Monthly Archives: November 2010

Natural Cleaners – iVillage

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How to do it: Start by peeling two apples. Place the peels in the saucepan and add enough water to cover the peels. Bring the water and peels to boil for several minutes until the stain begins to lift. Turn off the pot and let the water cool. Discard the water and peels, dry the pan and voila

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Image via Wikipedia 5 Common Items That Don’t Need Electricity Wind up alarm clocks — Way better than the electric version. The alarms are generally metallic sounding and irritating. Best of all when the power goes out your alarm will … Continue reading

6 Holistic Flea Remedies For Dogs that Actually Work – Planet Green

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We’re in a battle. It’s me against the fleas. In South Carolina, the weather is mild much of the year, which is perfect for fleas. We never get a hard enough freeze to kill the fleas. As a result, we’re constantly battling itching pets, home infestations, and the tape worms associated with fleas. Among the worst states in the nation in terms of flea and tick issues are South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. The little critters thrive in the humid, moist climates of these Deep South states.

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I grew up raising chickens and rabbits, tending large vegetable patches and living in homes built by my father. Neither frugality nor the pursuit of self-sufficiency motivated my parents: they did what they did because they had a bit of … Continue reading


Green Living | Real Simple

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Green Living | Real Simple. How to Recycle Anything From basic recycling rules to clever ways to reuse everyday items, easy ways to help better the environment. Garage Organizing Checklist Clear clutter and create order in the garage in just … Continue reading


Saving Tips

Refresh your air filter When it comes to improving the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, replacing a dirty air filter is probably the simplest, most inexpensive and most often overlooked maintenance job there is. Air filters don’t … Continue reading


Seasonal energy savers

Seasonal energy savers Energy Saving Tips High humidity makes our bodies hold more heat. Try these tips to keep you and your home cool and comfortable in the summer: Perform activities such as mopping and washing dishes in the coolest … Continue reading