May 27, 2009

Freshen Your Fridge

Place a vanilla soaked cotton ball inside your refridgerator instead of baking soda for freshness.

May 26, 2009


Use cloth napkins whenever possible. If you need to use paper napkins for certain occasions, buy recycled brands, and then recycle them again.

May 24, 2009

No Ants!!!

For some of us, this is the time of year when we start to see ants crawling along the floor while we are trying to make a meal for our family. It makes me cringe.

How do they get into the house? What can you do to keep them out of the house? Ant traps work, but if they are poisoning the ants, can they also be poisoning your family?

Try pouring vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, baby powder, cinnamon, or coffee grounds around the affected areas. Not at the same time, of course.

May 16, 2009

Paper Recycling

According to the Sierra Club, an estimated 900 million trees are cut down annually to produce paper - writing paper, print paper, paper plates, cardboard, napkins, etc. All of this should be recycled. Almost 50 percent of most Americans trash is paper. There is NEVER a good reason to throw a piece of paper or envelope in the garbage. Put it in the recycling bin instead.

If your name and address are printed on something or the material is sensitive - shred it. Place the shredded paper in a paper bag and put it in your recycling bin when the bag is full.

Save trees:

* Buy recycled printer paper and sticky notes
* Use the back of your child's homework or other documents to print on
* Print on both sides
* Buy recycled napkins, paper towel, etc.

May 9, 2009

Q.T. Reusable Products

Choose reusable instead of disposable products.