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Does Vinegar Damage Rubber Seals?

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Does Vinegar Damage Rubber Seals?

On a regular basis, I get asked about using vinegar in dishwashers and washing machines. There are thousands anecdotes and testimonials from people all over the internet that have used vinegar in their rinse aid dispenser and fabric softener compartment for years (myself included). There are also (not as many) people on the other side of the fence that claim it ruins the rubber seals on the appliances. Many of these claims come from people who were told from appliance repairmen that vinegar damages rubber seals.   So is vinegar safe to use in your dishwasher? Here is what I...

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Why I chose Cloth Diapers

Why I chose Cloth Diapers

Since I had kids I have changed a lot. I think most people can relate to that sentence. But I often think about how pre-kids Michelle and post-kids Michelle would probably not be friends. Just the thought of these two personalities in the same room together makes me laugh. There is no way pre-kids Michelle would even recognize herself 10 years later. Okay, enough talking about myself in the third person. When I first heard about cloth diapering I scoffed at the idea. In fact, I am pretty certain I was repulsed. I remember someone showing me the “new” cloth...

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The MamaSuds Manifesto

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The MamaSuds Manifesto

This manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of MamaSuds. We'd love for you to share with your like-minded friends!    THE MAMASUDS® MANIFESTOWe believe you can clean your home without damaging your health or our planet. We want you to live in a world where cleaning doesn't seem like a chore. We know that the wellness you find beneath your kitchen sink and on your bathroom counter is equally as important as the food you put on your table. We refuse to put profits over people or planet. You, your family, and this planet depend on us to make health...

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How to get Your Kids to Help with the Cleaning

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How to get Your Kids to Help with the Cleaning

The following post is written by guest blogger Sammy Dolan of Home Clean Expert. How to get Your Kids to Help with the Cleaning With kids, life can always be a bit hectic, but we still love them at the end of the day. If you’re looking for a way to have your kids help out around the house, try getting them involved in cleaning up after themselves and even pets if you have any. I know from parents I’ve talked to that getting their kids involved with household chores makes things a lot easier in the long run. Listed...

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Newest Review: I Read Labels For You

Newest Review: I Read Labels For You

I really like finding people who are as picky about ingredients and health and wellness as I am. I can probably count on one hand the people that I know in the industry that scrutinize ingredients as harshly as me.  One such person, is Irina Webb. You may not know her by name, but I am sure that you have heard of her website I Read Labels For You. For the past 5 years she has made researching ingredients her full time job. What led her into researching ingredients is what happens to most of us: She was pregnant and wanted...

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