Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A shovel is best for deep or soggy snow but next time your walkway is buried in fresh powder, grab a broom instead. Not only can you clear your path faster and easier, you can also spare yourself some backache. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

To protect your fabric shoes from the wet weather, take the wick out of a cheap tea light candle and rub it over the outer layer of your shoes. Apply the candle wax until you have a thick layer covering the exterior. Turn your blowdryer on high and blast the shoes until the wax melts into the fabric forming a clear layer of water protection. The next time your shoes come in contact with water it will bounce right off! 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Vacuum with a HEPA filter
Use HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters to prevent tiny particles of dust from being blown back out into the air. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Stop your answering machine
Answering machines use energy 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And when they break, they're just one more thing that goes into the landfill. If all answering machines in U.S. homes were eventually replaced by voice mail services, the annual energy savings would total nearly two billion kilowatt-hours. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Be alert! Report open hydrants, broken pipes and excessive waste. Don’t be shy about pointing out leaky faucets and drips to your family and friends, they may have tuned out that dripping sound a long time ago.