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Let Fido Help You to Recycle

| June 3, 2008 | 2 Comments

For pet owners who don’t compost, maybe you should consider recycling your fruit and vegetable peels for your dog. The other day I was making a batch of carrot, apple, and raisin salad (the only way I can get a vegetable into my daughter). I used untold amounts of organic carrots. After thoroughly washing the […]

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Sometimes all it takes is water

| June 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

We are so accustomed to adding a cleaning additive to our water in order to clean anything. Have you ever tried cleaning your windows with just water first? Just for grins, fill a spray bottle with water. Use it to clean your windows before you attempt to use a cleaning additive (even if the additive […]

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Bio Bags – A Composter’s Friend

Bio Bags – A Composter’s Friend

| May 29, 2008 | 1 Comment

I’m not quite sure, but the Bio Bag might be the solution to one of my composting problems. If you’ve read any of the earlier posts on this blog you’ll know that I’m a proponent of composting, but have a few logistical issues to iron out. One such issue is collecting all of the lovely […]

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Homemade – Save Money and Reduce Trash

| May 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

I managed to save money and trash over the holiday weekend by making my own coleslaw. My laziness almost sucked me into purchasing the bag of pre-cut cabbage and carrot to make coleslaw, but my frugal nerve got very irritated when I saw that it would cost $4 for a bag that wasn’t big enough […]

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Baking Soda – A BLULOW Must Have

Baking Soda – A BLULOW Must Have

| May 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

In an earlier post I mentioned that in addition to my dish washing detergent I added baking soda to my dishwasher and my dishes came out sparkling clean. Well it seems that adding baking soda to the laundry detergent helps to boost the detergent’s cleaning power and the clothes also come out softer. The baking […]

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Papier-mâché – The Ultimate Recycling Art Form

| May 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

As I look at some of the things we tend to throw out I was trying to figure out how to use them again. Just how many plastic water containers can one creatively include in a home’s décor? There’s got to be a better way to reuse some of our containers. One day while surfing […]

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Say goodbye to spotty dishes

Say goodbye to spotty dishes

| May 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Yet another use for baking soda. I’ve found that mixing equal parts of baking soda and dish detergent (whether its homemade or store bought) to the dishwasher dispenser has produced spotlessly clean dishes. No more water spots on the glasses or the silverware. The silverware is so shiny that depending on how it catches the […]

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Recycle the Food in Your Fridge

| May 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

I found a neat website called Love Food Hate Waste.  If you’re anything like me, the thought of throwing away food makes you sick.  It would probably be more efficient to take 25% of the groceries I buy and throw them in the trash immediately.  It would save me the time and energy of thawing, […]

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Save the Ducks

Save the Ducks

| May 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

I was in the middle of preparing dinner and realized that I needed more mayo for the meal. I asked my daughter to get me a jar from the pantry. She pulled out three jars of mayonnaise, which were all attached by a three-ringed hard plastic holder that was inserted around the necks of the […]

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Take a Walk on Trash Day to Reinforce Your Green Efforts

Take a Walk on Trash Day to Reinforce Your Green Efforts

| May 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

To anyone who thinks that the recycling efforts are a bit overwhelming and is contemplating quitting the living green lifestyle, my suggestion is to take a walk around your neighborhood on trash day. Take a look at the contents in your neighborhood’s recycle bin (Just a look. Don’t go poking around in your neighborhood’s trash). […]

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