Here's a quick tip I learned from friends who regularly go car camping: they always bring a large size salad spinner with them, just in case they find themselves needing to wash, then dry a t-shirt, socks, or intimates...
Having a hamper in every room where clothes get taken off has really cut down the number of clothes that end up on the floor. But what family wants to give up precious bedroom space for multiple hampers? Solution: hang them on the back of the door!
For the last month my washer/dryer combo hasn’t had the
dryer functionality, and I've had to come up with some creative solutions for drying my clothes. I thought about only wearing quick-dry athletic wear, but that's proved to be unfashionable. So, in the end, an over-the-door drying rack is
the best solution for me and my apartment.
My favorite part of laundry day is when it's over, so I'm always looking for ways to make doing the wash a little less of a chore. Here are five little gadgets that help me pick up the pace in the laundry room.
Product: Rockin' Green Laundry Detergent Price: starting at $14.95 Rating: Strong Recommend*
Laundry detergent is one of those products I didn't give much thought to until I entered the world of cloth diapering. Prior to cloth diapers, my requirements for a detergent were simple: (1) all natural ingredients and (2) as cheap as possible considering requirement #1. Fighting a constant battle against diaper rash, skin sensitivity, and—let's be frank, we are talking about diapers after all—poop stains, however, quickly placed me on a mission to find a detergent that cleans like the dickens, leaves no residue, and is gentle enough for tiny bums. Enter Rockin' Green.
Everyone likes a clean home, but the process of getting there isn't always so enjoyable. Thankfully strong, irritating cleaners are no longer the only cleaning supply option. Now we have easy access to cleaners that are not only eco-friendly and good smelling, but also a wealth of DIY cleaning recipes. Here are some of the ones we like the best:
Living in a small space there are no hidden places to store dirty laundry, thus the laundry hamper is an essential design element in the bedroom or bathroom. Here is a round up of the most stylish laundry hampers on the market whether you are on a shoestring or unlimited budget.
Growing up, I was fortunate to live in a home with a laundry chute. There was a hatch in our second floor bathroom, and another in our kitchen, so tossing dirty garments to the laundry was never a far reach and a laundry basket never seemed necessary. Of course I didn't realize how lucky I was, as laundry chutes are pretty rare. As I went off to college, then to various apartments and now my condo, I've constantly struggled with ugly laundry baskets and where to stash them — in the corner of a bedroom, on the back of a door, or in the bathroom. I'm curious: where do you keep yours?
Back in August I wrote a post called A Look Inside Cloth Diapers, detailing how the whole cloth diapering experience of my five-month old daughter was going. Reading that post now, it is interesting to see how consumed I was with diapering then and how very long ago it seems.
We all tout the importance of keeping our kitchens and baths super clean, and free of toxins and harsh chemicals. But what about the place we spend a third of our day: the bedroom? To get a restful night's sleep, and keep allergies at bay, it's important to keep your bedroom free of irritants, dust and debris. Here's our ultimate guide to cleaning your bedroom, the green way.