Spring seems to have finally wrestled the thermometer from winter’s cold hands! It’s time to shed some layers, breathe deeply and get outdoors. Many are already enthusiastically drafting plans for raised flowerbeds, regular flowerbeds, container gardens and hanging pots. But, don’t forget the living greenery inside your home. These little gems have kept you going […]
In 2012, Canada’s Economic Action Plan included a clean-up of its currency production, specifically, phasing out the penny. Why go after the noble penny, we all wondered? Well, it turns out that by stopping its production, taxpayers were going to save $11 million dollars a year!
So, in February 2013, The Royal Canadian Mint stopped making […]
Sadly, many pocket and multipurpose lighters are not refillable. If you’re trying to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle, here are some things you can do to avoid non-refillable lighters:
No joke. The new electric lighters are flameless, windproof and rechargeable via USB. This is the ultimate modern day camping companion!
Go Vintage or Antique
Shop estate sales, shop […]
If you share a home with roommates or children, the toiletry situation is likely out of hand. Different shampoos and conditioners for every different hair type, two or more almost-empty toothpaste tubes littering the vanity, and sometimes up to a dozen half-used containers of face and body cream. Here’s how the frugalistas get more bang […]
Whether you’re cleaning a luxury condo, a chic bungalow, or even a dollhouse (yes, you read that right), the end goal is the same: bust the dust, tame the clutter and make the whole place feel shiny and new. But the greatest advantage of cleaning a miniature home is that you can remove everything off […]
Organic man-made plastic was first invented in 1855. Cheap, strong and durable, it was seen as some kind of indestructible wonder material. Unfortunately, its indestructible nature is why it has now become a problem. Scientists have recently estimated the amount of plastic created worldwide since 1950 to be 8.3 billion metric tons! Of course, the […]
Having trouble sleeping? If so, it may be time to change your sleeping routine. Here are five ways to clean-up your sleeping habits to ensure a better sleep.
Get rid of electronics: If you fall asleep to a TV show, or sleep with your cellphone on your bedside table, you’ll likely find it difficult to […]