green cleaning

Homemade dishwasher powder with The Dew Abides

Washed Up

A few weeks ago, I posted about a homemade dishwasher detergent that seemed to work great. Seemed. After several weeks, though, we’ve noticed a cloudy…

Loofah

No Scrubs

Am I the only person who didn’t know loofahs are cucumbers? It’s true. Not only are the young fruits edible, but these fibrous sponges are versatile,…

Memento from the Great Purge, The Dew Abides

The Great Purge

It started with a trip to The Netherlands, gained momentum after reading Root Simple’s “Everything Must Go” posts, and reached a crescendo with Brad’s…

Flickr_Laundry Room CVSNS

Iron Man

The conversation went something like this: Brad: [Dagnabbit!] How am I supposed to use this [goshdarned] starch bottle when the [goshdarned] nozzle keeps breaking?*…

Lonely Vacuum of Space

Clean Slate

A few weeks ago, my favorite urban farm porn, Root Simple, posted a link to Apartment Therapy’s guide to sane housekeeping. The theory is…