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My dirty laundry

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My dirty laundry

greenthis.jpg Another good book find this week. Green This! by Deirdre Imus guides you toward "greening your cleaning." I discovered it when I was scouring the Internet, trying to figure out how to get some life back into my clothing. I use the washing machine that's in the basement of my apartment. It's shared with six other tenants and looks ancient. I'm almost positive it hasn't been serviced in ... ever. My clothes come out looking no different than when I put them in the machine. Laundry has become a very frustrating ordeal. Imus informs me that adding a cup of vinegar (one that does not contain bleach) to your wash cycle helps to keep your coloured clothing bright. Also, apparently adding 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup of baking soda acts as a fabric softener. It will also keep your clothes smelling fresh. She also recommends adding a couple drops of essential oil - such as lavender or lemon. Not only does is make your clothes smell great, but also brightens and disinfect. Who knew? Imus doesn't just stick to the laundry room, she gives you tips for cleaning the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living areas. What are some natural cleaning tips that you've found helpful? Stay tuned for Monday's post. I promise I won't talk about books. Read more: • Make your bathroom eco-friendly7 steps to eco-friendly shopping Green gardening
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