Composting is great for helping your plants grow, preventing certain plant diseases and deterring some pests in your garden. Composting also helps prevent food scraps and yard waste from heading to the landfill, and saves you money on gardening products you would otherwise buy at the store.
You can compost inside on your countertop or outside, but if you are just starting out, I suggest trying a kitchen compost to see how you like it.
Here are four simple steps to get started:
By organicdealsGuest Blogger
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Halloween is one of my favorite times to decorate my home. However, I hate to break the bank doing so. Here are my top 5 tips for saving money on Halloween decorations.
1. Reuse what you have on hand with some quick additions. You can make a cute Halloween centerpiece by taking a vase and a candle you already have and adding candy corn around it. Look at what you have and see how you can give it some Halloween flair. Tablecloths and sheets can have many creative uses too.
2. Do it yourself. You can easily make all kinds of simple and cute Halloween decorations on the cheap. Everything from using glow sticks and toilet paper rolls for evil eyes in your bushes to cute subway art with free templates. I even have some ideas on a my Pinterest board to get you started.
Recycling breaks down used materials so they're ready for reuse.
Upcycling takes recycling to a whole new level and creates
something new from recycled materials. These designers salvaged old
records, broken glass and even unused lightening insulators, and
used them to create unique kitchen accessories.
Thanks to upcycling, you can accessorize your kitchen with
something different. (You won't find these items mass produced
at a department store.) And do something good for the
environment to boot. Best of all, every product costs under $50--so
you can buy recycled kitchen accessories cheap.
This week there are some food and household freebies available. You can grab a free burger at Wendy's when you purchase a small fry and beverage. But, if you're getting a burger you're probably getting the other two items anyway. Dominos is giving away tons of their new Artisans pizza on their Facebook page. For the health conscious, there's free yogurt. Coffee lovers aren't left out, they can grab a free Harvest Spice Coffee. The household freebies has a toilet tissue roll cover you can win daily from Cottonelle. Benjamin Moore is offering a 2 ounce paint sample that is great if you need to do a little touch up to your walls.
By Jackie.SimioneGuest Blogger
at 7:54AM, 3 years ago |
Hurricane Irene struck a few days ago and some people in the Northeast are still without power and other basic services. This got me thinking about some basic emergency preparedness and how sometime the old solutions are still the best. You may get all your news on your iPhone via The HuffPo, or eat only microwave organic food normally--but most likely that's not gonna cut it after an earthquake, hurricane or other natural disaster.
Here are ten items you are going to want stashed away somewhere in case of emergency.
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Air drying clothes is a big money saving, eco-friendly tip.
When you air dry your clothes, you save money and energy from not
using the dryer, but you also extend the life of your
Unfortunately many people believe because they don't have a yard or
live in an apartment that it's not possible. I've lived in
apartments and in places where it's so humid it's almost impossible
to air dry clothes outside. I've found ways around hanging
clothing outside to dry.
By MrsMoneyGuest Blogger
at 10:58AM, 3 years ago |
Money Saving Tips