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Décor ‘Knockoffs’ Are Nifty, Newsy and Eco-Friendly

For most homeowners, shopping for home decor is fun. However, do-it-yourself is even more fun … plus it's cheaper and greener! As the crafting movement grows increasingly popular, more and more hand…

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12 Wood Pallet Projects We Love

Who could have predicted the wild success of pallets in the household décor field? These humble wooden shipping leftovers are being repurposed for all kinds of DIY projects inside the home, on the por…

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Can You be Plastic-Free?

A couple of years ago, Rodale asked me to participate in their Plastic-Free February challenge. Without hesitating, I said yes, thinking I was already using my reusable shopping bags and storing food …

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Clutter Clearing: Your Housemates May Hate Me

Instead of ownership, when you pay for something, think of it as the cost of renting that item until it no longer serves you. Then, you can release it back into the river of stuff that flows throughou…

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Redefining Waste

For the most part, I'm a live-and-let-live kind of girl but there is something going on in my community that really turns my stomach, and I'm writing today with the hope that it will keep me from chai…

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7 Ways to Reuse Old Sweaters

Did you accidentally put your favorite sweater in the dryer? Or maybe you've got a collection of ugly Christmas sweaters that you can't bear to part with. If you've got old sweaters that are shrunken,…

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15 Ways to Reuse Old Jeans

When you dug through your closet to pull out those winter clothes, did you find a pair of jeans or two that are past their prime or no longer fit? Those old denims are perfect for all sorts of fun, cr…

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15 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds

Oh, coffee! Many of us rely on you to start the day or help us push through that early afternoon slump, but what happens to those coffee grounds after we finish the pot? When you toss coffee gr…

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22 Ways to Repurpose Old Magazines

We get quite a few magazines at our house. My husband subscribes to a couple of gaming magazines, and somehow every time we buy concert tickets we end up receiving issues of Rolling Stone in the m…

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The 5 Benefits of DIY

Do you DIY? There are so many things to embrace about making things by hand - the ingenuity, the dedication, the mistakes, the financial savings, the customization, the gift giving possibilities, the …

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