There’s Mildew on My Seatbelts, What Do I Do?

How to Clean a Mildewed Seat Belt

Hi Home-Ec101, I have been following your site for a while and am super excited about how well the chore chart is helping around my place; it has made a huge difference! Anyway, I have an odd question, I have an older car that was in storage for about three years, and in that time the upholstery got moldy and had to be replaced. But in the mean ...

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Synthetic or Distilled Vinegar, Is It the Same as Apple Cider Vinegar for Cleaning?

cleaning with vinegar

Dear Home-Ec 101, I came across your blog via Stumbleupon... I thought you would be the right person to ask this question... In a lot of homemade cleaning products people use vinegar as a component. I get only the synthetic vinegar here in India. I do get apple cider vinegar but its far too expensive (Rs 160 per 0.5L against Rs 30 per 1L of ...

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Chores, Adults, and Respect

dealing with adults and chores

Dear Home-Ec 101, Really enjoying the website and my house is getting cleaner every day thanks to all the tips and the chore schedule. Now my current issue is HOW to get my hubby and our long-term guest to at least KEEP it clean. What rules should everyone follow to keep the house clean for longer?Currently I vacuum every day although I don't ...

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How to Use Bleach Safely

How to Use Bleach Safely

Heather says:I received a concerning email, yesterday, that made me realize it was time to send this post out again as a reminder.This is the first in our series on household chemicals.Over the past few years, I have gotten the impression that many people are using chlorine bleach¹ in an unsafe manner. Chlorine bleach aka sodium ...

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Living Room Or Family Room: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

how to take care of your living room

The living room, or family room, often becomes a catch all place. At my house it's where we love to crash, watch a movie, have a snack, play with toys/games, and more. I'll confess that we let the dog on the couch in there too. A lot of use of the room means a lot of wear and tear, dirt and dog hair, crumbs and chaos. Following are some articles ...

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