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I don’t like replacing perfectly workable items if I don’t need to. Ink cartridges are the perfect example. The cartridge runs out of ink, but the components are all in perfect condition...
Storage is often a challenge when you rent. You might be renting a place like ours which has no living room, bathroom or bedroom cupboards. There's often just not enough places to put things. And...
This energy meter can measure the power consumption of any appliance plugged into a standard power outlet (or string of appliances plugged into a power board). Use it to uncover how much each of your...
Energy efficient light bulbs (otherwise known as compact fluorescent light bulbs or CFL's ) contain a small amount of mercury which is a toxic metal and every product containing mercury should be...
It's an interesting and thorny issue. Planet Green had a post about managing a relationship with someone with different environmental standards than you, but what if it's your housemate...
Ever since I read about Google's new service for measuring power consumption, Powermeter, I wanted to try it, whatever your opinions on what Google might do with your data, it can't be denied...
It's almost December and about that time that people start putting up Christmas trees. People tend to either want a Christmas tree or simply couldn't care less. But what do you opt for?...
I love making people gifts and I'm always keen to make my gifts homemade. I didn't have much time for crafting unfortunately so I decided to make some goodies from the kitchen. Reasons I like...
When was the last time you had your gas heater in your rental property serviced? How many of you just said, 'never'? You could be at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning.  What is...
People are incredibly sentimental about gift giving and card sending at Christmas. Even as they grow older, many people are miffed, disturbed or shocked by the idea of buying people gifts. Many are...