The 3 Best Houseplants For Every Room In The Home

Besides adding interest to your home, indoor plants offer numerous health benefits. Research recommends that you benefit the most when you have one indoor potted plant per 100 square feet. Before we dig into which plants are best in which rooms in your house, let’s explore the benefits of having indoor plants. The Benefits Of Indoor Houseplants Plants purify the air Plants are like a… [read more]

6 Best Ways To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies & 5 Ways To Prevent Them

Undaunted by window screens and strangely immune to exuberant bouts of swatting, fruit flies become a real nuisance as soon as the warmer weather arrives. Often found en masse, forming a living cloud around a fresh bowl of fruit, these tiny annoyances will quickly grow their numbers when not dealt with post haste. Know Thy Enemy The common fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) is either brought… [read more]

4 Houseplants You Can Easily Propagate From Cuttings

If you are like me, you have a number of houseplants that you just love. I know that there is nothing that makes me happier than watching my houseplants thrive, especially when it is cold and dreary outside. Houseplants just have a way of cheering us up and making us smile. Not to mention the health benefits they bring by taking up carbon dioxide and… [read more]

21 Best Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away From You, Your Home & Garden

Ah, summertime, time for backyard parties, swimming, fishing, camping, hiking and all the joys that warm weather, family, and friends bring. Unfortunately, with summer also comes the all too familiar battle of man against the mosquito. Depending on where you live mosquitoes can be anything from an occasional nuisance to a full-blown enemy you have declared war upon. The good news is, there are a… [read more]

6 Easy Ways To Instantly Improve The Mood Of Your Home

You’ve probably noticed that when you walk into certain rooms, it can make you instantly happy. Perhaps the room is bright and cheery, or it’s filled with decor that brings back cherished memories. Just like surrounding yourself with positive people can help keep you in a good mood, your surroundings make a difference too. The way a room is decorated really can have an impact… [read more]

How To Make Your Own Gel Air Fresheners With Essential Oils

We’d probably all like to have a nicely scented home, but is it really worth sacrificing our good health, and the health of our planet? Most people probably don’t think twice about using air fresheners, plugging them in and enjoying a “Summer Breeze”, without the understanding that it could be damaging their health, not to mention the health of one’s family, including unborn children and… [read more]

40 Genius Ways To Green Up Your Entire Bathroom Routine 

You begin and end each day with a trip to the bathroom, so why not make the experience as sustainable as possible? Unfortunately, the room where you brush your teeth, tend to your hair and skin, and dispose of waste is often one of the most toxic chemical-laden places in the home. Poor air filtration, preservative-filled products, and chronically leaking sinks all lead to unexpected… [read more]

How To Set Up A Plant Terrarium + 14 Amazing Ideas

Like a world in miniature, plant terrariums are gorgeous indoor displays that mimic the life cycle of the natural environment. Adding vibrance and life to your living spaces, it is an inexpensive project that can be quickly thrown together in a single afternoon. And once set up, they require very little by way of maintenance and upkeep because the enclosed space creates a wonderful little… [read more]

12 Things In Your Home That Could Be Making You Sick

When you think about things that could make you sick, the first that come to mind are probably packed airplanes, escalator railings, grocery cart handles, door knobs and the like. While those things can be full of germs and disease, there could be threats we don’t even think about that are even worse, and, right in your own home. From microscopic bacteria to hidden mold,… [read more]

How to Get Rid of Static Cling: 12 Tips That Work

The phenomenon of static cling – where an overabundance of positively charged ions fills the air – is a relatively modern annoyance. Though it is more prevalent during wintertime due to low humidity levels, the clothes dryer is chiefly responsible for generating static electricity since the tumble cycle causes rubbing and friction on the fabrics, dubbed the triboelectric effect. In response to the new problem… [read more]