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PermaFLOW Clog-Free Drain via Re-Nest

If you don’t like the idea of pouring chemicals down your drain to get rid of clogs (and really, who does?) this see-through pipe from PermaFLOW might be the perfect solution. Not only can you see exactly what is causing a blockage, you can also use the wheel and “wiper” to help move the clog through the pipe. And if […]

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Coffee Grounds as a Car Deodorizer

It seems as though the new uses for coffee grounds are endless. This latest idea comes from Lifehacker and Yahoo! Green. If you purchase a used car that was owned by a smoker, fill the ashtray with coffee grounds to help absorb the smoky smell. We’ve also got a few favorite uses for coffee and coffee grounds, including staining wood, […]

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DIY Wine Cork Coasters via Apartment Therapy

Last week, Apartment Therapy shared these great wine cork coasters from Lizzy Joe Designs on Esty. They also pointed out that, if you’re crafty (read: you own a glue gun), they’d be pretty easy to make as well. Click over to Apartment Therapy to see how they’d recommend putting them together. And if you’re not so crazy about the glue […]

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Smart Green Product: GreenBox Pizza Box

This smartly designed pizza box fits right in with Real Simple’s love of multi-tasking products. It looks like an ordinary pizza box, right? But the lid of the box is perforated to turn into four plates: And the bottom half of the box turns into a smaller box that stores your leftovers easily in the refrigerator: Visit the Green Box […]

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How to Avoid Wasting Food

The first step to avoid wasting food is to make sure you use everything you buy before it spoils. Try this tip: Institute the F.I.F.O. rule, or the first in, first out rule. When you get home from the grocery store, unless you plan to use something you purchased that same day, move all the new things you’ve bought to […]

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Put Your Computer to Sleep

To save energy, set your computer to sleep mode after 20 to 30 minutes of inactivity (or a shorter amount of time if you take frequent breaks from your desk). Most computers manufactured in the past five years use 95 percent less energy in sleep mode than when simply inactive. How do you keep your electronic devices from sucking energy?

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Opt for Recycled Paper Napkins

Of course the best option is to use cloth napkins, but at a dinner party or a picnic, good luck. Instead choose to use 100 percent recycled paper napkins. If every household in the country bought just one package, we’d save 100 million trees. What’s an eco change you’ve made lately? Get 24 more ideas here. [shown: Seventh Generation Recycled […]

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Skip the Plastic Sandwich Bag

Now that the kids have gone back to school (or it’s looming in the next couple of weeks), here’s one way make their lunch, and yours if you brown bag-it, a bit greener. Ditch the plastic bags for your PB&J and use the Wrap-N-Mat instead. Not only will the fabric and oil cloth wrap protect your sandwich, but if you’re […]

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Clean Your Iron With Toothpaste

If you’re using tap water in your iron, eventually you’ll end up facing the dreaded mineral build up on the soleplate. Luckily, all it takes is a little bit of toothpaste to make it look brand spanking new again. Simply rub a small amount of toothpaste (the white stuff, not the gel) on to the soleplate of a cool, unplugged […]

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How to Keep Houseplants Watered While on Vacation

Taking a week off? Unless your home resembles a jungle, you don’t necessarily need to have someone come by to water your houseplants. Instead load up your bathtub, and let the plants water themselves while you’re away. Simply, line the tub (or your sink if you only have a few small plants) with a towel, close the drain, and fill […]

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