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If you’re like me, you go through a lot of tissues, no matter the time of year. I’ve had seasonal allergies since I was a little kid, and while I’ve found that nasal sprays help quite a bit, I prefer not to use them all year round. While I already knew that used tissues aren’t recyclable, it didn’t dawn on my until recently that all these tissues might be safe to add to the compost.…

A common question that used to be asked when going to the grocery store was “paper or plastic?” These days, at least in our area, most stores default to plastic. Most of us like to do what we can to cut down on the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill. So, can choosing paper over plastic help us to be more environmentally friendly? Paper bags can be recycled, so that’s one way…

Adding a garbage disposal to your kitchen sink can make life a bit easier by saving you time and cutting down on the amount of food waste you throw away. At the same time, if you don’t treat it the way it was intended, you can potentially end up with a costly repair bill. While most food items are perfectly safe to send through your garbage disposal, some are better off being composted or thrown…

Not too long ago, we decided to sign up for curbside recycling at our home. We were already taking our recyclables to the local recycling center, but we thought the added convenience justified the cost. In the past, we never recycled wood. But with the new curbside service, and with living on two acres with plenty of potentially recyclable wood, we figured it was worth looking into. Since paper is recyclable, and paper comes from…

While it would be better for the environment if we all used fewer one-use items, there’s no denying the convenience of paper towels. Whether they’re for a large gathering where lots of people will need them, or you simply use them day-to-day for household messes, paper towels have become a go to item in most of our lives. While many one-use items end up in the trash bin, some are recyclable and/or compostable. In this…

In storing a car while growing up I’ve always been told to store the battery on a piece of wood instead of directly on cement so it doesn’t go bad. More and more people are questioning whether or not this is a myth. The exterior of an older battery used to be porous enough that the acid and or moisture could seep through enough that it could be conducted through it (rubber, tarred wood…). Cement…

Within the world of insects, there are a few which are more of a nuisance and do not offer much value in the world we live in. Some of those insects can cause more damage than others, both from a physical and mental standpoint. Today, I am going to focus on one of these bugs, which is the bed bug. Within this article, I’m going to cover where bed bugs can be found (here’s a…

We love candles, creating a cozy atmosphere to our home as the flame flickers and adds a feeling of warmth. But there are some candles that can be bad for your health, making burning a candle more of a concern than a pleasure. However, if you want to keep the flame lit and keep using candles, consider using soy candles. But are soy candles safe and non-toxic to burn in your home? Here’s everything you…

If you’re like my family, you go through your fair share of paper plates. As much as we’d like to help the environment by using only reusable dishware, sometimes it’s in our best interest to use something that requires very little cleanup. There’s also times where it just makes more sense to use paper, such as for a large party or event. Most people don’t have enough dishware to accommodate these scenarios, and even if…

Personally, I never have leftover pasta. However, if you made more than you and your family can handle (or it didn’t turn out as well as anticipated), you’re probably wondering what your options are for your leftovers. The first option, which unfortunately is the one taken by most people, is to simply throw your leftover pasta in the trash. If you’re reading this article, I’m guessing you’re more interested in the second option, which is…

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