Saturday, November 18, 2017

Use better de-icers
Steer clear of rock salt (sodium chloride) and urea-based de-icers. Not only can they pollute habitats with plant-killing runoff, but they can also corrode concrete, destroy your lawn (even a snow-covered one), and contaminate water supplies. Better bets? Sand, which provides traction without damaging salt-sensitive landscapes, and calcium chloride, which may still hurt vegetation, but is free of the cyanide present in rock salt. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

DIY handwarmers
Make your own hand warmers with a pair of socks and rice. Open the sock and fill it with rice leaving enough room at the top to tie the sock. We used children’s socks but any size will do. Toss in the microwave for about 30 seconds and enjoy your rechargeable handwarmers! 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Buy area rugs
When chilled, the floors can prickle your feet, especially if they're made of materials like wood and tile. Instead of cranking up your furnace even more, cover up your floors with area rugs. You can also buy some cute, furry slippers to keep your feet warm and feel more comfortable. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Check for air leaks
Make sure no air is getting through the weatherstripping around the windows, doors or attic. Seal any areas where you find leaks. 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Clean gutters
Fall means lots of debris in your gutters. Removing the leaves and other debris from your gutters will ensure proper water drainage and prevent damage to your roof and other parts of your home.