Bad Disaster Advice

I’ve been paying a lot of attention to the information being spread with regard to how to prepare for a disaster, like a hurricane.  Bad Advice I’ve Seen Circulating Hotels must take your pets in due to a law passed after Hurricane Katrina. No. This is patently false. Hotels and motels are private businesses and not…

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Vinegar as Laundry Detergent?

Dear Home-Ec 101, I really appreciate all the advice on your website. I was wondering if you would know whether it’s alright to use white vinegar as a laundry detergent. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Tart in Tahoma Dear Tart in Tahoma, The short answer is not if you want to have clean, fresh smelling…

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Off-Topic: Checking In

Hey there, I hope all of you are well. I know things have been pretty quiet here on the site. Initially, things were just getting quite busy at work, but one thing is never enough. Very recently my father was in the ICU with sepsis, but he’s home and doing much better. That unexpected trip…

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