Save Money & Trees by Cutting Your Toilet Paper Usage in Half

When you ask minimalists, frugalists, or tree huggers how you can get by with no wasteful toilet paper or “less” toilet paper you will typically hear them sing the praises of family cloth. I have dabbled with it myself over the years but usually return to toilet paper, for the sake of less laundry. Family cloth is is basically the use of reusable cloth rags or wipes instead of toilet paper. You have a collection of the cloths by

GloryBrew 100% Compostable Coffee Pods

Every morning for the past few weeks my day has begun with GloryBrew coffee, bulletproof of course. Yes these are coffee pods and yes we do have a Keurig (the 2.0 specifically). My husband adores it…seriously its a little concerning just how MUCH he adores it. So I embrace the Keurig and its kcups too. Marriage

How to Save Money (and the Planet) Through Energy Efficiency

Finding a way to lower your electricity bills is appealing to everyone, but in this day and age we are also very concerned about our environmental impact. People are making greener choices all around. If you would like to make some adjustments at home, and you are keen to remain green, here are some tips on how you can save money and be more energy efficient: Adjust your everyday habits You can achieve great savings through simple adjustments of your daily habits. Get yourself into the habit of turning your lights off when you leave a room, unplugging your devices when they are not being charged and only running the dishwasher and washing machine

Simple Natural Fall Decor with Candles

When the cool weather of fall rolled around I got the itch to decorate for fall like so many women out there. Unlike the masses though I am minimalist and very much inspired by nature. I don’t crazy with decor and I actually prefer that most decor around my home be items I can useÂ

So What’s in Your Pillow?

So what’s in your pillow? For a better night’s sleep you may want to try a pillow with a natural fill. The synthetics like polyester that you find in conventional pillows draw on non-renewable resources and can be more hospitable to allergens. The chemicals can also lead to headaches. So try a natural fill and even organic if possible. A quality pillow can cost anywhere from $40.00 to $250.00 but

So What’s in Your Pillow?

So what’s in your pillow? For a better night’s sleep you may want to try a pillow with a natural fill. The synthetics like polyester that you find in conventional pillows draw on non-renewable resources and can be more hospitable to allergens. The chemicals can also lead to headaches. So try a natural fill and even organic if possible. A quality pillow can cost anywhere from $40.00 to $250.00 but if you take care of it…it

Household Things to Repair Instead of Replace

It is typically much cheaper to fix things around the home than it is to replace them. It is also way better for the planet. Corporations are selling cheaper goods and hoping we will buy new fairly often but we don’t have to fall into that trap. We can start by buying quality goods that last, made my reputable companies. We can go

The 10 Best Indoor Plants

Houseplants are an awesome addition to the home for two reasons. They bring a bit if nature indoors and they are mini air purifiers. Selecting the best varieties for air purification and also the best variety for your space is the essential. You want plants that clean the air efficiently but that also won’t overwhelm the space. You

5 Easy Tips to Freshen Up Your Home

I am all about being happy and content with what you have. Bringing some freshness into your home is surprisingly simple, and can make a big difference in how you feel and how your home looks. Here are five easy ways to freshen up your home – this fall or anytime! 1. Add Some Color Repainting is definitely room is one way to do this, but I am talking about easy ways to freshen up! So to add a pop of fresh color, try these ideas: * Rotate out some colorful throw pillows on furniture * Hang a couple prisms or suncatchers in windows for the effect * Brightly-colored placemats and table runners add

3 Ways to Help Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Whether you’re a proud greenie, interested in long-term environmental solutions, or simply want to make a dint in your electricity bill, there are plenty of reasons to make your home eco-friendly. Have a look through some of the suggestions below and see what might work best for your home. 1. Invest in Solar Power Few things are as overwhelmingly positive for the environment and for your incoming bills as solar power. Installing solar power panels at home is a relatively simple procedure, and while it may cost a little bit

3 Effective Ways To Save Power & Money This Summer

Summer is in full swing, and if your house is anything like ours sometimes it feels as if summer sucks the money right out of the front door. Between the high costs of water, air conditioning, having the kids’ home from school and everyone wanting to go places and do things it can seem as if there is never quite enough money for everyone who is demanding it. But how would you like to actually save money this summer? I know that it may seem impossible, but you really can save money by using these three simple ideas to get started saving and let yourself

Five Tips for Reducing Paper Clutter

There is nothing that says “clutter” like the bales of paper that swamp the average home. With just a few simple steps, however, you too can finally get your head above water and rid yourself of the unsightly paper clutter that seems to be a by-product of modern life and free yourself some precious space. While these are by no means the only ways to go minimalist when it comes to paper, by following these five steps you’ll find yourself well on the way to controlling the paper clutter monster in your life. If you struggle with clutter in general I highly recommend reading The Life-Changing

Just Say No To Plastic Food Storage Containers

Glass storage dishes are classic and classy. They are what moms decades ago used to store their extra food and leftovers. Vintage Pyrex refrigerator dishes anyone??? Then we had to go and get all “modern” and start using plastic. Why did we DO that? Why did we mess with such a good thing? Yes, glass usually does have a problem with breakage but plastic has its own issues, many of them. Did we really need to be so concerned about glass breaking that we had to start mass producing an alternative that is so indestructable it will sit in landfills FOREVER.

Top 4 New Year’s Resolutions for Home Decorating

It’s the New Year! Have you made any resolutions? Do any of those resolutions involve your home? Well, they should. Your home is your castle. It is the place where you find peace and a place to recharge. Making your home a reflection of the person you hope to be this new year will make reaching your goals even easier! Here are four New Year’s

A Guide to Home Flooring Types

When you are buying a new home or fixing up your current one there are numerous things to consider. Just one of them is flooring, but this is a biggie. You have to consider price, how long it will last, how easy it will be to install, and how easy it will be to clean and maintain. Hardwood floors are the desire of many because they look so good and they last so long. They are also quite pricey though. Vinyl is pretty cheap but how long until someone scuffs it up or tears it? It is also ugly. Carpet is not too expensive but it is a major pain to keep clean. What