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I’m not going to talk about all the good reasons to have a clothesline. I’m just going to tell you that you need one and they are really easy to hang. Here are some simple instructions for a sturdy, taut clothesline that will last.
I hosted a clothing swap at my house. It was easy, fun, and a success! There are lots of different rules and guidelines you can follow when hosting a swap but this one was simple in that there really weren’t any rules.
I made a very simple, unscented all-purpose soap using the instructions in Little House in the Suburbs by Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskins. (An excellent book, by the way.) I did modify their recipe slightly but I followed their instructions to the letter. The process looked like this:
One way to score some free wood is to get old shipping pallets, which are easy to find for free. A lot of pallets (most, it seems) are made of treated wood but some are heat treated instead. You can easily identify which are heat treated because they will be stamped “HT” like this:
I can’t figure out how corporations can make millions (billions?) of dollars a year on household cleaners. Most of them are completely unnecessary. You can clean your whole house really well with a few simple ingredients: baking soda, vinegar, liquid castile soap (like Dr. Bronner’s brand ), and club soda.