17 Best Homemade Cleaners with Essential Oils You Should Stop Buying

Do you like to clean? I'll confess; at times I love it but mostly I hate it. It is a necessary evil though so I do it. Just because I do it doesn't mean I must spend a bunch of cash to get things sparkling. I actually refuse to spend as much as others on it; especially knowing I … [Read more...]

Why You Should Hang a Clothesline to Line Dry Your Clothes

Did you know that your clothes dryer is the single most expensive appliance that you own? It's true. The cost of running your dryer is far more than most people ever consider. Even worse is that few people consider there is an alternative to running the dryer. Hanging a clothes … [Read more...]

51 Ways to Use Orange Peels in a Zero Waste Home

One of the ways that my own family has been working toward having a zero waste home is by doing what is obvious to me; finding new ways to use old items. It just stands to reason that the more we can reuse, the less waste we're putting out. That waste includes wasted money since … [Read more...]

106 Things You Can Compost for a Rich, Fertile Compost Pile

This is my first year making real compost. I've played around with it in the past, but didn't get serious about starting a compost pile until a few weeks ago. Why the change? Well, this year I'm actually trying to grow most of the vegetables and some fruits we eat. My garden is … [Read more...]

50 Ways to Reduce Food Waste to Save Money on Food

Of all the ways that I find money can be wasted in my home, food waste would have to be one of the biggest culprits. Not only is it just a general waste of money, but food waste can actually double your grocery bill if you aren't careful. If you've realized that your family is … [Read more...]

How to Vacuum Seal Food Without Losing the Seal

Steve and I love to fish together. In fact, if you ask him; he will tell you I am his best fishing buddy. Not many couples can say that about each other, but for us we feel closest when we are sitting on a lake together. It works well for us since it both allows us to spend … [Read more...]

21 Easy Ways to Live a Zero Waste Lifestyle | Zero Waste Tips

Over the past year or so, I've done a lot of learning and researching into the amount of waste we - as a society - put out each day. The numbers are staggering to be honest. One any given day, the United States alone, throws away 300,000,000 pounds of food each day. That number … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Cleaning Wipes

I confess that I love having something quick to grab when I need to clean up messes, but since we stopped buying paper towels, it has been rather hard to find something that works well but is reusable. We initially moved to only using unpaper towels like THESE. While we still use … [Read more...]

52 Things to Reuse to Save Money in the New Year

One of the biggest ways to save money in your budget is by reusing items that you might normally throw away. A lot and I do mean a lot of the items that we throw away on a daily basis can be reused at least one time. in fact, many of them can be reused several times saving you … [Read more...]

51 Ways My Family Went Zero Waste to Save Money

Have you ever stopped to think about how much waste your family puts out each day? If not, take a quick look around because I'm certain that like I was; you will be very unpleasantly surprised. It doesn't matter what area of your life the waste is in; waste in your home and life … [Read more...]