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    I need some help with our current laundry system. I want so badly to stay 'natural' with our wash routine, but stains and strong body odors just aren't coming out. And my Husby isn't happy. <img alt="greensad.gif" class="bbcode_smiley"...
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    <p>I am toying with the idea of getting rid of our dryer altogether.  It is an older energy-hogging one to begin with, and I have a line outside.  I am thinking of putting an indoor line up for rainy days, and just doing without the dryer.<br><br> Has anyone decided not to keep their dryer and...
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    <p>Hi All,</p> <p>We have a studio apartment attached to our house, which I am considering renting via airbnb.com.  Does anyone have experience using the service from the providing-rental-space end? Or something similar?  I am interested in renting it by the night or week, vs. trying to find a...
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    <p>I have a room that might end up needing to be torn to studs, all drywall removed and re-drywalled.  Nightmare.  It is the last room on the upstairs hallway.  I think it should be ok to seal from other areas as it is at the very end of the hallway.  We would remove carpet in room (It is...
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    Any leads? It is for a two year old, but it does not have to have a kiddie design (or it can - either is fine). I am thinking silicone, but have not yet found a USA- or EU-made product.
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    <p>Anyone else making their own cleaning products. I've just started getting into it, and I love it. I've made all-purpose spray, laundry soap, carpet spot remover and toilet cleaner thus far, and I'm so impressed with how they're working! I just wish I'd started doing it years ago. </p>
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    We drink tap water. I like the taste of our city water, but I am aware of the un-ideal quality.<br><br> Anyone ever made a homemade water filter system?<br><br> I bet there is a simple way to make a pitcher style system with charcoal or something similar.<br><br> Is reverse osmosis the only way...
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    <p>We recently had our slab house treated for termites. They never used a utility locating service prior to drilling. If any of you have had this service before, did they just drill or locate pipes first? Thanks!</p>
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    <p>How clean is good enough? I do UFYH (the non short hand is a UA violation). And it is super super helpful for me. What do you all expect from the kids IRT cleaning their bedrooms? DS keeps his fairly clean but I do ask for a dish round up about every other day. It's like he doesn't see them...
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    <p>I really want to  start making my own all purpose cleaners . Something to clean the kitchen counters as well as the bathrooms.... I need help finding a mix that works, if you have a cleaner that works, please share an exact recipe, ratios, etc. Thank you so much in advance!!!!</p>
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    <p>I'm asking 'cause I murdered someone. </p>
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    I got some rugs that ended up staining my floor from the yucky rubber bottom. So I'm throwing away my rugs and wondering how do I come in the door, put shoes in closet without bringing in dig poop (bad neighbor!), or parking lot stain grease into my house. And now rhat I think of the closet, I...
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    <p>I keep thinking if I only have ___ then I'm done. I won't want any more stuff. If I could just get new pots that work better, a dehydrator, sustainable clothing etc etc. However, I seriously doubt buying a bunch of stuff to replace the stuff I really have is going to make me more eco...
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    <p>Every time I wash my kitchen cloth (napkins, dish towels, wash cloths, random rags, etc.), there is a layer of grease left in the washing machine.  The grease is generally at the water line, and around the agitator. </p> <p> </p> <p>Quite a few years ago, I used to wipe greasy cast iron with...
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    <p>Hi,</p> <p> </p> <p>I thought this might be of interest to some of the MDC readership.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NIH_FRDOC_0001-9037" target="_blank">http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NIH_FRDOC_0001-9037</a></p> <p> </p>...
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