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The Trials and Errors of Composting

The Trials and Errors of Composting

| April 24, 2008 | 6 Comments

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’ve got to warm up to this composting process. Don’t get me wrong, I am 100% for composting, but it’s the logistics that I seem to have some issue with. Last year I purchased a composting bin. I was very excited about composting (and still am). I […]

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Recycling Furniture

Recycling Furniture

| April 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Well here’s a new one on me. I came across a site that has Almost Free Furniture. Apparently you can buy and/or sell all types of gently used furniture for a fraction of the original cost. In today’s economy where prices are rising (especially gas) and salaries are not, it makes sense to look for […]

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Switch from Paper Towels to Cloth Towels – Update

Switch from Paper Towels to Cloth Towels – Update

| March 12, 2008 | 2 Comments

The process of switching from paper towels to cloth towels is working perfectly. I’m really excited about my tiny little contribution to the environment. There is one thing, however, that I think I need to share with everyone. Unless you wash clothes fairly often, do not put the soiled cloth towels in the hamper with […]

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Don’t Throw it Away …Someone Else Can Use it.

| February 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

I came across an interesting site, www.freecycle.org. Apparently what they do is recycle used items. Wait a minute, that didn’t come out right…Instead of driving to the local Salvation Army or Good Will, you can post your used items on www.freecycle.org. If someone wants or needs it, they will contact you and you give it […]

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Recycle the Heat From Your Dryer

| January 22, 2008 | 12 Comments

I finally did it! I finally ordered the Dundas Jafine Heat Keeper to recycle the heat from my dryer thats usually funneled outside. I’ve been looking at it for a few weeks now and finally took the plunge. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Heat Keeper, check out this article:”Make Clothes Dryer […]

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Replacing Paper Towels Experiment – Update

| January 15, 2008 | 7 Comments

Some time ago, I tried a kitchen experiment by replacing paper towels with cloth towels. Here’s an update. Not only have I saved money by not having to purchase paper towels, I’ve found that the cloth towels come in handy with things like washing dishes, cleaning windows, polishing furniture and…get this, washing the kitchen floor. […]

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Cremation vs Burial – Something to think about

| December 15, 2007 | 2 Comments

Not something that most people want to think about, but which will it be? Since this blog is about being frugal and living green, naturally I lean towards cremation. However, I understand that culturally and traditionally many people prefer traditional burial. Check out Cremation vs Burial – That is the Question for my take on […]

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Thinking Green During the Holiday Season

| December 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

Think for a moment about the 3rd or 4th hour of your Christmas day. If your day is anything like mine used to be, it consisted of a tree with a bunch of opened toys scattered about and a ton of boxes and wrapping paper to be disposed of. The kids are happy with their […]

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Paper Towels Go Blulow

| August 7, 2007 | 3 Comments

Try this with me. Instead of plowing through roll after roll of paper towels, I bought several kitchen hand towels and a basket. I placed the basket underneath the paper towel dispenser. I’m in the process of retraining my family to use the washable hand towels instead of the disposable paper towels. There are some […]

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The Composting Mindset

The Composting Mindset

| May 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

Thinking of becoming a composter? Stop, before you run and purchase a composting kit, or better yet, before you dedicate a portion of your yard for a compost pile stop and think. Composting is more than an activity. It’s a mindset and a way of life. Thankfully, going green is getting much more exposure. Daytime […]

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