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SPECIAL EDITION: ECO-URBAN STUDIES: “LIVING LIGHTER WITH LESS”
Coming this week and next to The Monday Garden are a series of articles on “Living Lighter With Less”

I was drafting, for other use, a collection of thoughts on ways to keep a small home (mostly likely a high-rise apartment) reasonably clean in minimum time with minimum money while leaving a light footprint on the planet and not poisoning ourselves or our pets. Post-Katrina, I’m now rewriting and posting the material on inmygarden.org as this material might be useful to some of the thousands who are now rebuilding the basics. This material is for:

• those starting over from scratch on a minimal budget;
• those doubling and tripling up in a smaller space than they are used to;
• those downsizing from a detached dwelling to an apartment; and
• those who want a clean, attractive home with minimum effort and cost.

If you have a suggestion to add, please post it in the comments section following the article.

Here’s a taste of what’s to come:

• HOW TO COPE WITH APARTMENT AND MULTIPLE-FAMILY LIVING

• THE ONLY CLEANING PRODUCTS AND TOOLS YOU NEED.

• FURNISHING A SMALL HOME ON A SMALL BUDGET: A ROOM-BY-ROOM CHECK LIST

• CHOICES TO CUT YOUR CLEANING TIME IN HALF

• MAKE A HOME GYM THAT FITS IN A 24” BOX FOR UNDER $100.