7 Green Hacks For Cleaning Up Old Silver

Cleaning up silver, like those beautiful antique water pitchers, tea pots and silverware, has traditionally meant rubbing on a funky smelling cream to remove that black tarnish and dipping silver jewelry into some kind of powerful chemical eye-burning liquid. Those overwhelmingly strong smells had to mean it was working, right? Well, they’re not exactly doing what you think they’re doing as “stealing” may be the… [read more]

20 Lemon Cleaning Hacks For Every Room In The House

If you are looking for a natural cleaning and disinfecting solution, lemons are the answer. Lemons can be used for all types of cleaning. Why are they so effective? Chemically speaking, what you and your tongue detect to be sour in lemons is citric acid. Lemons are quite acidic, more so than even orange juice or black coffee. All of that citric acid in lemon… [read more]

Homemade Ant Repellent Spray To Get Rid Of Ants For Good

We can all enjoy the beauty of nature, but when nature tries to come indoors, it can become an issue. If ants have invaded your home, or you want to make sure they don’t, then opt for this spray. The blend of essential oils and vinegar help repel and even kill unwanted ants. Further Reading: 10 Ways To Get Rid Of Ants From Your Home… [read more]

8 Genius Ways To Get Rid Of Wasps & Keep Them Away

Last year, there was said to be an all-out “war on wasps” in many areas of the country, mostly believed to be the result of climate change, as the stinging insects normally die off during the winter, but when there aren’t enough freezing cold days, they survive. The warmer weather also gives the queen’s first broods a better chance of survival. The colonies are bigger… [read more]

11 Fragrant Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance you have to endure when you go outdoors, they’re a legitimate cause for health concerns. They buzz around, searching for people or animals to dine on, sucking out their blood and bringing all sorts of diseases and viruses with them, like Zika, malaria and west Nile virus, none of which you’d probably wish on your worst enemy. But, dousing yourself,… [read more]

14 Genius Tricks To Keep Flies Out Of Your Home & Garden

Flies are not only annoying, they’re major carriers of disease. They are known to transfer more than 100 pathogens that can result in illness, including cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis, and dysentery. They collect those pathogens on their legs and mouths when feeding on trash, faeces and other decaying material. Plus, some types of flies, such as sciarid flies, can damage both your houseplants and your garden… [read more]

7 Steps To Quick Pickle Any Vegetable

Pickles are a favorite with many people around the world, and just like anything else when it comes to food, nothing beats a homemade recipe. While the store-bought type of pickles are still a good choice for your home pantry and refrigerator, being able to pickle your own cucumbers is an extremely simple and delicious process. But you don’t have to just limit your home pickling to… [read more]

How To Build Your Own Root Cellar: The Total Guide

The art and science of root cellaring – that is, a structure built below ground to preserve foods over the long winter months – was vital to survival in the days of yore. Back before the relatively recent developments of refrigeration and supermarkets (with their year-round access to fruits and vegetables), root cellars provided a natural way to store foods by using the inherent cooling,… [read more]

7 Ways A Humidifier Kills Illness, Improves Hair & Skin & Reduces Utility Bills + 3 Best To Buy

Now is the perfect time to get a humidifier – while they’re great to have anytime of the year, during the typically drier winter months, they’re especially beneficial. When the air is dry, your respiratory system isn’t happy. Even if you don’t have any medical issues whatsoever, you can suffer as your skin and nasal passages get dry, which means you’ll probably wake up with… [read more]

18 Apple Cider Vinegar Hacks To Clean Every Room In Your Home

Apple cider vinegar has so many uses everyone should always have at least one bottle in the house (and if you don’t, you can get a giant bottle from here). It’s gotten a lot of press recently about its medicinal benefits, and offers a myriad of ways to use it in all sorts of recipes, but did you realize there are ways to use it… [read more]