Spring is the perfect season to cut down on your energy consumption and go a little more green. The sun can be your best friend and help cut your energy bill significantly. You don’t have to employ solar panels or expensive equipment to use the sun’s energy. Here are some of my favorite energy-saving and money saving tips that use the sun. Ditch The Thermostat If the weather is nice outside the temperature inside will easily follow suit. Opening your doors and windows to let in fresh ... Continue Reading
Three energy reduction tips (and money saving tips) using the sun.
Here are ten ways to maximize the life of your clothing.
Clothing can suck up a good amount of anyone's budget. Whether it's buying in season, your children outgrowing their clothes, or watching your sweater shrink in the sweater - it's not fun to continually dish out money on a wardrobe. But, it doesn't have to be that way. Clothing can last longer if you take care of them and buy wisely. Here are ten ways to maximize the life of your outfits: Keep Track Know what you have. If you are missing something, look for it. Don’t just assume it is gone ... Continue Reading
Using a clothes line provides crisper cottons and whiter whites, while allowing you to save money and help the environment.
I've recently started hanging all of my laundry outside on a clothes line to dry. It's a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way of doing the family wash. My cottons are crisp and fresh-smelling, my whites are whiter, and I know my clothes will last longer. But that's not all. Here are the top ten advantages I've found to using a clothes line: Save money on your energy bill. Using the dryer adds approximately $1500 to your energy bill over its lifetime. It is one of the biggest ... Continue Reading
Borax is a green, natural alternative for everyday cleaning tasks.
I recently talked about the green momma’s best friend, baking soda. However, there is another friend that every green momma should have around as well, borax. When I mention borax many people just stare at me blankly and say something along the lines of “Isn’t that some sort of chemical?” The answer is no. Borax is a naturally occurring mineral composed of sodium, boron, oxygen, and water. So what can we do with this mineral? Laundry Borax is perfect for families with hard ... Continue Reading