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Water Wisdom

In honor of World Water Day (March 22, 2019) I thought I would swim over to this category of greenness this week. Water…the essence of life.  Without it everything, EVERYTHING, on earth would die.  It is to our bodies as motor oil is to a car’s engine.  It’s a lubricant and facilitator.  Picture the classic scene of a parched desert floor…cracked and curled plates of dusty earth.  Barren of vegetation, it is fragile and inflexible. 

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Reusing versus Recycling

I’ve heard on the news a bit recently that much of the stuff we put into recycling doesn’t actually GET recycled.  It’s been shipped to China. “East and West are inextricably connected by their plastic trash, as wealthy nations sell their recycled plastic scrap to Asia for the simple fact it’s easier to ship it around the world than process it at home.  That convenience was cast in a new light last January, when China,

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Why It’s Important to “Go Green”

I think if you ask any random person they will tell you that they are (at least) trying to “go green”.  They’ve collected a few reusable bags that they occasionally remember to bring with them to the grocery store, or they will pick the recycling bin at Starbucks for their empty cup in a moment of awareness.  But mostly…we are not paying attention to the end result.  I’m just as guilty as the next person. 

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The Green Cleaning Lady

Hi there! My name is Amy and I’ve been getting paid to clean for over 25 years.  It started as a side gig to my bartending job to make more money, but then, when I picked up more and more cleaning work, it was to get off the night shift.  I was a single mom and the difference in schedules between school days and work nights was brutal.  But I did it.  It’s what moms

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Housecleaning is Skilled labor

“…Am I being cheap or unrealistic that $17-20 an hour for house cleaning seems a little high?  I’m not trying to be rude by any means as I understand it can potentially be physically demanding work, but it’s not exactly the kind of thing that requires a college degree education.” This appeared on a Facebook post not long ago, and I have to admit, it got me a little steamed.  Technically, no, one does not

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What does it mean to be Bonded?

Bonding…what IS that anyway?  Friends and family tell us to hire someone who is “bonded” to be safe.  Bonding is what could be called “theft insurance”.  Different than liability insurance, it’s a separate policy that reputable companies invest in.  It means that the work is truly guaranteed and backed up with insurance. Say a handy man has asked for half down on your new kitchen project.  The estimate was for $10K, so you give him

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