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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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, […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]