19 Alternate Uses for Your Dryer Sheets

Did you know that dryer sheets aren't just for softening and reducing static in your clothes, bedding, and towels? I had used dryer sheets for a hundred years but had always tossed them out after one use. Not anymore! I've compiled a list of 19 alternate uses, tips and tricks for your laundry room's dryer sheets. Some are for unused dryer sheets, but many are for used dryer sheets. A great way to reduce, reuse and recycle! Freshen Old Books:  If some of your favourite old books … [Read more...]

A Dozen Awesome Uses for Your Old Egg Cartons

  Most everyone uses eggs.  We boil, scramble and poach them.  We make sandwiches, quiche and omelets.  We use them in cookies, squares, breads, pies and more. Depending on the size of your family, most of us could easily go through a carton or two of eggs a week. But what do we do with all of those left over egg cartons? Whatever you do, don't throw the carton away. It still has a long life and a variety of uses. {The exception being if an egg has cracked in the carton. If that … [Read more...]

Go ‘Green’ in Your Home {Guest Post}

We have had it drummed into our conscience that we should all be trying to find ways to save the planet, accepting responsibility for this world we all live in. Some might think that recycling or switching off appliances is not going to make that big a difference, but this, combined with the use of increasing numbers of environmentally friendly products, can actually have a huge and long-lasting impact. Green begins at home The first, and easiest, place to start going ‘green’ is at home. Many … [Read more...]

What Can I Do With All That Gift Wrap Paper?? {LivingGreen}

Christmas will soon be here ..4 more sleeps!!  Are you wondering what you will do with all that wrapping paper? … [Read more...]

Meet Norman, Eco-warrior!! {Living Green}

Meet Norman. He's not your everyday housecat. Little by little he's helping to save our oceans. Learn more about Norman and his mission at http://www.wwf.ca/seafood. **{I was sent this video via the WWF, I'm not plugging Loblaws, just the cause!} … [Read more...]

Make some popsicle stick garden markers {LIVING GREEN -Tips}

Tip # 53 Make some popsicle stick garden markers! The hot, humid days of summer mean we're all eating icy treats to help stay cool.   You could definitely compost those wooden sticks, but better still, why not save those sticks for reuse in your garden and then compost them down the road.  … [Read more...]

Toilet Tissue rolls for your garden? {LIVING GREEN – Tips}

#52 Toilet Tissue rolls for your garden? … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – World Environment Day is June 5th {Green Economy: Does it include YOU?}

Green Economy: Does it include YOU? The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you?There are two parts to this theme and the first tackles the subject of the Green Economy. … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time

Why should we care about a little thing like plastic bags? … [Read more...]

Living Green – One Tip at a Time

Saw this on Facebook on Valentines Day...not really a tip...but very interesting!! … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip # 40 Get Back to the Basics Let's all try to be a little greener in 2012 and get back to the basics by remembering the three "R's":  Reduce  Reuse  Recycle  We all need to remember that we are stewards of this planet, if we don't protect it for future generations, who will? Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and green 2012! Monica … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

TIP # 39 WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT WRAPPING PAPER??? (Photo from FreeFoto.com via Google files)  You can carefully remove it and then reuse it...let's face it; this probably won't be happening on Christmas morning!! Unless it's the kind that has foil or some kind of waxy lining, most paper, including wrapping paper and tissue paper, is recyclable If it is not glossy, does not have a plastic, waxy, or metallic coating, and is not shockingly bright (officially known as Astro … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip # 37 Reuse/Recycle/Re-purpose your old Christmas cards! I met my sisters this morning for an outing to our local market.  During the course of the morning the discussion of old Christmas cards came up.  They were both telling me about re-purposing their old cards by cutting out interesting features, such as a snowman, tree, santa, angel, etc.  Using a hole punch to make a small opening in the "tag", threading some pretty ribbon or twine through the opening … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip # 36 Real versus Artificial (Christmas trees people...I'm talking about Christmas trees!!)      For many years I felt guilty buying a real tree. I was, in essence, killing a living thing and depleting a much needed natural resource.  Deep down I knew most, if not all, tree growers practised a one out, one in system to ensure a constant supply of trees, but, I was still racked with guilt.      Every Dec 26th as I drove by the abandoned tree lots, as I gazed upon the unwanted and … [Read more...]