For years now I’ve been making my own lip balm, and it’s helped me reduce waste, eliminate chemicals in my body care and keep my lips super happy!
DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects
When it comes to saving water and money around your home, an odd, but important place to look is in your toilet. If left unchecked, a leaky toilet can add a substantial amount of money to your monthly water bill. Did you know that 10% of US homes have a leak that wastes on average […]
Are you a homeowner who also happens to have a pool? If so, a great way to save money and energy around your home is by heating that pool with an electric heat pump, and like most anything, if it’s properly maintained it can go a long way in extending the life of your unit […]
A great way to ensure that your home is using energy efficiently is to add vinegar to your hot water tank. Check out this article to learn how and why it helps.
A great way to ensure that your home is using both water and energy efficiently is by installing a high efficiency faucet aerator in both your kitchen and bathroom faucets. However, not all kitchen and bathroom faucets will be the same. In some cases the aerator will be embedded into the fixture itself (like the […]
If you’re looking for a quick, easy and inexpensive way to make your home more energy efficient, try installing a filter whistle on the filter of your homes HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system. Filter whistles are simple devices that, when clogged, start to whistle. So this is effectively an “alarm” that tells you […]
Edible gifts are easy, delicious and super eco-friendly! Give the gift of homemade this holiday season as part of our Green Gift Guide 2014
When it comes to saving both money and energy around your home, installing a a new timer for your pool pump can be a great way to do just that. It’s not as complicated as you might think and the savings can be significant. Just follow these easy steps to learn how to install your […]
Having trouble getting your clothes dry while using your dryer? It could be that your dryer isn’t receiving the proper amount of electricity to perform the task, and as a result, you could be spending more money on your monthly electric bills. But how does one know whether or not that’s the case? It’s actually […]
A great way to ensure that your home is using energy efficiently is to be sure that your attic is insulated properly. Did you know that a properly insulated home can save roughly 20% of a homes annual heating and cooling costs? Its true. Thankfully, measuring your attics insulation is a very straight forward and […]
Next in our Homemade Living series, an awesome DIY natural deodorant for happy armpits! Healthy, natural and totally sustainable!
You can use a watt meter to determine how much power appliances and other electronic devices are using around your home. This article will show you how, but with the caveat that some appliances, like refrigerators and Window Air Conditioners cycle through phases. The watt meter only provides a snapshot of electricity use at the […]
One of the easiest ways to save money and energy around your home is disable your fridges automatic ice maker. I know, I know, it’s pretty nice to be able to walk up to your fridge/freezer open up the door and have a bucket full of ice waiting for you, but did you ever stop […]
Keeping your home properly insulated can a long way when it comes to ensuring that it’s using energy efficiently, but did you ever stop to think about your attic temperature and insulation? Odds are it may be the last thing you think of when it comes to home energy usage, but you’d be surprised at […]
Your laundry room represents one of the biggest opportunities for saving water, energy and money in your home, and doing so is easier than you might think. It’s not that you use your washer and dryer, it’s how you use your washer and dryer that matters the most. Today’s washers and dryers have a variety […]
If you’re looking for a way to keep your child from adding a few “special dishes” or running a few extra loads in your dishwasher, activating your dishwashers child lock feature might just be the thing you’re looking for. Fortunately it’s easy to child lock most dishwashers, and it doesn’t require any sort of special […]