Recent Green Living Articles


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10 Tips for Safer Paint Stripping

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 21, 2015

For a successful repainting project, it's important to start with the removal of old paint that has peeled, chipped, or bubbled. However, in the past, products designed to strip paint...


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12 Ways Ceiling Fans Keep You Comfortable and Save Cash

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 13, 2015

Ceiling fans are back in a big way (and according to some folks, they never really left). These inexpensive, energy-efficient cooling devices are good-looking and may be installed easily...


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How Ductless Air Conditioning Saves Energy

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 12, 2015

Ductless air conditioning is ideal for cooling a home or a room which is not equipped with the traditional HVAC ductwork. This type of A/C is also called mini split due to its size...


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8 Natural Ways To Get Rid of House Flies

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 02, 2015

Shoo, fly! Don't bother me! When they manage to make their way into your home, house flies are unpleasant and annoying to have around, with their incessant movement and relentless buzzing....


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Closed Loop Recycling: What it Means for You

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 02, 2015

If you're a regular recycler, determinedly hauling your bottles, cans, and paper to the curb or to dedicated drop-offs, more power to you. You are working hard to keep our planet green....


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DIY Statement Light Fixtures -- Fabulous and Frugal

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 01, 2015

There's nothing like a gorgeous new electric light fixture installation to power up your home decor. Whether mounted on a wall or the ceiling, statement lighting gives a fabulous focus...


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13 Tips for More Serene Spring Cleaning

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 29, 2015

At this time of year, lots of folks feel the urge to start spring cleaning -- refreshing and clearing out their home to greet the new season. However, just when the weather is (hopefully)...


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What in the World is a Chimney Balloon?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 12, 2015

On a winter's evening, there's nothing like sitting next to the cozy warmth of a crackling blaze in your fireplace. But what happens when the flames die away? Since cold air moves downward,...