10 Ways to Reuse Shopping Bags | DIY Recycling Challenge

Hi everyone! This project has been in the works for a month now, and I’m so excited to finally share this project with you! This blog post and video was done in collaboration with Simple Victoria, and several other Youtube channels, to bring you guys tons of different ideas on how to take an object and turn it into something new. This project is our first collaboration project, ever, and we hope that you guys enjoy and find some ideas in this video. Continue reading “10 Ways to Reuse Shopping Bags | DIY Recycling Challenge”

Homemade Laundry Detergent and How to Store It Properly

Budgeting and cutting household costs has been at the forefront my mind for quite some time now. Saving more money around the house means more money to use to pay off school debt, which is now our number one priority in life (something I never thought I’d say if you’d had asked me as a teenager). At any rate, I’d become particularly frustrated with the cost of laundry detergents and decided to find a recipe online to make my own. Continue reading “Homemade Laundry Detergent and How to Store It Properly”

DIY Sun Shade Post Update

One of our top posts in the summer is the DIY Sun Shade tutorial I wrote back in 2014. Well, I have recently remade my window shades and decided to record the process. Continue reading “DIY Sun Shade Post Update”

Minimalism: Buy Quality

What holds true for buying socks and electronics? Buy quality. Never buy anything less. Ever. Continue reading “Minimalism: Buy Quality”

Reduce Your Household Waste

This topic has been in the forefront of my mind for a few months now, especially since Trevor and I live in such a small apartment and still managed to generate a bag of trash every two days. Read on to learn about our inspiration and the methods we use to reduce household waste in our home.

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Product Review: La Crosse BC700 Alpha Power Battery Charger

Interested in greener technology but not sure where to start? How about purchasing some rechargeable batteries? Not only will it cut down on waste, but it will save you money in the long run. However, does it matter what charger you buy for your rechargeable batteries? Continue reading “Product Review: La Crosse BC700 Alpha Power Battery Charger”

Annelise and Jake

Annelise and Jake live in an 8x21ft tiny house on a trailer. They’re US graduate students renting land, using about $50 USD worth of electric in winter and about $10 USD electric in summer. They have a mini-fridge to store their food instead of a full-size. Climbing a ladder is required to get to their bed in a loft. Sounds tiny, but why live this way? Continue reading “Annelise and Jake”

How to Achieve the Paperless Office

With the help of our new Epson WF3640 I’ve managed to tackle our filing bins and transform our office into a paperless office, save our federal documents and IDs. Interested in taking the paperless plunge? Read on to learn more about my process and how the endeavor went. Continue reading “How to Achieve the Paperless Office”

Beat The Freeze: 5 Steps To Prep For Winter

Winter is just around the corner for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere (December 21st) and, although, many would argue it’s already here, the coldest days are yet to come. To help stay comfortable and save money this Winter season, try these five steps to help keep the drafts away and the warmth inside.

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Beat The Heat: DIY Window Sun Shade

(UPDATED:  Data added to show effectiveness and video assembly!)

It’s now July and depending on where you live you may be feeling the heat of summer.  In my small corner or the northern hemisphere, we recently had temperatures spike into the 90’s(°F) all week when high 70’s and 80’s are historically average.  When my air conditioners started to struggle to keep our poorly insulated apartment cool I decided it was time to devise ways I could reduce the temperatures and energy use inside. Continue reading “Beat The Heat: DIY Window Sun Shade”