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Note: As of 2017, The New Homemaker is an archive. The articles on the site are all original to TNH.

Dirty dishes are an inescapable fact of life (in fact, I'm ignoring the pile in my sink right now). But sooner or later, they've got to be done. While scrubbing dried-on enchilada sauce off a baking dish isn't my idea of great fun, having the right tools can make this job more enjoyable.

Handmade dishcloths are environmentally sound, attractive, and relaxing to make. The very first thing I knitted was a square cotton dishcloth. I still use it.

The more you eat, the better you--and your wallet--feel!
Cook-ahead breakfasts for the freezer
My favorites for natural--and cheap--skin care