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  If you’ve made the switch to green cleaners, you’ve made a smart, healthy choice for yourself and your household. And if you choose to DIY your own cleaning solutions, even better! Making your own cleaners is cheaper, healthier and better for the environment than buying toxic commercial cleaners. Even if you’re not crafty, don’t be daunted by the DIY process. In fact, there’s only one ingredient you really need to make most DIY cleaners: Vinegar. It’s a wonder solution for killing germs and removing odors. But let’s be honest: It doesn’t smell great. Fortunately, you can take advantage of vinegar’s cleaning power without that pickled smell. Here’s how to make your own citrus vinegar cleaning spray.

Maybe you’re familiar with feng shui, or maybe you’ve just heard the term and are wondering what it means. An ancient Chinese practice involving the aesthetics, shape and symmetry of objects, rooms and buildings, feng shui is used to promote harmony and balance in everyday life.

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No matter how small your apartment in, you can make just a few small, inexpensive changes to improve the feng shui in your apartment without spending a lot of time. Read on to find out more.

Each year, Halloween accoutrements account for a significant addition to national landfills.

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This October, plan ahead to reuse spooky accessories and make informed decisions about what your child wears at Halloween. We’ve got green Halloween tips, dead ahead!

Is there anything more satisfying than ripping the paper off a neatly wrapped present, uncovering a hidden treasure inside? Probably not – but have you seen your living room after a morning spent unwrapping what Santa brought you? It’s an environmentalist’s nightmare; all that trash is hardly eco-friendly. On the other hand, you have to wrap your gifts in something. So what’s a tree-hugging Santa to do? Fortunately, there are ways to keep all the fun of Christmas morning while remaining environmentally responsible. Check out these alternatives to wrapping paper so you can keep your holiday season green – not Grinch green, but earth-friendly green.

Kermit the Frog got it right. With all the dangerous, corrosive and effective cleaning chemicals on the market, it really isn't easy being green. But it doesn't have to be impossible. With just a few modifications, you can create a safer environment for you and your family while saving money and protecting the environment.

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These eco-friendly cleaning products are safe, affordable alternatives to all the dangerous chemicals stored under your sink.

If this season’s colorful foliage has prompted you to make a few changes of your own, start by turning over a new leaf—a “green” one! Adding green practices into your daily routine isn’t as difficult as you might think.

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By using the following free smartphone applications, you’ll be able to reduce your environmental impact with just a few taps of the screen.

Did you know that kitty litter and egg cartons can be recycled into paper? Or how about old trophies, motor oil and cell phones can be recycled with your newspapers, plastic bottles and soda cans?

Whether you’re new to recycling or know the difference between No. 1 and No. 6 plastics, this useful guide is a helpful list of recycling tips that'll get you going green in no time!

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Everything from cleaning up your pad to packing up boxes can have an effect – larger or smaller -- on the planet. Green moving means being a bit more conscious of how the choices you make during a move impact the environment. These tips will show you how you can plan an earth-friendly move whether you move yourself or hire professionals for the job.