Using a Neti Pot to Combat Seasonal Allergies and Colds

Not. Where I live in Texas, it’s pretty normal in the springtime for everyone to walk around sneezing, blowing their nose, and just generally feeling like they’ve been attacked by a gigantic pollen cloud. I am no exception. Living like this gets very old after awhile, and it drives you to consider taking some drastic (read more…)

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Spring Cleaning Week: the bedrooms and bathrooms

Today is day 4 of Spring Cleaning Week here on Simple Mom.  On Tuesday, we discussed some practical tips for refreshing the living room, kitchen, and outdoor living areas.  So today, let’s chat about the bedrooms and the bathrooms. My e-book prescribes a ten-day process of slower-paced spring cleaning, focusing on one area of the (read more…)

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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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