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Vacuum Cleaner Shopping Guide

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Vacuum Cleaner Shopping Guide

Should you splurge on a really good vacuum cleaner? My answer is a resounding,”Yes!” However, with so many options, it is hard to know what to buy. Upright or canister? Bagged or bagless? Stick or handheld? It can also be hard to know where to look for a good vacuum cleaner. On top of all that, the price points are so variable that you can be become confused about which make and model is the best value. Let me help you…

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Rubbing Alcohol Safe to Use for Green Cleaning?

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Isopropyl Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol, otherwise known as isopropyl alcohol, is cheap and easy to find. It is something we often already have in our homes as it is a popular choice for disinfecting purposes, such as earrings and skin. Prior to my research, I considered it a safe and green cleaner. But, because it is a chemical that is unsafe to drink, is flammable, and can cause skin irritations, I no longer feel comfortable including it on the list. Rubbing alcohol is…

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Hydrogen Peroxide for Green Cleaning

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Green Cleaning

It is time to ditch your chlorine bleach and start using hydrogen peroxide. We all know that bleach is very toxic and not safe to use. If you don’t, check out this article ​HERE​. Hydrogen peroxide not only is a much safer alternative; it is also very reasonable. You might already have it in your first aid kit but, if not, you can pick it up at the Dollar Store along with a few other green cleaning goodies. We often…

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Baking Soda for Green Cleaning

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budget friendly cleaning

Baking soda is yet another of my favorite, budget friendly cleaners featured in my article, ​Dollar Store Deals for Green Clea​ning. Like vinegar, the uses for it seem endless. You may be familiar with it for its ability to make your baked goods rise; however, it has tons of practical cleaning uses as well. It is nontoxic to humans and very versatile. Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is derived from a mineral and in simplest terms is a…

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Which Brand of Essential Oils is Best?

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Essential Oil brands

If you are an essential oil newbie, you might be wondering what they are and why are they so great. Essential oils are concentrated aromatic liquids which are extracted from certain varieties of flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, leaves and grasses. There are literally hundreds of these oils and they have various uses from killing germs to clearing up acne and everything in between. They are so powerful that just a few drops will do the job. If you want to…

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