Making your own cleaning supplies is one of the easiest things you can do to green your home and it will save you A LOT of money once you do. This DIY non-toxic all-purpose household cleaner takes only a few minutes to make and uses ingredients you probably already have in your home. I use this for for just about every cleaning job in my home, especially in the kitchen and bathroom, and I love knowing that it’s completely safe around my kids.
Living in Southern California with 6 kids makes me a bit of an oddball. Let’s be honest. It is expensive to live here and kids can cost a lot of money. People ask me all the time how we manage to make it work and one of the main reasons it does is because I’m super cheap. I’m always looking for ways to cut costs so we can spend money on some of the fun things in life. A few years ago we did a serious overhaul of our energy use and the difference in our monthly bill has been huge.
When my son was diagnosed with asthma we knew that we’d need to make some changes around our home to improve his health. One of the first places we needed to make changes was his bedroom. A few simple changes to his bedroom environment made an enormous difference in his health and comfort level so if you have a child with asthma (or suffer from asthma yourself) I’d highly recommend an asthma-friendly bedroom makeover.