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Hand Paper Shredder, Made by Humans, Non-electric, No Battery Needed

Hand Paper Shredder, Made by Humans, Non-electric, No Battery Needed

I discovered this ingeniously designed, toothpaste tube-sized hand paper shredder recently. It uses no electricity or batteries and for those of you, like me, who strive to be green and who need a shredder, but don't have piles to process and don't want another furniture-size appliance to clutter your office or home, there is nothing better. Mine sits on my desk right next to my pen holder. To use it, you simply hold over your recycling [...] Continue reading

Made Of New York - Handmade Reclaimed Wood Furniture - Eco-friendly & Sustainable

Made Of New York - Handmade Reclaimed Wood Furniture - Eco-friendly & Sustainable

I just came across this smart new local and eco-friendly furniture company and am so excited by what they're doing I had to share it with my readers and clients right away. Made of New York is the business name and directly from their website is this description of what they're doing: "Made of New York is a collection of home essentials inspired by everyday life and the fundamental simplicity and functionality that is so typical for NYC. Each [...] Continue reading

Stove-Top Homemade Simmering Potpourri Recipe Ideas For Cold Weather & Holidays - Scent Your Home Naturally

Stove-Top Homemade Simmering Potpourri Recipe Ideas For Cold Weather & Holidays - Scent Your Home Naturally

The nostalgic, homey feeling of cooler fall days always gets me thinking of domestic projects. One I love, and certainly an easy atmosphere-changer to pull off, is whipping up a pot of homemade, simmering potpourri to fill your home with inviting, healing natural scents. It CAN be a great way to re-use certain items before retiring them to your compost, and it's healthier and more eco-friendly than using the grocery store-style, chemically [...] Continue reading

Let It All Hang Out! Air Dry Your Laundry for Loads of Benefits

Let It All Hang Out! Air Dry Your Laundry for Loads of Benefits

As if moms today (Statistically, women do most of the laundry in the U.S.) need one more task to add to their fractured schedules and miles-long to-do lists, here I am, risking flogging by cloth diapers, suggesting you add one more household chore to the many you can barely get to right now—hang drying your family's laundry! But what if I told you that by doing this one activity you could not only save money and go green, but tap into some [...] Continue reading

Electrolux Eureka Sanitaire SC3683A Commercial Canister Vac - Best Budget-Friendly, Hepa Filter Vacuum Cleaner

Electrolux Eureka Sanitaire SC3683A Commercial Canister Vac - Best Budget-Friendly, Hepa Filter Vacuum Cleaner

People ask me frequently for vacuum cleaner recommendations and I consistently urge them to purchase the very humble Electrolux Eureka Sanitaire SC3683A Commercial Vac. I've used many, many vacuum brands and models over the years and for the price tag, I have yet to come across another that even comes close to matching what this little red and black machine can do. It is hepa-filter ready and performs nearly as well as the highest-end Mieles and [...] Continue reading

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