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...

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?...

Mold Avoidance 101: 3 Principles We Follow

What is Mold Avoidance? We started using the term "mold avoidance" after reading the book, A Beginner’s Guide to Mold Avoidance: Techniques Used by Hundreds...

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...

Mold Sabbatical Recap

I went out west for 5 weeks with our 3 kids to take a Mold Sabbatical (as outlined in Lisa Petrison and Eric Johnson's...

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...

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...

Mold Sabbatical – Day 2

Wednesday, May 24th - We all slept until my alarm went off, and then we did our final stage of "decontamination." We changed out of...

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...

Mold Sabbatical – Day 3

Thursday, May 25th - The Wingate had a pancake maker as part of their breakfast spread, which the kids had fun with. At the push...

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