10 Unexpected Ways You’re Hurting The Environment At Home

You probably think you know the many ways to reduce your carbon footprint, like turning the lights off, walking instead of driving, and using reusable bags at the grocery store. But there are probably many things you do on a daily basis that you don’t realize are hurting the environment – and, even if they seem small, they can add up in a big way.… [read more]

How To Make Totally Free Laundry Soap From Horse Chestnuts (Conkers)

I’m always looking for ways to save money, so when I stumbled across this cool tutorial on Zero Waste Chef about using horse chestnuts (or conkers) to make laundry soap I knew I had to give it a try. I’ve used soap nuts, but there have been some concerns that their rising popularity may be hurting those who’ve been using them for centuries – they’re… [read more]

Top 3 Solar Chargers For Charging Your Phone & Small Devices On The Go

Thanks to the numerous advancements in technology, today we have a wealth of electronic gadgets at our fingertips, from smartphones and laptops to tablets and portable printers that make doing work from a remote location easier than ever. These portable devices make it possible to enjoy the increasingly popular mobile lifestyle so that we can work or have fun on the go – until those… [read more]

8 Reasons To Join The Tiny House Living Movement

Tiny houses have become a huge thing – do a google search and you’ll find countless blogs about it, or just flip through the channels on TV, there’s Tiny House, Big Living, Tiny House Nation, the list just seems to go on and on. These tiny, compact, affordable houses are practically everywhere you look.  Simply put, tiny house living is a social movement in which… [read more]

7 Tips For Keeping Chickens In The City

While raising chickens in the city may not be for everyone, it could be more of an option than you might think. Even people who live in the city can reap the myriad of benefits just a small flock can bring, and it’s really no more time consuming to care for them than the effort it takes to take a dog for a walk. And,… [read more]

10 Brilliant Ways To Use All Those Blackberries You Forage

Of the Rubus genus, the blackberry plant is a hardy and adaptable perennial that can grow just as vigorously in nutrient-stripped wastelands as it does in the verdant wilds of the forest. Comprising of more than 375 species, blackberries can be found all over the world. Its ubiquity, sweet tasting fruit, and ease of identification makes the blackberry plant a favorite among novice and expert… [read more]

7 Things That Make You Extra Attractive To Mosquitoes (+ How To Stop It)

If you detest being around mosquitoes, you’re not alone, and it’s not without reason. After all, their bites come with a pretty substantial risk. They can infect humans with the Zika virus, yellow fever, dengue, malaria, and other diseases. In fact, they kill more humans, than human murderers do, which makes them the deadliest creature on Earth. There is no other species, including our own,… [read more]

8 Best Natural & Non-Toxic Cleaning Products For Your Entire Home

Unlike foods, beverages, cosmetics, and personal care products, manufacturers of household cleaning supplies are not mandated by federal law to disclose the ingredients in their products. This lack of oversight often means that anytime we do routine house cleaning, we are coming into contact with toxic chemicals through inhalation and skin contact. Rinsing cleansers down the drain also means these pollutants enter water sources, impacting… [read more]

7 Eco Friendly Alternatives To Plastic Wrap

Plastic wrap has been around for generations, used to preserve leftovers and prevent food from becoming stale. While it’s definitely convenient, it’s also made from a form a plastic known as low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and after we use it, it ends up in our already overflowing landfills and takes hundreds if not thousands of years to decompose. “Plastics are very long-lived products that could potentially… [read more]

20 DIY Garden Supports For Every Type Of Plant

While some plants – like broccoli, corn, lettuce, and cabbage – grow just fine on their own, others need a support system in place to ensure they are strong, healthy, and productive. Not only will tall supports increase yield, they can help conserve space so you can add more plants to your garden. By lifting and spreading the plant, supports also promote good air circulation;… [read more]