Standard household cleaners may look innocent enough, but they have a profoundly negative impact on the health of our families and the health of our planet. Chemical-based cleaning products are packed with harmful toxins, worsening conditions such as asthma and eczema while spreading harmful gases into the atmosphere. Do your part to help the environment by making a switch to natural, eco-friendly products that will still leave your home looking squeaky clean.
Homemade Cleaning Solutions
The cheapest and simplest way to move over to non-toxic cleaning is by making your own cleaning solutions. The following products are easy to get hold of and can be mixed and matched to [...]
Want to save some cash on your grocery bills and embrace a new hobby as a family? Why not skip the produce aisle and grow your own vegetables instead? You don’t need a ton of space in your backyard, just a small patch set aside, and even gardening novices will find that growing vegetables is relatively simple once you get the hang of it. Try out some of these gardening favorites this year.
If you’re the kind of person who loves to munch a big bowl of salad for lunch every day, you could certainly benefit from growing your very own lettuce heads in your backyard. Lettuce is fairly straightforward to grow- they can be planted in simple rows for easy mulching, and [...]
Whether you’re hoping to bring down the cost of your energy bills or just do your part to help out the environment, boosting the efficiency of the appliances you use in your home can go a long way. Certain appliances can be switched over to more energy efficient products, but in other cases you can simply change the way you run your home to improve your overall energy expenditure.
Buying New Appliances
If you’re looking to replace your old, less efficient appliances with a newer model then there are certain things you’ll need to look out for. The main thing to keep an eye out for is the Energy Star logo. This symbol was created by the US Environmental Protection Agency [...]
Giving your home a new splash of color is an inexpensive and simple way to revamp your décor. A few simple color changes can instantly make your home look fresh, stylish and new, with no major purchases or drastic interior design necessary. When done well, a good paint job will automatically uplift your space. Here are a few tips to get you painting your interior like a professional, saving you the trouble of getting someone else to do it for you.Mix The Same Color Together
Although the cans may say that the color is the same, paint colors can differ slightly between separate cans. To avoid having an awkward change in color halfway through your wall, mix all of the cans [...]