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Meeting the Drying Challenge

Conclusion of the series, “Doing Your Own Laundry on the Road” You’ve washed and rinsed your clothes by hand. Now they’re clean . . . and wet. The final step is making sure they dry sufficiently. Most hotels discourage guests … Continue reading

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5 Do-It-Yourself-Laundry Options While Traveling

Part 2 in the series, “Doing Your Own Laundry on the Road” Last week looked at soaps available for washing your own clothing while you travel. This week we’ll look at the actual hand-laundry process. Self-laundry Options and Methods 1. … Continue reading

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The Power of Premoistened

Prepackaged moist wipes, pads, and towelettes allow you to get through security with fewer items stuffed into your quart-size liquids bag. Their purpose is generally for cleansing, but sometimes they also include medicinal products. At home you might be frugal … Continue reading

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Fighting Germs on Your Journeys

While you can’t always count on skies being friendly these days, you can count on them being germy. According to Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, the three most bacteria-laden spots on airplanes are toilets, tray … Continue reading

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Repurpose Fabric for Cleaning and More

In response to last week’s post about sheet rags and bath-towel dusters, reader Hema wrote, “I would like to add that men’s cotton undershirts and children’s cotton diapers are quite absorbent, and I use them for cleaning.” Hema’s right. So … Continue reading

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Save Money with Sheet Rags and Bath-Towel Dusters

Using fabric instead of disposable wipes for household cleaning can save a lot of money while reducing the amount of trash going to landfills. Since each Savage Sister has her own favorite tip on the subject, we’ll both contribute to … Continue reading

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The Savage Sisters’ Super Glass Cleaner

Do you ever wonder how minerals can be good for the body but bad for windows and laundry? As a nurse, I’m fascinated by the fact that calcium and magnesium keep our bones strong and our hearts beating, but they … Continue reading

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