12 Eco-friendly and Frugal Ways to Prep Your House for Sale

12 Eco-friendly and Frugal Ways to Prep Your House for Sale

Getting your house ready for sale is NOT going down as your shining moment on your zero waste journey. Let’s just get that out in the open. 

There are, however, still ways to make greener and more eco-friendly choices while you get your home ready to put on the market! Here are some of the ways I stayed true to my eco-friendly ideals last month while prepping my house for listing.

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3 Holistic Ways to Relieve Laryngitis

3 Holistic Ways to Relieve Laryngitis

Laryngitis and losing your voice can throw a huge wrench into your routine., but fortunately you can find relief quickly and easily with a few simple ingredients.

Here are three holistic treatments that are natural and chemical free, the perfect solutions for those striving for a zero waste life.

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15 Upcycled Gifts Every Mom Will Love

15 Upcycled Gifts Every Mom Will Love

My mom is the original “upcycler”. She can turn mushy leftovers into culinary delights, old t-shirts into kid’s clothes, broken toys into newfound playthings.

In honor of my momma, I’ve rounded up 15 Upcycled Gifts Every Mom Will Love!

Why upcycled? Because upcycling is the process of turning old things into raw materials for something new and even cooler. It’s way more eco-friendly and sustainable than simply buying something new, plus there’s just that “cool factor” that comes with the creativity involved!

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11 Reasons I’m Keeping CompostNow Even Though I Have A Compost System

11 Reasons I’m Keeping CompostNow Even Though I Have A Compost System

It’s official: CompostNow is coming to Charleston!

What’s CompostNow? A group that offers residential compost collection! They provide the bins, you fill ‘em, they cart them away every week.

They gave me a trial run and I’M OBSESSED. Today on the blog, 11 reasons I’ll be keeping my CompostNow subscription, even though I already have my own compost heap.

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Easy Zero Waste Zoodles With Heirloom Tomatoes and Pesto

Easy Zero Waste Zoodles With Heirloom Tomatoes and Pesto

I love the idea of being zero waste, but it can be nearly impossible to avoid all forms of packaging waste when preparing a meal, and I think it’s important to remember that not everyone lives in a community where bulk stores are available.

From produce stickers to safety seals and plastic linings, pretty much every meal you eat has an impact… so here’s a quick and easy 5 ingredient (nearly) zero waste recipe for zucchini noodles with heirloom tomatoes and pesto!

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How I Took $400 A Month Off My Electric Bill

How I Took $400 A Month Off My Electric Bill

Are you struggling with an out-of-control high electric bill? So was I, dear reader. There were a lot of tears and swearing involved back when I got that first astronomical power bill almost 5 years ago, but I quickly knocked that number back to something more reasonable and budget friendly.

Let’s save you some money and save the planet. How I took more than $400 off my monthly electric bill, after the jump!

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5 Food Items to Stock Up On to Help Eliminate Food Waste and Stretch Your Budget

5 Food Items to Stock Up On to Help Eliminate Food Waste and Stretch Your Budget

When you’re trying to eat local and organic, it helps to pinch pennies which means buying what’s in season and cheaper but also using every single bit of those veggies and fruits.

Which is exactly why we’re delving into the 5 food items that can be used to help you preserve your perishables and eliminate food waste and how to use them.

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15 Reasons Your Natural Dye Project FAILED (And Why You Should Do It Anyway)

15 Reasons Your Natural Dye Project FAILED (And Why You Should Do It Anyway)

If you’re reading this, you most likely saw an “Easy DIY Natural Dye” project on Pinterest but are now surrounded by mushy dye pots and soggy fabric, mid-primal scream, and wondering what the hell went wrong.

I got you, girl. Pour yourself a glass of bubbly and let’s unpack 15 Reasons Why Your DIY Natural Dye Project FAILED.

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Spicy Beef and Shiitake Bahn Mi Tacos (Reduced Meat Recipe)

Spicy Beef and Shiitake Bahn Mi Tacos (Reduced Meat Recipe)

Show me a person who doesn’t like tacos and I’ll check for a charging plug: to be human is to love tacos.

Today on the blog I’m sharing a delicious reduced-meat recipe for Spicy Beef and Shiitake Bahn Mi Tacos. Going vegetarian or vegan isn’t right for everyone, but eating meat blended with mushrooms is a wonderful way to reduce your meat intake, cut costs, reduce caloric intake, and cram in some extra vitamins and nutrients!

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DIY Rose and Meyer Lemon Salt Scrub

DIY Rose and Meyer Lemon Salt Scrub

Turns out, I love some self-care. I not only love it, I’m now constantly looking for little ways to squeeze more into my daily routine… including trashing my Valentine’s Day bouquet to make a DIY rose and Meyer lemon salt scrub, much to my boyfriend’s confusion.

Ready to upcycle your Valentine’s Day bouquet into a relaxing DIY Rose and Meyer Lemon Salt Scrub? Ready to relax and enjoy softer, healthier skin without washing toxic chemicals down the drain? Let’s do this.

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