Paper rolls tips

December 11th, 2010 - 
Toilet paper rolls can be used for gardening, kid play and household. Instead of buying biodegradable pots from the store, just use cardboard tubes for your gardening. Cut each paper tube in two so that at the end you will have two pots. Gently press the end of the roll to create a bottom for each of the toilet paper roll. Arrange all your cups together and put y them into a tray. Fill the cylinders with seed-starting mix and sow your seeds. You will have to water them each day so that they will grow in a few days. You can put them directly in the ground because the cardboard is biodegradable so that it won’t affect the soil.

For sure, reusing means that you save a lot of money, so that means you shouldn’t purchase pots again.

Recycle Anything- today: Computers and Batteries

December 11th, 2010 - 
Everyone knows how to recycle basic materials like cans, bottles and paper. But what else can we recycle?
Today, find out how you can recycle Computers or Batteries:

The most important reason why we do not recycle them is because of security problems. If you think that all you have to do is deleting the files from the recycle bin, is not that easy. Anybody can access the information even if you had deleted it.
That’s why…first thing to do is erasing the hardware.
With the smallest effort, even a kid with basic knowledge in computers can use programs that can undelete your files and everything you previously had on your computer: tax records, emails, portfolios and others. Kind of scary, right?So, definitely, you should clean your hard drive before donating it to some schools, charity organization, children’s shelter or church.
There is a special program that could help you do that, without affecting programes you already have installed: “Eraser 5.7” can be downloaded

Batteries: They contain dangerous substances like mercury and other chemicals, and that’s why we have to be very careful with them. Don’t buy batteries long time befor you will need them. They will expire and then they will drain down even if they are not used. We advice you to but rechargeable batteries and a charger, together with the toys you buy for your kid. It will be useful to teach him a lesson about eco friendly alternatives.

How to Consume Less Calories

December 6th, 2010 - 

So you want to lose weight but you hate dieting. You can’t stand being restricted. Having to say no to chocolate just makes you crave it all the more. Don’t worry. Here are some simple suggestions for you to consume less calories and lose weight without having to diet! Read more:

1. Drink water. If you love to drink soda, that’s fine but limit yourself to one can a day. Don’t buy 2-liters as you’ll want to continually fill that glass. Avoid caffeine. Get down to one cup a day.

2. Trade in your white bread for wheat bread. Likewise, don’t give up your pasta but try wheat noodles instead. This simple exchange will save you many calories and will also provide your family with a much healthier food option.

3. Take your time. Enjoy each bite. Chew each bite thoroughly before swallowing. This may sound overly simple but by following this step, you’ll allow the gases from digestion to rise from your stomach to your brain and avoid overeating as the gases allow you to recognize when you are full. The faster you eat, the more you can eat before you realize you are full. Also, take a sip after every two to three bites. 

4. Many people confuse thirst with hunger. When you first feel hungry, drink so water. If ten minutes later, you still feel hungry, you actually are so go ahead and eat. But you’ll be surprised by the number of times your ‘hunger’ goes away. Likewise, eat more watery foods such as cucumbers. They will fill you up fast and you’ll actually consume less calories by eating them instead of other heavier food options.

6. Whenever possible, buy portion sized. Buy individual chip bags instead of the large family size. Instead of having just one more chip (which always turns into much more than just one!), you are forced and limited to a smaller amount.

7. If you always clean your plate, try to leave a bite or two. Knowing when to stop eating is important. Also, when you go out to a restaurant, immediately ask for a box. When your meal arrives, put half into the
box. Out of sight, out of mind and not into your mouth. Now you have lunch for the next day and won’t have to worry about overeating or stuffing yourself with the huge portions that all restaurants serve.

8. Make sure you eat breakfast! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it jumpstarts your metablism. So, basically, if you eat breakfast, you’ll feel less hungry throughout the day. Another tip for cutting calories: use less spread of your toast. Just doing something so small and simple equals less calories and the fewer calories you take in, the better!

Rescue Stained Textiles with a Cool Graphic Pattern

December 6th, 2010 - 

Spilled a glass of wine on your favorite tablecloth? No need to buy a new one: Design Sponge has shared some brilliant inspiration for extending the life of flawed textiles. Just cut out the shape of your choice in fabric (and fusible webbing), iron on, and sew. We love the choice of colors and the modern shape of the example here. More details, and a detailed photo, after the jump. This idea works for much more than tablecloths– think pillow covers, comforters, placemats, even sofa cushions. Not only can it cover stains, it
can also be a way to revitalize something you’ve gotten a little tired of. For all the great green products out there, our favorite way to decorate responsibly is to make the stuff we already have last longer. Visit Design Sponge for the
full how-to instructions.(Images: Design Sponge)

Creative Reuse: 10 Ways To Repurpose Light Bulbs

December 6th, 2010 - 

1 Mixed Moss Terrarium – $16 from Etsy seller MossTerrariums

2 Bud Vase – DIY instructions at ReadyMade

3 Tiny Terrarium – DIY instructions at The Hipster Home

4 Hanging Vases – DIY instructions at Care2

5 Valentine – DIY instructions at Design*Sponge

6 Greenhouse – DIY instructions at Instructables

7 Aquarium – $20 from Etsy seller SagesLeaf

8 Bud Vase – Spotted by AT:SF in Mexico

9 Edison Air Planter – $7.95 from Etsy seller chicweed

10 Ship In a Bottle – DIY instructions at Instructables