Eco-Friendly Home Tips and Products

9 Easy Sustainable Product Swaps for Your Home

9 Easy Sustainable Product Swaps for Your Home

By Aly Yale / April 22, 2021
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Reducing your environmental impact doesn’t have to be expensive, nor does it require a full lifestyle change.  It can actually be as simple as changing out a few of your home products — like the coffee filter you use or…

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7 Home Upgrades to Keep Your Home Cleaner

By Aly Yale / September 24, 2020
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With the pandemic still raging on, many of us are looking for ways to lead cleaner, more sanitary lifestyles. In public, that means washing and sanitizing our hands more often, wearing face masks, and putting on gloves if we’re interacting…

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How to Store Produce So It Stays Fresh Longer

By Aly Yale / August 13, 2020
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Let’s face it: you don’t always use produce right away. Sometimes, those meals you had planned get pushed back (pizza after a hard day’s work is sometimes necessary!), and sometimes, you just overbuy due to a sale or to avoid…

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6 Tips for New Gardeners

By Tara Mastroeni / April 2, 2020
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Spring is here and that means it’s time to plant a garden. If you love the idea of gardening, but aren’t sure where to start, you’re in luck. We have six tips for new gardeners that will help you get…

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11 Tips for Living a Low-Waste Lifestyle

By Tara Mastroeni / January 27, 2020
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This year, in lieu of resolutions to lose weight or save more money, many of us are choosing to focus our goals for the new year on living a more low-waste lifestyle. If you’ve been thinking about taking steps to…

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8 Ways to Prevent Indoor Allergy Flare-Ups at Home

By Aly Yale / November 6, 2019
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If you suffer from allergies, then nowhere is safe — not even your own home.  Fortunately, while there’s no way to avoid allergens altogether (especially if you have pets or kids), there are several steps you can take to improve…

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5 Things to Think About Before Starting a Hobby Farm

By Tim Coutis / October 30, 2019
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Rural living and hobby farming hold great appeal as alternative lifestyles. Growing your own food and raising livestock in a rural area can provide a much-needed escape from city living and the suburban sprawl. Is a hobby farm right for…

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16 of the Best Indoor House Plants

16 of the Best Indoor House Plants (That Are Easy to Care For, Too!)

By Tim Coutis / April 15, 2019
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Are you looking for a splash of green to brighten up your home or office (…or home office)? Have you tried growing house plants in the past…only to succeed in killing them? Don’t worry — these 16 plants are easy…

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A Guide to Keeping Your Garden Fresh in Summer Heat

By Tim Coutis / June 6, 2018
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Keeping your garden cool and fresh becomes even more important as those balmy spring temperatures rise to summer highs. Water is key, whether you’re growing flowers or hoping to reap a harvest of summer vegetables. And, while the serious drought…

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Big Ideas for Tiny Home Design

By Mary Mack / March 24, 2018
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Some of the best things come in small packages—which is undoubtedly starting to apply to the housing market. Downsizing has become more and more popular and we love it! The tiny home market is not just a trend, it has…

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