After you’ve fried food, what do you do with the used cooking oil? Improper disposal costs money and harms the environment. Here’s how to do it right.
What is green cleaning and what does it look like in your home?
Do you look for trusted brands of green cleaning products? Or do you prefer to make your own? Either way, here’s information you need to know.
What can we use instead of paper towels?
Sustainable living requires minimizing single-use products and finds alternatives. Fortunately we have lots of substitutes to use instead of paper towels.
Dishwasher vs hand washing: which is the most eco-friendly?
Comparing dishwasher vs hand washing. How do you do each of them? Which uses the least water? What can’t go in the dishwasher? And what about germy sponges?
16 things never to flush down the toilet
The toilet is a marvelous contraption. Press a lever and everything in it disappears. It refills itself with clean water. But flush only urine, feces, vomit, and toilet paper. If you don’t know what not to flush down the toilet, you’re asking for a clogged toilet.
Toxic chemicals in cleaning products
I don’t believe in trying to scare people, but many household cleaning products have toxic chemicals. Especially volatile organic compounds (VOCs). People can also create dangerous chemicals when they mix different cleaning supplies. It’s not like everyone will drop dead from them, but we need to know what we’re working with and what alternatives we have.
Should you make homemade cleaners?
When you look at the cleaning aisle in a grocery store or big box, you’ll see all kinds of products that clean only one thing. Some of them have harmful ingredients. And nearly everything comes in plastic. Reasons enough to think of homemade cleaners.
UV light sanitizers kill viruses and germs without chemicals
The sudden onslaught of COVID-19 has reminded us all to keep our surroundings sanitary. It has also led to appalling waste of disposable items. So consider ultraviolet (UV) light sanitizers as an environmentally friendly alternative.