Hydrogen peroxide when swished in your mouth will whiten your teeth and works as a cheap disinfecting mouthwash. Brushing your teeth with baking soda and water paste will whiten your teeth too. A solution of 2 tsp. Tea Tree oil mixed with 2 cups water in a spray bottle, sprayed on and left, will eliminate mold spots in your shower … Continue Reading →
Five minutes. But, don’t despair, you can measure how long you’ve been scrubbing with nifty tools from the Water Bureau. Call today to get your home water audit kit and see where you can cinch up your water bill.
Some Really Expensive Toilets are Terrible. Intini, J. 2006. Maclean’s. 119(10):84. (Magazine article) If you’re thinking about greywater for the toilet idea… not all low-flow toilets are created equally efficient, and price is not always indicative of a toilet’s efficiency. This and other points are made by Bill Gualey, an engineer who tests the performance of low-flow toilets. Obviously invested seriously … Continue Reading →
½ tsp olive oil and ¼ c. lemon juice makes furniture polish. You can clean windows with vinegar in a spray bottle, then wipe clear with a dry newspaper. Rubbing alcohol on cloths will disinfect most surfaces and costs much less than Mr. Clean wipes. A solution of 2 teaspoon Tea Tree oil mixed with 2 cups water in a … Continue Reading →
Rubbing alcohol on cloths will disinfect most surfaces and costs much less than Mr. Clean wipes. You can clean windows with vinegar in a spray bottle, then wipe clear with a dry newspaper. Clean bottoms of iodized copper pots with sprinkled on salt and ½ a lemon. This also works on rust stains. A solution of 2 teaspoons Tea Tree … Continue Reading →
Concrete Thinker Website. 2008. www.ConcreteThinker.com As you drive your nicely cleaned auto up the driveway, think about that hard surface and how it aggravates runoff problems. Or, think about how water cannot percolate naturally into the ground and eventually replenish our soil and groundwater reservoirs. ConcreteThinker.com is a LEED-certified company that introduces homeowners to pervious concrete pavers and something we, … Continue Reading →
A paste of baking soda and club soda together will remove stains like red wine and blood.
Here, in the fertile Willamette Valley, we are spoiled by great harvests. A question that seems to interest people, especially in the summer time is, “Where can I go to get good, local (and organic) fruits and vegetables (food)?” My family, in particular, is in interested in cutting food costs without sacrificing nutrition. So, how can we do that? Living … Continue Reading →