Category Archives: sustainability

High Tech Slow Cookers To Bring Your Kitchen Into The 21st Century

If you grew up thinking granny’s slow cooker was only good for potlucks, think again. Modern design changes make crock pots the ideal cooking vessel for just about any busy family – just add ingredients in the morning, set it, and come home to a hearty, healthy, home-cooked meal at the end of the day. Continue reading

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Sick Of Paying To Power Your Holiday Lights? Try Solar Ones Instead

If last year’s holiday electric bills threatened to turn you into a Scrooge, consider switching to solar instead of skipping the season. They’re reasonably priced, easy to install, totally free to maintain, and just as beautiful as last year’s setup! Continue reading

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Make Your Mattress Last: How To Keep Your Bed Clean, Comfy, And Bug Free

With all the scare tactics encouraging you to buy new mattresses more often, it can be hard to separate fact from gross-out factor. Here’s everything you need to know about keeping your bed safe, clean, and comfortable in the long term. Continue reading

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Make Your Appliances Work Better, Longer – Simple Maintenance Tips To Increase The Lifespan Of Your Appliances

Some of the biggest expenses your home will incur always come back to major appliances. But how well you care for those big machines makes a big difference in their life span. If you take a little extra time to care for and maintain your appliances, you can greatly extend their useful life, energy efficiency, and even help improve their performance. Continue reading

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Seven Easy, Eco-Friendly Changes That Can Save You Serious Money

Going green and saving money go hand in hand – there are tons of quick, easy changes you can make around your home that will be gentle on your wallet as well as mother earth. Even if you aren’t looking to play Captain Planet, these easy swaps can save you some serious cash. Continue reading

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The Best Baby Food Isn’t On The Market, It’s In Your Kitchen

Store bought baby food is a convenience most parents have come to rely on, but as food becomes more and more processed, and we become more aware of the dangers of some food packaging practices, it might be time for a return to the old fashioned way of doing things – but with some new technology! The classics still work – food mills and food processors and blenders – but if you’re in a time crunch, a baby food maker can chop, steam cook, and puree almost any kind of food to baby-ready in about 15 minutes, just at the touch of a button, making it not only possible but preferable to make your baby food from scratch. Continue reading

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Solar Powered Landscape Lighting: A Better Way To Brighten Your Back Yard

Landscape lighting is expensive, and can be a huge pain in your wallet to install. But having the right lights on your home can do wonders for its exterior ambiance, and is great for back yard entertaining. So what’s a budget conscious homeowner to do? Consider solar landscape lighting as an alternative (or an improvement!) – easy to install and cost-free to maintain, solar powered outdoor lights are the answer to your budget woes – and will light up your stay-at-home nights. Continue reading

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Keep Your Back Yard Safe And Save A Buck Doing It: Why To Choose Solar Path Lighting

Having adequate lighting in your back yard not only enhances the appearance of your home and the ambiance of your patio, but is essential to keeping you and your family and guests safe. But installing solar path lighting rather than a traditional electric lights can save you a ton of money in the short and long run, for a lot of reasons, delivering the same result with a lot less hassle. Continue reading

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Paper or Plastic? Neither! Grab A Reusable Bag

Whether you’re invested in saving the environment or not, there are plenty of reasons to switch to reusable bags – from store incentives to outright law in some areas to the peace and ease of a home well stocked with bags, the answer to “Paper or Plastic?” should always be: neither. Continue reading

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Get Cultured: Make Your Own Yogurt

Yogurt is finally starting to get the recognition it deserves as a tasty treat, digestive aid, and great workout fuel, but even the brands that tout themselves as healthy can be bogged down with sugar, fat, and artificial ingredients. If you really want an all-natural, healthy yogurt, a home yogurt makers can churn out half a dozen individually contained servings of yogurt in any flavor you can imagine. Continue reading

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