A passionate composter and urban farmer, this author knows compost. What comes as a surprise to you on this list?
Those that are attempting to adopt the homesteading mindset are trying to re-learn the lost knowledge from our agrerian ancestors, as well as trying to find practical ways to save a buck or two. The homesteading mindset is all about re-purposing items we already have in our possession. Finding ways to re-purpose trash can not only make your lifestyle more “green,”, but it can save you money and time as well.
Newspapers seem to accumulate the most in homes and knowing its many uses can serve you in a more sustainable manner.
You’ll never throw your away your used coffee grounds again after seeing just how many things you can do with them!
It seems very old fashioned to have a rag bag, or in my case a rag box, but I couldn’t consider not saving bits of fabric.
There is something about glass jars being used other than their intending purpose that makes a smile creep across my face.
Although I may be grazing the surface with its uses, here a 17 ways a prepper can use the humble 2-liter soda bottle.
Do you know these twenty ingenious ways of using bacon grease? You may be surprised.
Who knew that coffee filters could be so versatile? Here are 25 different ways that coffee filters can add convenience to your life.
This article is for those who can’t afford the brand name tactical gear or are looking for frugal and inexpensive ways to add protective gear to their reserves.
Don’t throw away your spent Christmas tree – recycle it!. Here are 5 self-reliant ways to recycle your tree.
Utilize these five easy ways to collect compostable materials to add to the garden. The end result is a full spectrum soil conditioner that will keep your garden thriving.
Here are five creative ways to make candles using household items to help keep the lights on when the lights go out.
Next time you have extra mesh produce bags, save them up for future uses. They definitely have more than just one use.
Stop being a member of the throw-away society and be part of the sustainable solution. Here are 50 of the most thrown away items and clever ways to reuse them.
In the grand scheme of things, each of us can make a profound difference in our carbon footprint by making some slight changes to how we live. Here are 7 ways we can be more earth-friendly and sustainable.
To think of all the wine corks I threw away without realizing how many more uses they had. Here are seven great ideas to re-use those wine corks laying around.
The disinfectant qualities of hydrogen peroxide have made it a household staple for many years, and it’s difficult to find a household first-aid kit that doesn’t have a bottle of it. But there are many more uses for this that should be noted.
Are you a collector of frozen leftovers like myself? I have so many leftovers in my freezer that I can make additional meals with them! So here are some delicious recipes that use frozen leftovers and couple of pantry items.
There is nothing more satisfying than getting to watch your newly planted seeds begin to emerge from the dirt. After one week goes by, you will begin to notice your seedlings are getting leggy and barely able to hold themselves up, If that happens, this guide will help you understand what went wrong and how to fix it.
Composting doesn’t have to be difficult and although it may seem like a daunting task to get started, this helpful guide should help walk you through any rough patches.
Scientists in Amsterdam have found ways to help their bee population regain its health. Here’s how to implement some of their methods in your community.
Tarps serve multiple purposes in an emergency situation and are great for long-term uses. Here are 10 practical uses for tarps in an emergency situation.
Before you put in your next garden, it’s important to think about the goals you have for the coming growing season. And, now with the new year, comes new garden resolutions!
A recent study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine claims that regularly using house cleaning products could be as bad for your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. Although it’s difficult to imagine cleaning could be just as detrimental to one’s health as smoking, the research suggests that the chemicals in cleaning products that get inhaled are actually just as bad.
Rubber bands are useful for many things. Here are some of the ones you may not have thought of.
Making your own natural, homemade laundry detergent is one of the easiest parts of a transition to a homesteaders lifestyle and a more natural way of living. Check out these 3 simple laundry detergent recipes you can make from around the web!
It’s that wonderful time of the year when we all start thinking about the perfect gift to get for those closest to us. But it’s also time to take advantage of the deals out there and get the best gift for the gardener in your life!
Heating your home during the winter can be costly and many don’t have the extra money to pay for the uptick in energy costs. But we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help you save your money on energy and use more sustainable ways to heat your home.
Those who choose to heat their home with wood are becoming fewer and fewer. However, with more interested in a self-sustaining lifestyle and going off the grid, those numbers may begin to rise again. If you decided to heat your home with wood, there are simply some types of wood that are better to burn in your home.