I admit it - I used to buy those brand-new blue bags in a roll to pick up my dog's poop. Not the greenest item, actually not green at all, but very convenient and clean. Then I switched to re-using the plastic bags from my trips to the grocery store, but having one too many … Continue reading Eco Poo Bags: Worth Their Weight in Clever, Clean and Green?
Everyone has one; it doesn't matter where you live or how organized you are or which candidate you vote for. The junk drawer does not discriminate. And unless you're a Zen monk, the idea of emptying and sorting said drawer sends you running for cover. Yes, I'm fairly certain most of us have done battle … Continue reading How to Win the Battle of the Junk Drawer
Next time you drop off clothes at the local dry cleaners (an environmentally friendly one, I hope), bring a garment bag along and ask them to hold the plastic and paper. I started doing this about six months ago when my dry cleaner began providing simple, black garment bags for purchase. I spent the $5 … Continue reading An Easy Green Dry Cleaning Trick
Unfortunately, my hometown of Los Angeles is best known for Hollywood, Malibu, Beverly Hills and traffic. Most of us own cars out of necessity, because it's virtually impossible to get around without one. As a result, there's a car wash on almost every corner and you dare not drive if your car isn't glossy. Just … Continue reading Get Your Car Squeaky Green
You do wash your pillow, don't you? We spend almost 1/3 of our lives sleeping. That's 262,974 hours eyes shut, horizontal and hopefully in a REM-like state of restfulness. That's a lot of time spent with our heads nuzzling the same old pillow. Pillows are one of the most overlooked and neglected of household items, … Continue reading The Proper Way to Wash a Pillow
Call me wacky (sometimes) or old-fashioned (a little) or someone with too much time on her hands (I wish!), but I like doing my own laundry. There's something satisfying about separating darks from whites and folding everything just the way I like it. A big part of my laundering "formula" involves avoiding the dryer. I … Continue reading Stay on the Line
I trudge through winter - the rain and cold and dry skin - with as much enthusiasm as possible for someone whose fingers go numb walking from my car to my front door. That isn't to say I don't enjoy the coldest season of the year - the cashmere sweaters and warm fireside snuggles - … Continue reading Green Clean Your Home into Spring
I've been doing a lot of business traveling of late and my sense of smell is on overload. Maybe I'm becoming more sensitive, or maybe even the best hotel room can turn musty and stale over time. Opening the sliding glass door to the balcony is a lovely option during summer months in California, but … Continue reading Eco-Friendly, Organic Linen Spray