Whether you’re a complete noob to the indoor growing game or you can give Dwight Schrute a run for his beet-loving money, you don’t need experience to grow your own herbs. Better yet, you don’t even need lots of space! Even if you only have a single windowsill or a square foot of spare countertop, […]
Winter’s grip may be at full strength, but the gradual warmth of spring is just around the corner. Go ahead and polish off a few bottles of booze to prepare your yard or balcony for your feathered friends that return with that warmth. We’ve talked about all kinds of clever uses for empty wine bottles […]
What is the perfect way to deal with kids that are all hopped up on a Halloween sugar rush? Alcohol (for the adults, not to counteract the little ghouls’ and goblins’ sugar high). If you’re going to be cracking open a bottle or two of vino before Halloween, you can make them into some super cheap and awesome looking Halloween decorations.
Electricity is often seen as a relatively harmless resource to use. Well, harmless to everything except your wallet, anyway. Heavy users of electricity often don’t think of our use as being particularly damaging to the environment. The truth is, of course, that the electricity we all use comes from somewhere, and that somewhere is almost […]
While there’s no such thing as a perfect material in terms of recyclability, aluminum comes pretty close. Unlike paper or plastic, aluminum maintains its quality through the recycling process, meaning it can be recycled over and over again. As such, you’ve likely used recycled aluminum products without realizing it. Did you know that those soft […]
You must know the advantages of regular exercise by now right? Unfortunately, it is not always easy to get the family motivated to exercise in today’s hectic and frantic world. The great thing about exercising with the whole family is that everyone reaps the benefits; whether it’s weight loss/management, confidence/self-esteem, lower heart risks and even […]
Energy costs can take some huge bites out of your checkbook, and even if you shut off every light after use and unplug all devices that are not being utilized, you might still be surprised when your power bill arrives in your mailbox. Fortunately, there are some additional things you can do that will make […]
Are you flushing a gallon of extra water down the drain when you, ahem, “take care of your business”? Many people are. The culprit is not the flush, itself, but how the toilet refills. The good news is that the fix could not be easier (and cheaper). Take a few minutes to test your toilet and possibly save boatloads of money on wasted water.
Living greener is great, but do you have to buy a bunch of eco-friendly gadgets, gizmos and appliances, or is simply cultivating greener habits just as beneficial — if not even more so? Either step is a great one, but the answer to the question of which (acting greener vs buying greener) saves more energy, […]