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Energy Saving Tip: Insulate Your Outlets

It’s amazing how all those little energy leaks add up. For example, if you have an older home and there are gaps around your electrical outlets, your heating or air conditioning is likely escaping making your utility bills just a little bit more expensive each month. The good news, is that those leaks are easy to fix.

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Keep reading to find out how to stop this energy thief.

 

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Which Fruits and Vegetables Should You be Buying Organic?

Organic foods can make your grocery bill skyrocket quickly, so it’s not always feasible to buy the organic version of everything on your list. When it comes to produce, there are 12 items that you should opt for organic when possible as they have high levels of pesticides that can be absorbed.

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Keep reading to find out which fruits and vegetables you should buy organic.

 

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What is Your Carbon Footprint?

First things, first: your carbon footprint is the calculation of the amount of greenhouse gases released as a result of your day-to-day activity—anything from driving your car to the hamburgers you serve for dinner. And it doesn’t just include your actions, but the all the actions up to yours. So the hamburger includes the emissions generated by raising the cow, transporting the meat, and so on.

 

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Keep reading to find out how to calculate your carbon footprint, and take steps to lessen it.

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Use ThredUP to Get Rid of Clothes Your Kids Have Outgrown

It will soon be time to switch out your closet for a more warm-weather friendly wardrobe. And if you ave kids, that means you’ll soon be faced with a pile of clothing that they’ve outgrown. Instead of hauling them off to the thrift store, try posting the items that are still wearable on ThredUP.

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Keep reading to find out how ThredUP works.

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The Simple Tip is Going Green in April

To celebrate Earth Month, we’ll be focusing on eco-friendly tips for the month of April everything from recycling to saving water and energy and of course great new uses for old things. Today, an easy way to save water.

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New Use for Soda Cans via The DIY Home Sweet Home Project

Buying mini cookie cutters for making things like homemade goldfish or other bite-size treats can get expensive. Luckily, you can use an empty, clean soda can to make your own shapes following the steps on The DIY Home Sweet Home Project blog.

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Keep reading to see the basic steps.

 

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How to Recycle Envelopes

If you work in an office or have an office at home, you likely have a variety of envelopes floating around. Some of them can just be tossed in the recycling bin, and some require one extra step.

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Keep reading to find out how to handle each type of envelope.

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How to Start Composting at Home

Upgrade the soil in your garden and keep your food scraps taking up space in the landfill. Luckily, starting to compost at home on small scale is easier (and less smelly) than you might think.

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Keep reading to learn the basics.

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A New Use for a Paper Napkin Wrapper via Lifehacker

If you enjoy going out to eat with friends (and really, who doesn’t?) This new use for a paper napkin wrapper from Lifehacker.

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Keep reading to find out what the new use is.

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Check How Eco-Friendly That Product is with GoodGuide

If you’re trying to be more eco-friendly, there’s an easy way to check to see if the products you purchase are as green as they say they are. Using the GoodGuide website or iPhone app it’s as easy as searching the product name or scanning the barcode.

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Keep reading to find out more.

 

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