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The process of switching from paper towels to cloth towels is working perfectly. I’m really excited about my tiny little contribution to the environment. There is one thing, however, that I think I need to share with everyone. Unless you wash clothes fairly often, do not put the soiled cloth towels in the hamper with… Read more

Are you reading this blog post through a dirty laptop screen? Check out this quick and easy way to clean it (no, don’t run out to buy laptop screen cleaner – you probably have the ingredients in your house):How to Clean a Laptop Screen: A Quick Fix Solution to a Dirty Little Problem… Read more

I came across an interesting site, www.freecycle.org. Apparently what they do is recycle used items. Wait a minute, that didn’t come out right…Instead of driving to the local Salvation Army or Good Will, you can post your used items on www.freecycle.org. If someone wants or needs it, they will contact you and you give it… Read more

If you’ve read any of the entries on this blog, you know that I am a fan of homemade laundry detergent. In an attempt to further experiment with environmentally friendly laundry products, I took it one step further and tried using the all natural laundry softener of adding distilled vinegar to the softener cycle to… Read more

Here’s the scoop. The bulb on my daughter’s lava lamp night-light blew out. The tiny little replacement bulb is rather hard to find. Of course she mentioned it to me early in the day and I had completely forgotten about it until it was almost evening she reminded me that she didn’t have a night… Read more

Recycle the Heat From Your Dryer

I finally did it! I finally ordered the Dundas Jafine Heat Keeper to recycle the heat from my dryer thats usually funneled outside. I’ve been looking at it for a few weeks now and finally took the plunge. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Heat Keeper, check out this article:”Make Clothes Dryer… Read more

Some time ago, I tried a kitchen experiment by replacing paper towels with cloth towels. Here’s an update. Not only have I saved money by not having to purchase paper towels, I’ve found that the cloth towels come in handy with things like washing dishes, cleaning windows, polishing furniture and…get this, washing the kitchen floor… Read more

This year when making your New Year’s resolutions, why not make just one for the environment?I believe there is a trick to making and keeping New Years resolutions. The trick is to think about them before you make them and to make very few. One, two or three resolutions is more than enough to keep… Read more

Not something that most people want to think about, but which will it be?Since this blog is about being frugal and living green, naturally I lean towards cremation. However, I understand that culturally and traditionally many people prefer traditional burial. Check out Cremation vs Burial – That is the Question for my take on the… Read more

Recyclable Gift Wrapping

When buying holiday gifts for loved ones on your shopping list, don’t forget about the environment. Give the environment the gift of wrapping green. Think recyclable. When buying and wrapping Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa gifts think for a moment about where all of the tape, ribbons, bows, holiday wrapping paper and packaging will go just… Read more