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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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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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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How to Upcycle Your Christmas Tree into an Adorable Table Runner

How to Upcycle Your Christmas Tree into an Adorable Table Runner

Wondering what to do with your old Christmas tree? You can always compost or donate it, but let’s take a creative approach to waste… Why not upcycle it?!

Today I’m going to show you how to upcycle your Christmas Tree into a gorgeous spring table runner.

Save some money, learn how to think outside the box about waste, and break that West Elm addiction!

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5 Easy, Realistic Ways to Upcycle Your Christmas Tree Needles

5 Easy, Realistic Ways to Upcycle Your Christmas Tree Needles

As I mentioned before, the real versus artificial Christmas tree environmental impact debate 100% hinges on the assumption that you are treating your Christmas tree as a single use disposable item.

Here are 5 ways to easily upcycle the needles from your Christmas tree that will allow you to get just a little more out of your ole holiday decoration.

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How to Upcycle Your Christmas Tree into Non-toxic Vinegar-Based Cleaning Solution

How to Upcycle Your Christmas Tree into Non-toxic Vinegar-Based Cleaning Solution

All our arguments about which is more eco-friendly, an artificial or natural Christmas tree, are predicated on the idea that your Christmas tree is a single use, disposable item. Here’s the reality: there are a million ways to upcycle your Christmas tree. Today, we’re staring with DIY Christmas Tree Vinegar Cleaner

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4 Realistic Ways to Upcycle Your Zero Waste Dried Orange Garland (That Aren’t Food)

4 Realistic Ways to Upcycle Your Zero Waste Dried Orange Garland (That Aren’t Food)

Orange garlands are one of my favorite zero waste Christmas decorations. They’re beautiful, they smell amazing, and they’re compostable, assuming you use plant-based twine and thread. But isn’t it a shame to only use them as a decoration and then throw them out? Guess what, there are actually a number of ways to upcycle your dried orange garland! Waste not, want not, y’all!

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