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Homemade Kitchen ‘Scrubbies’ From Mesh Plastic Bags

Never wanting to waste and always out to conserve, I'm forced to get a little creative when finding new uses for all that random plastic debris that somehow seems to find its way into our homes. Even …

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11 Ideas for Homemade Crafts

This weekend, make use of your free time — if you have any free time! — by taking on one of these 11 easy and crafty projects. These activities are family-friendly and low-cost, and often make use of …

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This Backpack Used To Be 40 Plastic Bottles

I firmly believe that our grandchildren will look back on the plastic bottle as one of our worst inventions. The United States buys more of these single use containers than any other nation in the …

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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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Crochet A Rug From Bicycle Inner Tubes

Can you turn useless inner tubes into something useful? Reusing bicycle inner tubes to make something new keeps the tubes out of the local landfill, saves natural resources, energy, helps prevent poll…

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15 Ways to Reuse Newspaper

The U.S. publishes over 24 billion newspapers every year, and that's not the only place that newsprint turns up. People use it to wrap packaging, to print junk mail fliers, and to create coupons. …

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Easter Day DIY Project: Candy Wrapper Barrettes

Did you know that Earth Day and Easter fall on the same weekend this year? That means little Easter baskets of candy will be showing up in homes all over the country. Instead of tossing those wrapp…

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A Wabi-Sabi Home

I asked a few friends what they loved most about their homes and each of them enthusiastically mentioned comfort. While our nests reflect their inhabitants in both taste and style, it is comfort that …

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Recycle Valentine’s Candy Wrappers With Easy DIY Project

Between Halloween and Valentine's Day, Americans spend over $3.1 billion dollars on candy. Besides having a horrifying effect on the waistline, this type of consumption sends tons of waste to the land…

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Clutter…Be Gone The Green Way!

If a home could talk, we might want it to greet us at the door like this: "Welcome! I am healthy and happy because someone takes good care of me. Can I take good care of you?" If clutter is lurking…

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