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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It’s Time Again for Hurricane 101

Hurricane Season Preparedness

Heather says:June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season. For those of us on the East and Gulf Coasts, we know this means anxious meteorologists glorifying every thunderstorm that appears in the oceans. Although the public tends to become jaded with media saturation, there is no reason to get caught with your pants down.Hurricane Hugo ...

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Is Vinegar an Acceptably Safe Alternative for Chlorine Bleach when Disinfecting

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Dear Home Ec 101,Can one substitute vinegar -lots of it- for the bleach when cleaning and disinfecting? I can't be around bleach, it triggers SEVERE migraines.Signed, Pickled in PickensHeather says:There are certain times where I am reluctant to give a hard answer. In our litigious climate, I'm sure you can understand my ...

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Water Storage Solution for Hurricane Preparedness

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Heather says:This year, after doing my annual Hurricane Preparedness Reminder, I was contacted by David Dodgen of AquaStorage, creators of the Aquapod Kit. The Aquapod Kit is a  solution to the whole, "But I don't have enough space to store a two week supply of water for my family of six." (Quick math will tell you that's 84 gallons of ...

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Home-Ec 101 Reader’s 71 Quick Q-tip Tips

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Heather says:Last week I posted a quick video suggesting that Q-tips could be used to clean a computer keyboard. I then asked for your Q-tip Tips. I thought it would be fun to share the tips that came from the Home-Ec 101 Audience -(Do you remember when we did this with uses for leftover coffee or used coffee grounds?)Watch the cute video, ...

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