by Lori Heck, NASM-CPT & Owner ASPIRE Personal Training
It’s finally here, spring has arrived. Sun soaked days, grills blazing, cold drinks served, picnics enjoyed; the good life has returned.
The early summer months have us all booked with additional activities (parties, end of school events, get-a-ways), and all those plans come with food. It also leads [...]
by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish
It seems like almost a signal to the seasons. Spring arrives, followed by the heated sun rays of summer; clothes are hung on clotheslines to soak up the air and wonderfully long daylight hours.
Not only does hanging clothes outside save the electricity that would have been used by the dryer, the clothes come [...]
Mix ¼ cup clear liquid detergent (i.e., Ivory) with ¼ cup glycerin and 1 ½ cups of water. Pour into a 16-oz squirt or spray bottle.
This “wet spotter” is especially good for ball point ink, marker, newsprint, coffee, tea, juice, jams and jellies, barbecue sauce, and mustard. Spray formula on stain, let soak for a [...]
by Jen Quinlan
Maybe you don’t get all the chemistry behind why phosphates are bad or what effects doing your laundry can have on the environment. That’s OK! You don’t need to be a chemist to know that every aspect of our lives could probably be a little more ecologically responsible. Thanks to Green Planet’s top [...]
The average household runs 392 loads of laundry a year. As of January 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy requires washers to use 21 percent less energy. This, combined with earth-friendly detergents, may be a step in the right direction, but what about your dryer sheets? Used to help remove static cling, these little [...]