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5 Creative Ways to Reuse Plastic Cosmetic, Shampoo and Lotion Bottles

By now, most people are aware of the dangers posed by plastic to our environment. Along with this awareness has come a desire for healthier alternatives. Unfortunately, when it comes to toiletries, plastic remains the dominant packaging choice by manufacturers. So until better alternatives are available, consumers have to resort to upcycling or recycling product packaging, containers and bottles. Upcycling (a creative form of reuse) is somewhat similar to recycling when you consider that in both processes, the same item is still being put to use. The difference though is that recycling almost always involves turning an item to raw materials which can be used to reproduce again but when we reuse, we put the item – as it is...

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17 Dorm Organization Hacks That Will Make Your College Life So Much Easier

This post is all about dorm organization hacks. Being in the know on how to organize your dorm and all the dorm organization hacks is KEY to living comfortably in such a small space. I remember I had so much stuff to move into such a small room and if it wasn't for all these organization hacks and products, my stuff would have been overflowing everywhere.  This post is all about dorm organization hacks. Best Dorm Organization Hacks Ideas:1. Front Opening Cloth Storage Recreate This Dorm Hack: I think these front opening containers are GENIUS. The cloth fabric makes them flexible and easy to fit in small places. These would be super great to separate your dirty clothes too!2. Use...

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The Best Clothes Steamers of 2020

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Got wrinkled clothing? Although irons have been the standard tool to smooth out wrinkles for generations, ironing is quickly becoming an old school technique. After all, irons are heavy, hot, can easily burn thinner fabrics like silk or melt polyester, and perform best on a horizontal flat surface like an ironing board. In a word, they’re awkward. So along come clothing steamers to the rescue. Small and light enough to take with you while traveling, several portable models work just as well as their commercial grade brethren. Stand-up models are the preferred choice of clothing retailers and career professionals alike, because...

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It’s Less of a Hassle to Wash Laundry by Hand Than You Think

Right about now, thousands—even millions—of city dwellers are likely finding themselves in a predicament. That pile of dirty clothes is growing, but going to the laundromat doesn’t exactly jive with staying indoors. If you’re not lucky enough to have an in-unit washer and dryer, figuring out how to do your laundry at home in this period of isolation can be a challenge—but it doesn’t have to be a drag. It just takes a little more time and strategizing than your normal routine. Follow the advice of Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd, cofounders of The Laundress, and you’ll tackle that pile in no time: Work in Small Batches While you might typically wait for your hamper to fill up before heading...

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No matter how beautiful and organized your laundry area looks, if you don’t have a routine for getting laundry to the washer, into the dry and back to bedrooms you will still have a problem.  These tips will help you establish a routine that will...

Collect the laundry 1. Keep a central collection area for your laundry close to where people change.  The main bathroom, near the bedrooms, is often a good choice. Keep three hampers – one each for light, medium and dark-coloured clothing. Make sure everyone knows to empty pockets, because no one else is going to check. You may prefer to have each person have their own bin in their room. Have everyone in the family sort their laundry and put it in the hamper. 2. Keep a stain remover nearby so that everyone can treat the stains on their own clothing.  Children may need help with the most difficult, like blood.  Use shampoo without conditioner on grease stains. Once stains are...

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