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DIY Cleaning Products That Are Toxin-Free

Recently we revealed a thrifty laundry "secret" that laundry detergent manufacturers don't want you to know. Now, we're about to do the same for those sweet-smelling, chemical-free cleaning products. Yes, the ones that are so pricey you feel like you've been taken to the cleaners! Making your own natural cleaning products... Continue Reading »

Laundry Detergent: DIY and Save Money

Whether you share a common laundry room or are lucky enough to have laundry facilities in your rental, everyone faces a similar challenge: How to save on the suds. (And no, not just the drinking kind.) Depending on the amount and the frequency with which you do the laundry, a year's worth of detergent can cost you $75 or... Continue Reading »

Want a 4-Hour Workweek?

Outsource your life! That's a premise of the mega-seller book by Timothy Ferriss called The 4-Hour Work Week. Seems Georgetown University sophomore Charley Cooper read the book. Cooper - regarded by some as clever, and others as a spoiled brat - wants to hire a personal assistant to help him with everything from driving... Continue Reading »

Fight for your right to dry!

Where do you stand regarding "right-to-dry"? The New York Times reports on a growing debate over clotheslines, which might seem mundane unless you're a tattooed RV-dweller named Jill Saylor of Canton, Ohio, protesting local anti-clothesline regulations. Apparently, some communities fear that hanging clothes outside makes... Continue Reading »

NYT Attacks Dirty Clothes

You know the recession is drilling down to deeper levels of the economy when the The New York Times Home section makes laundry into the Next Big Thing. To get top tips on the subject, The Times reached out to quinuple threat Cheryl Mendelson, a former philiosopher turned Harvard lawyer, professor, wife, mother, and expert... Continue Reading »

What Spins Around, Comes Around: Washing Machine Karma

You don't have to believe in zen philosophy to know "what goes around, comes around." Yes, the same holds true for your shared apartment washing machine. Treat your "washing machine karma" poorly and you'll find that the "cold treatment" isn't just a setting on the machine ... Here's what you should know to keep your... Continue Reading »

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