Showing posts from July, 2019

How To Make a Plan For Anything

There are two ways to achieve things - you can either make a proper plan and work according to it in order to achieve what you are looking for, or you can simply work without a plan and still try to achieve what you want. But, the former option has a potential to give you much better results. Y ou will know what to do at each given time and you will know what you should do to go about it. But, how do you make an effective plan? You cannot go about it haphazardly, of course and all plans are not bound to work; if you want your plan to work, these are the most vital things you have to include in it. Why Are You Making the Plan? The first thing that you have to analyze is the reason why you are making the plan. What purpose is it going to achieve? When you are sure that your plan will do something positive for you, you see that its importance rises, and then you go about it in a more focused manner. You should start with a very clear-cut idea of why you ar

Organic Ant Control For Your Home

Unless you live in Antarctica, it is a fact of life that pests will make themselves at home in your house or apartment at some point.  There are a variety of insect pests you need to think of and no two are alike.  They can show up in the air, your carpeting, your kitchen counter and other places you’d rather not find them.  However, deciding how to get rid of the pests can be a bit tricky. Rather than spraying toxic chemicals in your home, consider using organic, non-toxic pest control.  It’s safer for you, your family and your pets. Let’s take a look specifically at ant control for your home and outdoor spaces.  Remember that organic pest control varies somewhat with the pest you’re dealing with and that just like with inorganic chemical pest control, you don’t always use the same thing for ants as you do for other pests such as fleas. Here’s a look at your organic options for ant infestation in your home. For the organic treatment of ants, a common summertime pest, you n

5 Ways to Save Water in Your Home

There are many ways you can use less water in your home.  By saving water, you can cut down the amount of your water bill extensively while taking actions that have a positive impact on the Earth and its resources. Here are a few ideas of what you can do personally that will make a difference. 1. Choose Showers instead of Baths  Do you enjoy a long soak in the tub, and prefer getting clean this way instead of in the shower?  This could be adding up little by little.  The average bath uses 35 to 50 gallons of water, as opposed to the average shower, which uses about 25 gallons every ten minutes when using a water-saving shower head.  This means that after one week, you could save up to 175 gallons of water through this simple step alone!   It doesn’t take much effort to install the water-saving shower head, and the difference in water used certainly adds up over time.  Also be mindful of how long you spend in the shower - a few minutes less per shower can mean a notable differenc

How to Travel Green With Your Family

Although I do not have children of my own, I often travel with my family which includes my sister, her husband, and her 2 young children as well as my parents.  The thought of traveling with children can be frightening, but then add to that trying to be eco-friendly when you travel and the thought can be overwhelming. It can be done, though. Here are some tips for traveling green with your family. 1. Pack light. Before you even go, your trip might seem doomed to fail when you feel you have to bring every single thing you own on your trip. Eco-travel 101 is pack light. But is that even possible with children? Sure, just take the absolute must-haves like clothes and wait until you get to your destination to figure out what you truly need, then buy it local. 2. Pack lunches. Skip the drive-thru while traveling. Pack a lunch instead and have a picnic. You know what your kids like to eat anyways, so this will mean less waste.  3. Stay in condos or rental homes with a kitchen and c

Healthy Cookware

If you have been trying to lose weight, save the planet or simply want to eat healthier in the New Year, you may be looking for healthy cookware options. Each of the following types of cookware has their advantages but they may also have disadvantages. After reading about them, consider which one fits your needs most. Cast Iron This cookware is naturally non-stick. Using it also adds iron to your diet. You can find this cookware pre-seasoned and with an enamel coating. It is good to be aware, however, that enameled or glazed cookware that is made outside of the United States may not be made with the same safety standards as that made in this country. Anodized Aluminum Even though some reports state aluminum reacts with foods and is not healthy, there have been no scientific studies to prove this. However, if you do not want to take a chance, you can use anodized aluminum that is harder and will not react with foods. Stainless Steel Considered as being one of the safest of a

Green Grilling Tips

Grilling isn’t just a healthier way to cook these days. It can also be one of the greenest if you keep a few important considerations in mind. The main concerns will be in relation to air pollution and our carbon footprint when we grill. By planning ahead, we can make our grilling more eco-friendly and eat better than ever before as well. Steer Clear of Petroleum Petroleum is often found in lighter fluid and easy to light charcoal. You can usually tell by the smell. Use an electric starter or natural lighter instead, such as a charcoal chimney, an electric charcoal starter, or "fat wood" - pine wood saturated with resin which is highly flammable. Light it and your grill will be ready in no time. Choose a Quality Charcoal Not all charcoals are created equal. Look for natural charcoals and lump charcoal made from furniture scraps and waste wood with no chemical additives. This will reduce your pollution and also improve the flavor of your food. Try a Gas Grill Gas

Donating & Selling Old Items

When there are things that are no longer being used, most people end up throwing them away, without realizing that this action is another reason for the continuous increase of wastes in the world. In this article, you will realize that donating or selling items is a much better thing to do instead of throwing them away.Anything that no longer serves you no longer earns a space in your life. However, one obstacle when it comes to de-cluttering that most people face is deciding on what they can do with the things that they want to get rid of. Sad to say, you can easily get confused when facing this dilemma to the point that some people even get totally immobilized, and they end up failing to let go of their things simply because they can never decide where these should really go. When it comes to reducing the number of wastes in the world today, do you know that you can help in your own way by donating or selling your stuff instead of merely throwing them to the trash? Donate or Se