We all love the dishwasher, it’s easy & super convenient for all of us on the go. But when it comes to plastic tupperware, you need to dodge that dishwasher and hand wash plastic items instead. That’s because hot water & automatic dishwasher detergents break down plastics and increase chemical leaching. The best thing to… Read More »
It’s laundry time again & you have a nasty stain on your bright white shirt! Instead of using a chlorine bleach, which is extremely harmful when released into the environment, think about using an oxygen or hydrogen based bleach. What are Oxygen Bleaches? Oxygen bleaches are materials that release oxygen for cleaning and bleaching of… Read More »
When making your coffee each morning think about using a reusable hemp filter or a reusable mesh filter instead of using a brand new paper filter every time you make yourself a cup of joe. Or better yet, go filterless with a french press. This is just another simple, sustainable step to decreasing waste &… Read More »
When it is hot outside try to park your vehicle in a shady spot. This will help you save on fuel in 2 different ways. The first is the obvious of keeping your vehicle cooler, which means you’ll run your air conditioner less, resulting in a substantial savings. The second is that it helps decrease… Read More »
Clean your microwave with a natural homemade cleaner. It’s simple & easy…Just mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda or lemon juice and 1 cup of water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the mixture for about five minutes or until the liquid boils and condensation builds up on the inside of the microwave. Wipe down &… Read More »
The best time to water your garden is usually in the morning to maximize the efficiency of water used. This is because mornings tend to be cool, without strong winds, so the amount of water lost to evaporation is much less, than it would be during the day when it is hotter. What about the… Read More »
When cooking smaller meals, save energy & time by using a microwave or a toaster oven rather than heating up your full-size oven.
Before stashing your dinner leftovers in the fridge, let them cool to room temperature. This will keep the fridge from working overtime to chill them out & save you money on your energy bill.
Taking off your shoes at the door is not only a polite custom, but it also prevents you from tracking in unwanted dirt, pesticides, & other nasty toxins from the outdoors into your home. Keep your family healthy by getting a doormat for outside your front door & an entryway rug for inside your home.… Read More »
The water we use outside eventually flows to streams and lakes, so be careful and think about what you are sending. Never dump chemicals outside into the street drain. And always wash your car at a car wash to keep soapy water & oily dirt from running down the driveway and into the street drain.