The 15 Best Places to Buy Organic Bedding (Including West Elm, Pottery Barn, and 8 Editor Favorites)Design Ideas
You spend about one-third of your life in bed, so it's an important place to invest in clean, healthy, and beautiful products!
Feb 7, 2024
The "5 Outfit" Rule That Finally Solved My Nothing to Wear ProblemLife
Save money and make fewer decisions? Sounds like a win-win.
Feb 5, 2024
You Can Return That Dead Plant to Home DepotLife
As long as you have this one crucial thing.
Jan 31, 2024
6 Things You Should Never Do When Donating Your StuffLife
According to thrift store employees.
Jan 26, 2024
The Last Thing You Should Do with an Empty Coffee PodLife
Your houseplants will thank you.
Jan 25, 2024
The One Kitchen Staple I Always Buy UsedLife
It saves me at least $20 every time.
Dec 14, 2023
How To Make Homemade Reed DiffusersProjects & Improvements
Ban those plug-in air fresheners for good.
Dec 11, 2023
How To Recaulk a BathtubProjects & Improvements
If you’re looking for a way to make your bathroom feel cleaner and brighter, try recaulking your bathtub. It takes a couple of hours to remove the old caulk and apply the new caulk, but it’s definitely worth it! Here’s how I recaulked my own bathtub in a few easy steps. Ready to give your bathtub a makeover? Great! Here’s what you need to get started.
Dec 11, 2023
The Kitchen Item I Always Buy Thrifted to Prep for the HolidaysLife
It only costs a dollar or two.
Dec 5, 2023
10 Ways to Remove Cigarette Smells from FurnitureCleaning
Get rid of any smoky smells that are lingering on precious pieces of vintage furniture.
Nov 27, 2023
How To Make Your Own Natural Bathroom CleanersCleaning
There are tons of “green” bathroom cleaners on the market, but most of the time it’s cheaper and just as effective to make your own. Armed with a few simple non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients, you can keep your bathroom fresh and sparkling with natural bathroom cleaners. If you’ve got a little extra time today, grab this shopping list, head to the store, and make a few batches of healthy cleaners to keep your bathroom (or any room) healthy!
Nov 14, 2023
11 Non-Toxic Paints To Buy That Are as Safe as They Are ChicProjects & Improvements
The best non-toxic and low VOC paints for your entire home, from interior paint jobs to small DIY projects.
Nov 2, 2023
Here’s the Ideal Humidity Level for Your Home — And How to Control ItLife
Dry air season is coming.
Nov 3, 2023
The Last Thing You Should Do with an Empty Tuna Can Before Recycling It
Living
It's a free Halloween decor hack.
Oct 2, 2023
I Turned an Old Filing Cabinet into the Modern Planter of My Dreams
Home Projects
This DIY was totally beginner-friendly.
Sep 12, 2023
11 Simmer Pot Recipes to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall
Living
Make it smell like you’ve been baking all day.
Aug 31, 2023
The 8 Best Sources to Buy Yurt KitsReal Estate
Yurt shopping has never been easier.
Aug 25, 2023
I Got Rid of the Ants in My House Using Just Two IngredientsCleaning
No need to use harsh ingredients to eliminate these kitchen pests.
Aug 24, 2023
11 of the Best Folding Shopping Carts for an Easier Grocery Haul
Shopping
It's time to give your shoulders a rest.
Aug 24, 2023
My Wardrobe Is 90% Secondhand — These Are My 4 Top Thrifting Tips
Living
Inexpensive and unique? It’s a win-win.
Aug 16, 2023
The $4 Aldi Refrigerated Find That’s Actually a Reusable Glassware Gem
Living
They're so adorable.
Aug 14, 2023
I Only Go Grocery Shopping Once a Month — Here’s How I Do It
Living
For my family of five!
Jul 1, 2023
I Love Dolly Parton's Retro (and Free!) Hack for Wrapping Gifts
Living
You probably already have this lying around your home.
Jun 27, 2023
The Easy Way I Made My Disposable Takeout Container Collection DisappearOrganizing
Be gone, cabinet full of plastic containers.
Jun 1, 2023
The Must-Have Backyard Accessory I Never Pay Full Price For
Living
It’s essential to my deck decor.
May 28, 2023
Get a Green Clean: How to Disinfect Your Whole Home With Tea Tree OilCleaning
Are you tired of your home smelling like chemicals when you clean? You shouldn’t have to leave the room in the middle of scrubbing down the counter because the smell of bleach is singeing your nose hairs. A better way to deal with this is concocting your own cleaning products with the use of natural ingredients and essential oils, including tea tree oil.
May 23, 2023
The Last Thing You Should Always Do After Unpacking Groceries
Living
It makes the next grocery shopping trip a breeze.
May 21, 2023
How To Green Clean the Grout In Your Shower & BathroomCleaning
Is your bathroom guest-ready?
May 20, 2023
How To Deep Green Clean Your CarpetsCleaning
Over time spot cleaning just doesn’t do it. You turn around one day, and your carpets are a shade darker than when you had them installed. Or, you do a great job spot cleaning only to reveal how dirty the rest of the carpeting really is. Here’s a way to give your carpets a deep clean using a few household ingredients, a vacuum, and a steam cleaner. Ingredients: Salt, borax, and white vinegar.
May 19, 2023
How To Whiten Laundry Without Chlorine BleachCleaning
Many of us have banished chlorine bleach from our homes, as it can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs, poison fish and insects, and release carcinogenic dioxins during production. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways keep white linens, socks, and other fabrics sparkling, and you probably already have the necessary ingredients around the house. Ready to get started? Here are some bleach-free ways to get your whites whiter!
May 19, 2023
I Inventoried My Entire Wardrobe — And It Changed the Way I Shop
Living
It’s saved me so much time and money.
May 17, 2023
This Organization Is Building Sustainable Homes Out of "SuperAdobe"
Real Estate
The CalEarth Institute takes the meaning of living off the land to a new level.
Apr 27, 2023
101 Little Ways to Green Your Life at HomeLife
There are countless tiny ways you can make at home that not only help the environment, but can be better for your health and wallet.
Apr 22, 2020
I Tried the TikTok “Jam Jar” Cocktail and It’s Ridiculously Good
Living
The secret ingredient is probably already in your fridge.
Apr 20, 2023
Don’t Throw Out Your Bubble Wrap — Here’s What You Can Do with It
REAL ESTATE
Just finished moving? You can reuse that clear cushion a few different ways.
Apr 15, 2023
The “What Would Grandma Do?” Test I Use to Practice Mindful Consumption
Living
This Great Depression-era advice helps guide me.
Apr 13, 2023
The Plant I Put in My Shower That Makes My Bathroom Smell Amazing
Living
It’s not eucalyptus, and you likely have too much of it anyway.
Apr 10, 2023
This Is the Plant You Should Purchase This Spring, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Living
Whether you’re a fake plant lover or bona fide plant parent, here’s the kind of greenery to invite into your life this season.
Apr 3, 2023
3D-Printed Wood Could Quite Literally Save the TreesLife
By using a 3D bioprinter, scientists can grow this plant material in ways that aren’t found in nature, and do so without producing waste.
Apr 1, 2023
IKEA Is Launching Solar-Powered LED LampsDesign Ideas
The two lamps were “inspired by the sun and the earth's angle and movement around it.”
Mar 30, 2023
I Spent a Year Tracking Down My Secondhand Silverware — and It Was Worth ItLife
My silverware drawer brings me so much joy.
Mar 7, 2023
These Sustainable Waste Bin Turns Your Food Scraps Into Chicken Feed
News
Reduce your carbon footprint and feed a barnyard friend.
Feb 7, 2023
Here's How to Recycle Bubble Wrap (And 4 Fun Ways to Reuse It!)Real Estate
There's a very good reason to pop all the bubbles.
Jan 28, 2023
This Viral “Earthship” Home Is Beautiful And Incredibly Eco-Friendly
News
TikTok is obsessed.
Jan 24, 2023
These 3D Printed Tiny Homes Are Made Using Recycled Plastic
News
It's waste from food packaging and plastic bottles.
Jan 22, 2023
5 Environmentally Friendly Swaps That Also Helped Me Downsize My StuffLife
According to a minimalist lifestyle coach.
Jan 12, 2023
Here's a Genius, Sustainable DIY Hack for Turning a Spill into an Art PieceDesign Ideas
Spills on upholstered pieces are fixable, even if you can't get the stain out!
Jan 9, 2023
This Company Makes Tile Completely Out Of Fish Scales
News
Not only can you make your home that much more sustainable using these fish scale tiles, but you’ll also be installing an instant conversation starter.
Jan 4, 2023
Is There a Non-Toxic Stain-Resistant Fabric Protector?Cleaning
Q: We just reupholstered our comfy sofa with an all-cotton fabric. Is there a non-toxic way to “seal” the fabric and make it more stain-resistant? I’m sure a no-eating-on-the-couch rule would help, but it’s just not realistic! My family used to use some spray that worked well, but it has a daunting ingredient list.Sent by ElissaEditor: Elissa, great job on the reupholstery! It looks like an entirely new piece of furniture.
Jan 2, 2023
The First Floating City Has Just Been Designed
News
Architects are creating new ways to face climate change.
Dec 16, 2022
This Bamboo Toilet Paper Is My Favorite Unlikely SubscriptionLife
It's soft, strong, and saves some trees!
Dec 14, 2022
The One Holiday Staple I Never Have to Buy, Thanks to My "Buy Nothing" Facebook Life
It's a sustainable swap that saves me $5 every time.
Dec 6, 2022
The One Tip a Designer Swears By for Shopping Sustainably at IKEADesign Ideas
Learn this practical tip for tackling fast furniture.
Nov 4, 2022
Should You Switch to Solid Dish Soap? We Asked 5 Experts
Green Week
Here’s what five people in the cleaning industry have to say about the pros and cons of solid dish soap vs. liquid dish detergent.
Nov 3, 2022
Got a Roach Problem? Try These DIY Roach Repellents (and Skip the Store-Bought Sprays)Projects & Improvements
Here's how to get a pesky pest problem under control the natural way, without using toxic repellents and insecticides.
Nov 1, 2022
Scientists Are Creating Windows That Double As Energy-Generating Solar Panels
News
We may soon be headed into a future where our windows, skylights, greenhouses, and other glass elements around our homes are producing all the electricity we need to thrive.
Nov 1, 2022
How To Repel Fleas with Regular Household Items (Using Smells Fleas Hate!)Cleaning
There’s a lot to love about having pets, but one of the downsides is the fleas that can sometimes come with them — especially if your pet goes outdoors. Fleas can be a pain to get out of your house, but there are a number of regular household items that can be used to repel and kill them without harming your beloved furry friend (no, not you, Windex). Learn more about these below.
Oct 27, 2022
Reusing Tea Bags: The Good, The Bad, and the GreenDesign Ideas
image:0e460143a263085d41447dcc7ed31ff4df47737b w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" As most avid tea drinkers will tell you, if you are using tea bags, you can get extra use out of them if you are willing to do so. Most people just chuck them into the trash, compost heap, or recycling bin, but saving them for your next tea is also an interesting idea.The first thing that you should know is that it’s fine to reuse tea bags.
Oct 26, 2022
A Furniture Company Found the Best Use for All those Discarded Chopsticks
News
From a sushi lunch to a gorgeous desk.
Oct 25, 2022