Category Archives: reduce
Joan Bell of Palm Bay, Fla., wouldn’t dream of turning off the shower mid-shampoo — and end up in a cold rinse — just to save a few cents. But a little adjustment lets her control the flow and save … Continue reading
Check out this article over on usaweekend.com on ways to enjoy seafood while supporting sustainability.
Alisa Tjelmeland of Littleton, CO offers this tip to help make sure you get the most out of your trash bags–and save yourself unnecessary trips to the trash can: “Instead of taking out a trash bag that is stinky but only … Continue reading
This report from KARE in Minneapolis-St. Paul has great advice on how to reduce the waste from your kitchen.
Does your kitchen sink get stopped up? Shekinah Hannah of Mesa, Ariz. has a solution. For cleaning kitchen drains, try pouring an extra-large stock pot of boiling water into the stopped-up sink. Most kitchen clogs are due to grease or … Continue reading
When the family can’t eat fruit when it’s ripe, or a freshening lemon comes through the cycle our readers have some ideas.
Helen Gallucci of Titusville, Fla. has a redecoration tip that’ll save time and money, but even better tons of space! I have two bedrooms but am short on storage space. So I only buy reversible bed spreads in neutral or … Continue reading
“An electric hot water heater uses about 20% of your monthly utility usage,” says RB Juneau of Orange Park, Fla. You can install an electric programmable timer for about $150 (electrician labor and parts). They can be programmed to turn … Continue reading
Think you’d work more efficiently from home? Here are some tips for developing a telecommuting proposal.
No need to waste water with this tip from Tracey Tyrrell of Wauconda, Ill. I use the water that collects in my dehumidifier to water plants or put it into my washing machine so that it uses less water when … Continue reading
The amount of trash generated per person in the U.S. per year is staggering, and just in time for Earth Day, we’ve got a video from KXTV in Sacramento, CA, showing ways you can make more eco-friendly decisions.
Just in time for Earth Day, the April 15-17 issue of USA WEEKEND has some great suggestions for toys that are eco- and wallet- friendly.