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Recycle what? 5 tips for recycling bathroom products
(BPT) - Most of us are used to recycling at home, but specifically in the bathroom? Not so much. However, your bathroom is home to a number of recyclable products, from shampoo and mouthwash bottles to bandage and tissue boxes. With families as busy as they are, it’s no wonder bathroom recycling is... Click to read more


5 fast shortcuts to make your home sparkle this spring
(BPT) - We all know that one person who just adores cleaning. But for the rest of us, it's a necessary evil that gets old very quickly!Before you tackle that long list of spring cleaning tasks, try some of these cleaning hacks designed to make these chores faster and easier. When cleaning is fun an... Click to read more


Check off your backyard bucket list: seed, weed and feed
(BPT) - From Sunday picnics and impromptu barbecues to games of catch, make your lawn center stage this spring. Everyone longs for a lush, green lawn, but many homeowners aren't sure how to achieve it. In fact, although 81 percent of Americans do their own lawn care, 69 percent say their lawns coul... Click to read more


Building a Tiny House with Plastics [Video]
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Thinking outside the coop: 8 common myths about raising backyard poultry
(BPT) - From fresh egg production to natural garden fertilizer, there is no shortage of benefits in raising backyard poultry. But even as families become more familiar with sustainable living and keeping chickens, several poultry myths still exist.Here to set the record straight for our feathered f... Click to read more


4 ways to lead the charge on National Battery Day
(BPT) - National Battery Day, Feb. 18, is a day when people across the nation are encouraged to participate in battery recycling to celebrate the vital role batteries play in our everyday lives. Without them, the modern world couldn’t exist as we know it. From household appliances to laptops, cellp... Click to read more


Wanna Recycle More Plastics? Just Ask Comedian Rudy Mancuso [Video]
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3 ways to turn discarded wood into beautiful home decor
(BPT) - The saying, 'what's old is new again' has been around for years, but most recently represents a popular trend in interior design - upcycling old items with a new purpose. Everyone from high-end designers to DIYers are enjoying and incorporating this trend into their everyday life. From five... Click to read more


4 tips to help keep your home warm, comfortable and energy efficient this winter
(BPT) - With winter comes the holiday season, a time that's supposed to be associated with 'comfort and joy.' But how joyful will it be if pests invade your house, or if your home is cold and drafty? Help stay warm all winter long by addressing factors like air leaks from gaps and cracks that can m... Click to read more


Snowmen: The endangered species no one talks about
(BPT) - For many, snowmen are an iconic part of winter. Millions of people have memories of building their round snow bodies, using pieces of charcoal for their eyes, crooked sticks as arms and a withered carrot for a nose.Unfortunately, the way things are going, snowmen may stay just that: a memor... Click to read more




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