Top 33 Natural Home Tips of the Decade

These natural home suggestions have stood the test of time. Keep you natural home clean, energy-efficient and healthy by following these top 33 tips.

| May/June 2009

• To deodorize carpet naturally, sprinkle liberally with baking soda. (It should look as though it’s snowed.) Wait 15 minutes or longer, then vacuum.
September/October 1999 

• Use baking soda to clean your tub and bathroom tiles. A cut lemon will remove stains.
March/April 2000

• To keep clothesline-dried clothes soft and fluffy, mix 1 cup of glycerin (available at your local natural products store) with 1 gallon of water. Add ½ cup of this mixture to the wash or rinse cycle.
May/June 2000

• One-half cup of borax dissolved in 1 gallon of hot water makes an effective, germ-killing disinfectant.
September/October 2000

• Plant leafy trees or shrubs to shade air-conditioning units; shade can mean a 10 percent reduction in the amount of electricity an AC unit uses.
May/June 2001

• Place a bucket in the shower to collect warm-up water and shower water. Use it to water your plants and compost pile.
May/June 2001

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