Whether replacing your counters is part of a larger renovation project or just one update you want to do in your kitchen, eco-friendly counter tops are a smart upgrade.
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May means warmer weather and gardening season, which I love. But it also means it’s time for bugs to emerge from their winter hiatus. Check out some of these inexpensive, effective natural insect repellents to protect your home.
A bag of regular ol’ lemons costs roughly $3. Most household cleaners are about the same price or even less, so why would you even want to spend money on using lemon-based cleaners? Read on to find out why!
Most of us probably throw our excess paper in the trash, which is okay, right? It composts down at a landfill and goes back into the Earth. Well, kind of, but recycling paper is much better. Find out why!
It’s April 22, which is much like Christmas for us environmentally conscious folks. For those of you not in the loop or in case you forgot, it’s Earth Day!
At one point you’ve probably driven through a neighborhood and saw a house covered with solar panels on the roof. This type of home, known as an active solar home, simply has the addition of solar panels to the already existing structure. However, some people are taking advantage of solar energy without solar panels—creating a new style of home construction called passive solar homes.
So how can we improve our eco-friendly credentials while keeping costs down? I’ve got several quick fixes that will help you to reduce your consumption and energy bills without breaking the bank.
Are you tired of smelly, DEET-ridden mosquito repellents? I found a few plants you can add to your garden and patio area – creating a fortress against those nasty, blood-sucking bugs.
One problem I have with my backyard is that 90% of it sees more shade than sun. While this works out well when we want to play horseshoes or Frisbee on hot summer days, it doesn’t bode well for my garden. After a little research, I found a great solution for my problem.
Using an outdoor clothesline in the summer saves you money in several different ways. Plus it’s another small step toward reducing your energy consumption and making the planet a healthier place.