Cleaning

Keeping spaces nice and clean.

What are your favorite eco and animal-friendly household and beauty products?

Hey Offbeat Homies! My household has recently starting to make the switch to natural and non-animal tested products. Does anyone have some suggestions on your favorite products that aren’t hurtful to the environment or our animal pals?

Use soap to save money and escape the Cleaning Industrial Complex!

You know how you go into the cleaning aisle at the supermarket and there are about a thousand different products? You have products for your dishes, products for your floors, different products for the kitchen and bathroom, because of course, there are different kinds of dirt there…

These products might be very good at getting rid of dirt, but what they are truly excellent at is cleaning out your wallet.

So how can we do clean our homes without giving huge corporations money in exchange for chemicals and brainwashing? Well I’m writing this because I think I’ve found the answer…

How to cull your closet, even when you’re a clothes horse

Over the years my collection has burgeoned to the point of a hoard. So I recently did a massive culling of my huge collection of clothing. I managed to rid myself of five bags of clothing. >Here is what worked…

How do you deal with dust?

Much as I love my black furniture, it shows dust at the drop of a hat. Are there any tactics I can use to preemptively minimize dust, so that when I do attack everything with a damp cloth everything will get done at warp speed?

Cranking out laundry old-school-style with hand crank washing machines

Traveling to the laundromat can be time-consuming and expensive. However, purchasing your own standard washer isn’t always an option. And those portable min-washers that attach to your sink are not allowed in rental units. However, there are these small hand-crank washing machines that seem like they could be a viable alternative…

What do we need know about dealing with a dust allergy?

My partner is seriously allergic to dust (yes, he takes allergy medicine, as well as daily medication for asthma control). What can the Homies tell us about their experiences with mattresses and allergies or about air purifiers and allergies? Are there any good products we should know about that can help us deal with dust and allergens in the home?