Week:  non-toxic cleaning.  In my book, I recommend a basic three-step process of decluttering, cleaning, and organizing in each area of your home in order to refresh your living spaces. On Monday, we discussed some tips on decluttering, overcoming obstacles to our most common roadblocks to getting rid of stuff.  (read more…)

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Using Houseplants to Reduce Toxins and Grow Fresh Air

Clean air. Not only vital to our health, but something that we don’t tend to think about. It’s easy to forget about the quality of the air that we take in, just as easy as it is to forget that we are effortlessly breathing in and out, in and out, every single moment. Recent years (read more…)

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Spring Cleaning Week: the living room, kitchen, and outdoor spaces

Days two through five, and some of day ten of my e-book are devoted to overhauling the more “public” areas of the home — the living room, kitchen, and outdoor spaces. These are some of the most important spots in a home, because they’re seen and used by most everybody. From your children, to guests, (read more…)

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Spring Cleaning Week: 4 common roadblocks to decluttering

Welcome to Spring Cleaning Week! This week will be devoted to the subject of giving our homes a fresh overhaul to prepare for the warmer months. Unlike last year, our family just made a major move and I’m seven and a half months pregnant.  So I’m not devoting a full two weeks to every task (read more…)

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BPA: What It Is, Where It Is, What to Do

I am hesitant to tackle the topic of BPA, for a number of reasons.  For one, a lot of people already seem to know all about BPA, and you can find lots of information about it online. In addition, I’m no scientist; I learn more about BPA all the time, and trying to comprehend it (read more…)

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