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So if you're wondering how to clean your dishwasher, more specifically, looking into removing residue from hard water, this is the post for you! I too have that icky white film on dishes, glasses, and inside of my dishwasher! My husband even complained that the glasses SMELLED! WHAT!?
I'm not quite up to the task of making a homemade dishwasher detergent, and read how damaging vinegar and other things can actually be for your dishwasher. But I wanted something environmentally friendly, a more natural dishwasher detergent. I checked the EWG Database, they have great guides and a huge database where they rate products' safety based on the chemicals they include (THE best to search for the best environmentally friendly cleaners).
Please note, this is NOT SPONSORED, I simply bought some products that scored REALLY well on the EWG database and seemed to have great reviews for getting rid of white film in dishwasher, and figured I'd share how they worked for me, in case they might work for you!
Supposedly Lemi Shine products use citric acid to break down hard water residue and whatever is contributing to your cloudy dishes. Seventh Generation Dishwasher Detergent is a great environmentally friendly dishwasher detergent (and according to GE, dish detergent packs do better than liquid, but be careful if you have little ones at home who may mistake them for candy), but the Lemishine Booster is what really really did the trick. It didn't get my glasses 100% crystal clear but got them to about a 90, and cleaned the dishwasher completely.
Watch the video to see how they did (links under the video to purchase, if so inclined):
Do you have another technique for getting rid of white hard water residue? Are your glasses completely clear and spotless?? I'd LOVE to hear your tips, share in a comment below!!!!
If you're buying a house or thinking of renovating yours, this post is for you! Some desirable items or functions in a home are obvious, maybe they're luxuries or even conveniences you currently live without and can't wait to have (this was me lusting after a washer and dryer after living the NYC apartment life for a decade!). Other things you desire might be an upgrade on your home decor, such as eyeing up neon signs from a website like NeonMama, or choosing some new house plants. There are other less well known but amazing upgrades and improvements out there that you may want to consider when buying a house, especially if you're planning to build or renovate. You may have never even heard of some of these things. For example, you might never have thought of the possibility of getting a custom pool building in your yard. Simply put, you don't know what you don't know, which is why I've put together this great list of must-haves for your dream home (compiled from lots of research on the web and many Facebook threads)! Did I miss any? Leave a comment below!
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WHOLE HOUSE SYSTEMS (heating, cooling, plumbing)
LIVING ROOM & LAUNDRY
ENTRY / GARAGE / ATTIC / BASEMENT
PATIO / OUTDOORS
So, yeah, just a FEW must-haves on our home shopping list! HA! Have you renovated your home to include any of the above? Love them, hate them? Are there any great home features you love and recommend that I left off? Share in a comment below!!
Valentine's Day is coming up and we're overwhelmed with gift guides promoting jewelry and flowers and all kinds of goodies to woo a loved one. Don't worry, this is not another one of those. What I've got instead is a Valentine's Gift Guide for yourself! Here are some great ideas for promoting self-care and a healthier heart!!
**Disclaimer: unless noted, I have not personally tried the items below and hold no liability as to their quality. They're just items I found while searching and think they look great (and might buy myself!!). Make sure to discuss starting an exercise regime with your doctor. Also, links below are affiliate links, meaning you don't pay more but we receive a small commission from purchases made after clicking. It's how we bloggers make money yo! Thank you!!
IN HOME EXERCISE EQUIPMENT:
Instead of heart-shaped candies (a minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips), how about upping your fitness game!? We're nearly a year into the pandemic, being "safe at home" and all that, so if you haven't gotten some exercise equipment for staying fit and healthy at home, now is the time!! Don't worry, there's something for every budget, whether you're doing free aerobics videos on YouTube, jumping rope in the driveway, or investing a few grand into a professional machine and subscription to live classes with peppy instructors.
About Me ^_^
I'm a NYC metro area mom blogger living in NJ with my Japanese husband & our 3 kids (twins plus 1). This blog is chock full of product reviews, family travel guides, and giveaways galore! It's also home to Bay Ridge Families, and several guides focused on kid-friendly activities and guides to South Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, as well as family-friendly destinations beyond the NYC area (check the menu bar!)