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In this category, do-it-yourself home, you will find tutorials which will help you make do-it-yourself home products:

  • ideas, tips, and tutorials on everything that can help you have a chemical-free home.
  • why should you use non-toxic cleaning and laundry products
  • which non-toxic products we use to clean our home
  • how to make cleaning products yourself and as a result of this article, you will know how to:
  • laundry detergent tutorial and dishwasher powder tutorial
  • what eco-ingredients you need to have at home in order to make your own non-toxic products
  • how and why you should shop locally and in-season
  • why quality matters over quantity and price
  • other do-it-yourself tips and tutorials

Spring Cleaning – Bring New Things In Your Life

I really didn’t want to hear about spring cleaning but then a friend of mine (Ani, you know who you are!) mentioned Marie Kondo. According to her, you should regularly part ways with items that you don’t use or don’t bring you any happiness.

Even Feng-Shui, ancient Chinese art, and science that helps you organize space based on the flow of energy promote spring cleaning.

Low Waste Home – DIY cleaning products

Making your own cleaning products such as laundry detergent or a dishwasher powder is easy and budget-friendly which is important as for some people, the cost of buying in bulk and organic is prohibitive.

Our video tutorial is easy to follow so I won’t waste your time by explaining how to make your eco-friendly laundry detergent and dishwasher powder.

DIY: Paperless Gift Wrapping – Furoshiki

Furoshiki is one of the ways you can incorporate zero waste thinking this festive season. You will save money as there is no need to buy wrapping paper, tape, bows or ribbons that contain plastic.

It is an ancient Japanese gift wrapping technique which uses cloth instead of paper. It is simple, ecological and there are several folding and tying techniques.

Easy Tie-Dye Tutorial: Reinvent Spotted Clothes

I always admire parents whose kids look impeccably clean. I don’t know how they do it. When I feel like desperate after I changed Chloe-Sofia for the third time, I remember what my mom likes to say: “Happy kids are dirty.” It is a sign that they are playing, enjoying nature and having fun. Who cares if the pants got wet and muddy? Let me just say that I am learning to relax and let Chloe-Sofia be herself. 

Some time ago I began to put aside her clothes with the most persistent stains. I tried all the tricks you can think of (bleach, cold water, vinegar) but as nothing worked, I decided to approach it differently. Instead of trying to fight it, I used it to my advantage. I got several packets of fabric dye and dusted off long lost my tie-dye knowledge. 

DIY Original Christmas Decorations

My favorite Christmas decorations that are simple, budget-friendly and easy to make.

Chloe-Sofia is 19 months old so instead of decorating our Christmas tree with decorations that she can break (and hurt herself), I decided to make them myself.

I little DIY never hurt nobody, right? I found a lot of inspiration on Pinterest and YouTube so if you want to look for more ideas, check these channels out.

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