Non-toxic Laundry / Guides

Detergent-free eco friendly Laundry balls
Cleaning and maintenance

Do Laundry balls work?

...laundry soap as well as Tru-Earth Laundry strips which we reviewed here , and since we are forever on the search for non-toxic home cleaning products , I decided to give wash balls a try. “Laundry wash balls wash clothes well and save money” – do they? The brand I purchased (which shall remain nameless) promises fi...

Home made DIY laundry detergent from buckeyes / horse chestnuts
Lifestyle and environment

How to make Eco-friendly DIY laundry soap from Buckeyes / Horse Chestnuts

...laundry soap? Making laundry soap from Horse Chestnets or Buckeyes is easy if you follow these simple steps - this is about the number needed for 6 x 64 oz jugs of laundry detergent (200 loads appx): This 6" layer of horse chestnuts or buckeyes will produce around 6 x 64 oz jugs of laundry detergent Once yo...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...laundry as well. Or, fill your garage full of junk like most people do... Main floor mechanical room: build it away from bedrooms if possible to avoid disruptions from any mechanical noise such as water heaters, boilers, HRVs and ERVs , etc. It is also wise to work on sound proofing. See our video here on how to soun...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...non-toxic alternatives. Baking soda is an effective cleanser for sinks and tubs. Vinegar is a recommended cleansing agent for both wood and ceramic tile floors, and in a spray bottle it does an excellent job on glass and mirrors. Dish soap and laundry detergent are easily found in biodegradable, phosphate-free ...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...laundry as well. Or, fill your garage full of junk like most people do... Main floor mechanical room: build it away from bedrooms if possible to avoid disruptions from any mechanical noise such as water heaters, boilers, HRVs and ERVs , etc. It is also wise to work on sound proofing. See our video here on how to soun...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...non-toxic alternatives to many of the products we allow into our homes, that will facilitate much cleaner indoor air, and improved health. It's very difficult in the modern age to create a home free of contaminants while keeping the amenities we are accustomed too, but look at it as a cumulative effect. You will be exp...

Quarantine DIY Projects to do with Kids - Refinishing Wood
Interiors

Home improvement projects to do with kids - Refinishing wood

...laundry, doing dishes, cooking, baking, cleaning, repairing, building… take advantage of the time and show them how to do stuff. Might as well get a little help out of the deal :) And, talking of coffee, discover here why to never put coffee grounds on the plants in the garden . And if I may quote Principal Skinner, ...