4 steps to prioritize the mending pile

Written by editor Nicole Bennett of Gidget Goes Home.

Ah, that mending pile. It seems to fall into the category of to-do items that contains things like Mary Poppins’ carpetbag… that is to say, it seems never-ending. There is always a button to sew back on, a strap to repair, a hole to patch. And if you like to repurpose and upcycle, then the options are endless as to what could end up in the pile.

So today, let’s take a tip-toe-ing baby step towards that pile and organize it a bit. I think that might help the tasks seem a little less daunting. Are you with me? I’ll use my own collection of things that need attention to guide us through this little experiment.

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10 uses for lemon in your home

I‘m a big fan of lemons, and have been lucky enough to have a lemon tree for the last few years. Since I’m often faced with an abundance of lemons I have found lots of ways to use them in my home, (other than making lemonade, of course)!

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My DIY Closet Office

Written by editor Nicole Bennett of Gidget Goes Home.

I thought it was time to show you all the Simple Homemade Headquarters here at my new home. This is my third office-in-a-closet, and I just love my happy little space.

So come on, step into my closet, I mean, my office. ;)

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Amana washer & dryer review {+ amazing giveaway!}

Written by editor Nicole Bennett of Gidget Goes Home.

I love it when things slide into place at just the right time. We knew we”d be moving into an all-electric condo and that our gas dryer, while in great condition, would no longer work for us. What I didn”t know was that the opportunity to receive a brand new set of Amana washer & dryer was coming my way –what a blessing!

Read on to learn more about this fabulous, energy and water-efficient pair and how you can enter to win one. (My laundry room is nowhere near that gorgeous, but now my washer and dryer are, thanks to Amana!)

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10 tips to improve the air quality in your home

Written by contributor Tiffany Larson.

During the summer I don”t think much about our indoor air quality because we are outside breathing in the fresh, mountain air.  But when the snow comes, we often spend ninety percent of our day inside breathing air that can be more seriously polluted than even the largest and most industrialized cities.

There are three methods of improving indoor air quality: controlling the source of pollution, ventilation and cleaning the air.  The most effective? Eliminate or reduce the source of pollution.

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