How to prep after grocery shopping for an easier week

May 12, 2017

Here's the deal. Grocery shopping takes time, and putting away the groceries when you get home takes even more time. So do yourself a favor and walk away from the kitchen for awhile after the groceries are put away. And when you've gathered your strength again, return to the kitchen and consider doing a few of these things to make the rest of your week easier.

1. Chop up your melons.

Pull out your melons and chop them in half. Scrape out the..

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Clean off that oven grime with baking soda

May 6, 2017

Some people believe that baking soda is the best all-natural cleaner out there... others say baking soda can do so much more! From cleaning your refrigerator to keeping your arm pits dry and stink-free to warding off ants around the house, there are hundreds of purported uses for baking soda. Just check out this list from the Farmer's Almanac.

Now, I don't totally buy into everything on those lists. However, there are a few things I do use..

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Clean your home with newspaper

May 5, 2017

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a tree hugger. I love nature and I'm always on the lookout for new ways to prevent waste, Predictably, one of my biggest annoyances is paper towels. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the appeal. Paper towels are incredibly convenient to have around and even I have a roll in my kitchen. However, the idea of a product who's only purpose is to be used to clean up spills and discarded doesn’t always sit..

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The best way to get rid of grout stains

May 5, 2017

Is there anything worse than dirty shower grout? It’s yucky, stubborn, and can ruin the look of even the cleanest bathroom. Personally, there are few tasks I hate more than cleaning grout, so I’m always on the lookout for ways to make this odious task a little easier. So, with spring cleaning season in full swing it’s time to face our fears and get a grip on grout.

 

The best way to get clean grout is with a heavy dose of elbow grease,..

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Three tips for cleaning your windows

May 5, 2017

Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner. While this could be cause for celebration there is one traditional spring activity that most people would prefer to avoid: Cleaning! Yes, as much as some of us like to put it off, spring cleaning is an absolute necessity.

As it happens I was in the midst of spring cleaning my home about a week ago when it dawned on me: I’ve never actually cleaned windows. By this I mean I have never..

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Spring cleaning the natural way

May 5, 2017

The flowers are in the full bloom, the weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting longer, in other words spring is here! However, before we get too excited, let’s not forget what else happens in this most wonderful of seasons: Spring cleaning. Yes, once again it’s time to bust out the brushes and mops and give your home a good going over.

However, before you go out and grab some supplies, have you considered spring cleaning your home..

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How to be prepared when grocery shopping online

April 28, 2017

If ever there was proof that we live in an age of wonders, it’s the advent of online grocery shopping. Why take time out of your day to get in a car, drive to the store, find everything you need, and then lug the heavy packets back home when you can just hope online and order your groceries with a few mouse clicks? Is there really any reason to go to the grocery store anymore? Well, actually there is. You see for all its conveniences, there are..

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A great gluten-free dessert that you can make for everyone

April 28, 2017

Over the years, we have entertained many a gluten-free guest. We've found that serving a gluten-free meal is relatively easy... until it comes to dessert. So I've been on the hunt for some easy gluten-free desserts. I've finally settled on one recipe that I come back to time and again: Coconut Snickerdoodles.

Search Criteria

1. Gluten-free, obviously

2. Required only ingredients I could easily purchase at a regular grocery store

3. Everyone,..

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How to keep your phone battery from dying in the middle of the day

April 21, 2017

If there's one thing pretty much all smartphone owners can agree on, it's that smartphone batteries are terrible. They never last as long as they should and always seem to die at the worst possible time. There's nothing more terrifying than seeing the flatlining battery indicator before the day is over. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to keep your phone running for longer.

Adjust the screen brightness

 

A bright screen can be a real..

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How to make your own muesli

April 21, 2017

One of the hands-down best breakfast foods is a simple bowl of muesli. This munchable morning food has got everything: oats for carbohydrates, nuts for protein, milk or yogurt for dairy, and fruit for… well fruit. Unfortunately, pre-packaged muesli can also contain a bunch of preservatives and a frightening amount of sugar or non-nutritive sweeteners. If you want to enjoy all the benefits of this breakfast of champions the best—and cheapest—way..

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