Green (eco-friendly) moving tips to help you save money while being environmentally friendly at the same time. Some of the ideas include: find a moving company with sustainable business practices, reuse green moving and packing supplies, and don’t move every single item from your old house to your new house!
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Wondering what to do with all of your used baby items (like all of those super-soft used baby blankets) when your baby is no longer a baby? I counted nearly 20 baby blankets in my son’s closet… he’s now 2 years old! I wanted to donate them to a special cause. Here’s my experience donating baby blankets to charity, a list of where to donate used baby blankets, and some fun ways to repurpose baby blankets and reuse them around the house!
Honestly, I’ve never been diligent about using reusable shopping bags — because most are just too small. And you still have to carry a ton of bags from the shopping cart to your car… and then from your car to your kitchen. But since I’ve had these 4 large Lotus Trolley Bags, I use them all the time! Grocery shopping has never been easier. Here’s why I like the Lotus reusable shopping cart bags so much…
Honestly, I’ve never been diligent about using reusable shopping bags — because most are just too small. And you still have to carry a ton of bags from the shopping cart to your car… and then from your car to your kitchen. But since I’ve had these 4 large Lotus Trolley Bags, I use them all the time! Grocery shopping has never been easier. Here’s why I like the Lotus reusable shopping cart bags so much and think you will too!
Planting a new tree in your yard? You can save money by doing the tree planting yourself… it’s easy! (I know because I just planted a new elm tree in my backyard myself.) See how to plant a tree step by step — in just 4 steps!
Tired of paying high water bills? Have you heard of the ways you can use a rain catcher to lower those bills? You probably also didn’t know that 623 gallons of water can be harvested from 1 inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof and as far as rain barrels are concerned, a typical 1/2-inch rainfall will fill a 50- to 55-gallon barrel. I’m sharing everything I know about making rainwater collection an efficient way to lower your bills and help the environment.
Wondering what to do with all of your used baby blankets when your baby is no longer a baby? I counted nearly 20 baby blankets in my son’s closet… he’s now 2 years old! I wanted to donate them to a special cause. Here’s my experience donating baby blankets to charity, a list of where to donate used baby blankets, and some fun ways to repurpose baby blankets and reuse them around the house!
Here’s a really cool way to repurpose old 45 vinyl records into a DIY lamp that changes colors and plays music. Yep, this DIY glow lamp is actually a color-changing bluetooth speaker lamp! See how I did it…
DIY Lantern Tutorial – see how I glued Dollar Store glass gems to the outside of jars & inexpensive solar path lights to jar lids to make solar lanterns that are weatherproof!
While I don’t think that CBD oil is the magical cure for everything that goes wrong in the body, I do believe that the properties of CBD are quite beneficial for some conditions. Here’s what I’ve learned about CBD vs. THC and my personal experience using CBD oil for pain management.
There is one super simple way to reduce the amount of money you throw away on your electricity bill every month… switch out your incandescent light bulbs for LED light bulbs. You’ll not only recoup the cost of the LED light bulb you bought, but you’ll also save hundreds — maybe even thousands — of dollars on your monthly electricity bills! Here’s how…
I like to repurpose things whenever I can, and I’m always wanting a fast easy way to start a fire in our fire pit — so I came up with this simple idea for DIY fire starters using dryer lint, tealight candles, and toilet paper tubes. It’s a good way to repurpose dryer lint and cardboard tubes from paper towels & toilet paper. Plus, these dryer lint fire starters work really well! Here’s how I make them…
Want the easiest way to get sparkling, streak free windows? I’m constantly removing dog nose prints, cat paw prints, and my son’s hand prints from our glass sliding doors using this method. It’s the fastest way I can clean the windows without streaks or chemicals!
Honestly, I’ve never been diligent about using reusable shopping bags — because most are just too small. And you still have to carry a ton of bags from the shopping cart to your car… then again from your car to your kitchen. But since I’ve had these 4 large Lotus Trolley Bags, I use them all the time! Grocery shopping has never been easier. Here’s why I like the Lotus reusable shopping cart bags so much…
I wanted to buy an affordable potted tree for my backyard, so I turned to a site called Fast Growing Trees. Here’s why I’d buy trees online from them again.
Whether you have issues with regular (traditional) pregnancy products or not, there’s just something special about wanting to protect your baby’s health and pureness from conception to birth. I’ve got some great suggestions for you… that helped me when I was pregnant and looking for organic pregnancy products on a budget. See which ingredients in foods & beauty products are safe to use during pregnancy.
Looking for a cheap and easy way to build an attractive rain barrel? It’s way easier than you think! See 3 examples of pretty rain barrels: 1) Wooden rain barrels with rain chains, 2) Plastic rain barrels with potted plants, and 3) Ugly rain barrels with vines growing down the sides. These are all attractive rain barrels that you can make very affordably yourself
I like to keep my plastic shopping bags rolled together, organized in self-dispensing bundles. It’s really easy to do. You just have to fold them together in a certain way. I’m going to show you how to roll plastic bags so you can easily pull out one bag at a time. Plus, fun ways to save time & money with your reusable shopping bags!
My budget-friendly tips for creating an eco friendly house. 9 simple ideas — from replacing plastic with natural materials to choosing eco friendly cleaning products and 7 other green home tips.
You have to plan ahead how you’ll be watering plants on vacation even though you’re not there. Here are 2 really simple ways to water plants while away + 3 clever DIY solutions that you might want to try. My best ideas for watering house plants on vacation.
A few years ago, I moved into a new house and installed a smart lighting system throughout as part of an extensive remodel. Here is my personal experience with smart lighting — the pros and cons of this smart home technology that makes the lights go on and off automatically on a schedule and whenever motion is sensed.
Make small, easy, fun changes to throw the greenest Super Bowl party on the block! We’ve got the best picks for beer, food, and homemade penalty flags.
See why palm oil is so dangerous and how palm oil products are being used these days. Since palm oil is labeled under many different aliases, here’s a list of ingredients to look for if you want to avoid palm oils in the products you buy.
LED bulbs are more affordable than ever – so I’m finally converting my entire home to LED light bulbs. See my top 5 picks for the best performing cheap LED bulbs.
I love the holidays, but I also love Earth. That’s why I recycle Christmas trees, flowers & other organic materials that I use for Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas. Here’s how…
What if you have an unexpected vegetarian dinner guest this year? Here are 3 quick & easy vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes to wow your dinner guests.
Looking for some spooky ecofriendly Halloween decorations this year? Make your own Halloween LED lights! Here’s how…
I love buying green furniture for my house! Here’s what you need to know before you buy eco friendly furniture + Tips on buying used and recycled furniture
Here’s proof: 4 reasons automatic car washes are environmentally friendly. Plus 4 money-saving tips before you take your car through an automatic car wash.
Want to go green at your home office? That’s what I did. See how much money you’ll save by changing a few things in your home office & making it ecofriendly
See why I think the SnapPower LED night light is the best night light ever — both from a practical, low-budget standpoint and from an eco-friendly one.
Got Mardi Gras beads? You can reuse parade parade beads as gift wrap, a DIY chandelier, drink coasters, centerpieces, party favors – or just recycle them!
Here’s where to find free materials for all your DIY projects: free pallets, barrels, mulch, lumber, dirt, rocks, trees, plants, and seasonal craft items!
If you’re looking for a green job, here are 10 awesome career choices. From urban planning to recycling, these are 10 green jobs that are booming!
You can make recycling a lot more fun and less of a chore at home – for both adults AND kids! These 5 unique recycling ideas will make things a lot easier.
These 10 are definitely the best indoor plants to clean the air inside your house. These houseplants are all easy to find, and most are super easy to grow!
See why Zoo Doo is one of the most popular (and effective) types of organic fertilizer around. We also have tips on how to use it and where you can get it.
Eco friendly coffee practices go WAY beyond just using green coffee beans. I’ve found a few clever ways to go green while drinking coffee. Have you tried these?
Recycled paper from old magazines, newspapers, and phone books can be put to good use by trying one of these 5 fun recycled art projects!
LED Christmas tree lights are greener and cheaper than incandescent holiday lights. Use this free Holiday Lighting Calculator to see the energy savings!
A living Christmas tree helps you stay ever-“green” during the holidays – for years to come. Tips, tricks & more to help you care for a live Christmas tree.
Wondering if leaf scoops really work better than a traditional rake when you’re raking leaves? I tried a set of ReLeaf leaf scoops. Here’s why I like ’em.
Think an automatic car wash is eco-friendly? It’s not! 5 DIY car wash tips to save water AND the environment. Plus some of the best car wash supplies to try
Looking for fun and rewarding ways to recycle your fall foliage? Here are 3 great ways to use fall leaves around the house.
Find out why it’s more environmentally friendly (and healthier for you) to use an old-fashioned push reel mower. Reviews, green mowing tips, and more!
The best ways to attract bees and other helpful garden insects to your organic garden – like butterflies! Plus a list of the top plants that attract bees.
Like animals? Want to help save endangered species? Here are 3 fun wildlife tours that help support wildlife conservation at the same time!
Ecotourism is a way to enjoy vacation while staying green. Here are 4 green vacation ideas you can explore right near your home – with tips to get started!
Green lunches are quite popular these days. Here are 4 eco-frindly-dining habits that allow you to stay green when eating on the go!
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) can save you from $40 to $135 over the life of the bulb! Here’s how to choose the right CFL bulbs for your needs.