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    How To Compost

    Studies show that a large percentage of the household waste that reaches landfills, contributing to all the disadvantages and hazards that landfills bring, is composed of kitchen waste. Speaking as someone who’s always had a compost heap and can’t imagine life without one, I can’t believe that people would throw such a valuable resource away…

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    Do Not Overdo The Antibiotics

    Ever since old Al Fleming discovered penicillin wrecking his bacteria-growing experiment in a Petri dish back in the 1920s, antibiotics have taken the world by storm. It suddenly seemed as if scientists had found The Answer – they had found a way to beat all diseases and save millions of lives.

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    Tips For Shopping Greener

    * No more plastic bags – or at least use fewer. Use your own reusable bags for carrying your shopping. Admittedly, the plastic shopping bags are useful for wrapping nasty rubbish, so maybe you can still have a few for this purpose.

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    Ants, Fleas And Other Creepy Crawlies

    There’s an old joke that you can tell how long missionaries have been on active service by the way they react to finding ants in the sugar bowl. In the first year, they will throw out the sugar. In the second year, they will pick out all the ants. In the third year, they will pick out most of the ants. In the fourth year, they’ll say “Hey, look – extra protein!”

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    Cleaning Soft Toys

    Children’s toys get grubby if they are used how they are supposed to be used – played with and loved. Which means that they will need to be cleaned periodically for health reasons. This is especially the case if a child has been ill and kept a favourite toy in bed with them during that illness. Soft toys can be real breeding grounds for germs.

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    Vinegar For Car And House Cleaning

    Many blokes (and non-blokes) receive car grooming gifts for Christmas. Some receive them for their birthdays. If you got something else, don’t despair if you want to get the chrome and paintwork nice and gleaming.

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    Household Hints My Mother Taught Me

    Along with some of the pseudo-medical sayings of my mother (e.g. “cocoa powder leaches calcium from your bones” and “eating ice puts strain on your kidneys” – translation: stop hogging the cocoa powder/ice cubes), quite a few household hints came along, too.

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    Home Cleaning Tips For Cleaning Walls

    Cleaning carpets is one thing. We can all see that they get grubby very quickly and need frequent vacuuming and the rest. Thanks to gravity, spills, dead skin, pencil shavings and other bits and pieces end up on the floor. And we clean it up. But what about the wall? Have you ever really looked at the walls? Have you seen how grubby they are?

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    Cleaning Home Gym Equipment

    First of all, locate where the equipment has been stored in the back of the garage and remove the bike helmets, seed packets, watering cans, screwdrivers and tins of paint off it. Now get to work with a duster and some hot soapy water and a brush or three’ you might actually be able to find out what colour the machine was.

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    Water As A Home Cleaner

    Water is the closest humanity has to a universal solvent. This means that just plain water is one of the best natural cleaners that you have on hand. Best of all, it’s free (assuming that you live in a developed country with clean water quite literally on tap, which you probably are if you are reading this article).

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