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When you are ready to sell your home, lenders require the EPA lead-safe certificate for all plumbers, electricians, remodelers, painters and contractors who worked on your pre-1978 property. If you can't provide the certificate, the person buying your home cannot get a loan.


New EPA Lead-Safe Certification
3/2/11 02:55 PM

I used matelasse coverlets that I got at TJMaxx for the panels. As they are already edged, the only sewing required is the top seam to fit the curtain rod. I pre-washed them before sewing. When I need to wash them, they go right into the washing machine and hang to dry. They look great and I get many compliments.


Eco-Friendly Budget Fabric For Commercial Windows?
Good Question

2/17/11 11:53 AM

A great wash recipe is 1/2 cup of vinegar combined with 1/2 cup of baking soda added to 1/2 the amount of 'green' laundry detergent suggested by the manufacturer. This creates a reaction that causes oxygen which enhances the cleaning action of the detergent.

Lastly, I put in 1/2 cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle to get out the last bit of laundry detergent from the clothing.

You may have to do this twice. Also, let the item dry in the sun.


How Can I Remove Diesel Fuel Smell from Clothes?
Good Question

10/14/10 11:50 AM

Does anyone have a good mushroom gravy recipe they would like to share?


Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Nutloaf! And Leftover Nutloaf! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
11/25/09 01:28 PM

I use Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner because the essential oils safely and gently disinfect and clean all types of jobs--counters, floors, dishes, telephone, handbag, wallet, inside of car, library books, etc. Take a look at this website https://www.youngliving.org/noreendoyle.


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | The Green Cure: Setting Your Intention Week 1 - Tips Tricks
10/16/09 11:37 AM

A great wash recipe is 1/2 cup of vinegar combined with 1/2 cup of baking soda added to 1/2 the amount of 'green' laundry detergent suggested by the manufacturer. This creates a reaction that causes oxygen which enhances the cleaning action of the detergent.

Lastly, I put in 1/2 cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle to get out the last bit of laundry detergent from the clothing. I have been using this recipe for years and it not only produces clean static free clothes, it helps my clothes retain their color longer.


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Hot Tip: Soften Sheets with Baking Soda Most Popular Posts
7/27/09 03:25 PM