Coming Up for Air

It’s been a little while – too long, really – since either one of use has written here.  Life has been a bit tumultuous...

Finding a Home: 7 Environmental Factors to Keep in Mind

When we made the change from northern to southern Utah, we looked forward to the potential of having a "safe" home where our family...

We’re Moving West

It's been a long, hard summer. After we took an eye-opening "mold sabbatical" to Utah, we returned to Illinois, embarking on the second greatest experiment...

Finding a Mold-Free Rental: 8 Places to Look for Signs of...

  Over ten months ago, my husband and I began seeking a mold-free rental for our family in central Illinois. Our goal seemed pretty simple...

House Flood? – 10 Cleanup Guidelines

We've spent a lot of time and energy looking at houses. Before we purchased our last home, we looked for 18 months for a house...

Early Dangers of Flooding

As the heartbreaking images of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation circulate around the internet and across global news, newscasters and disaster workers reminisce of the lessons...

A Night of Agony

The morning couldn’t arrive fast enough.  There’s something about the night that makes physical struggles so much more dark, intense, and scary. This particular night...

Keeping Our Spaces Clean

Our current cleaning battles go a bit beyond dust and window smudges. We often feel like we've stepped into the realm of biowarfare -...

Air-Dry Clothes In a Hurry with this Laundry Hack

Have you ever found yourself stuck with a stack of wet clothes that are needed for the next morning - but no clothes dryer? No?...

Got Mold? Don’t Use Bleach!

We are trying to pursue the next step of being in a more permanent housing situation (I can't wait to be able to decorate...

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