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Cutting Costs: 4 Tips for Making Your Home More Green to Lower Bills

Energy bills have long been one of the largest components of a family budget. In a time when families are looking to cut costs by any means, going green and reducing energy usage makes more financial sense than ever before. So, what are four ways that your family can make your home more green to lower your energy bills?

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  • Install A Smart Thermostat
  • Have A Home Solar System Installed
  • Invest In Energy Efficient Appliances
  • Select Your Roofing Materials Carefully

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Why You Should Consider Homesteading

A lifestyle of self-sufficiency known as homesteading, is often characterized by home preservation of foodstuff, subsistence agriculture, and livestock production. In some cases, it can even include the small-scale production of craftwork, textile and clothing. Solar electricity and wind power are some of the renewable sources modern homesteaders use, thus protecting the environment while they grow healthy GMO-free foods and raise heritage livestock. If you find this type of lifestyle tempting and it seems as your cup of tea, keep on reading and learn what are some of the major reasons you should start homesteading.

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Better skills

Homesteading will allow you to develop many new or improve some of the skills you already have. This is especially true if you’re planning to pass the knowledge on to other family members or maybe include your friends into the entire process as well. Work ethic, the use of wide variety of tools, problem solving and various other skills are all a part of homesteading, so you’ll learn everything from fixing the brakes to growing broccoli. These are just some of the invaluable skills that may come in handy even in the future, in who knows which important situation. More »

2019 Home Decor Trends to Look Forward To

Over the years, home decor trends have changed drastically. I distinctly remember when brightly colored walls and shag carpets were in style. The thought of either of those things in my home now make me want to vomit. There’s nothing cute about it. Do you think that’s something our kids will be saying in twenty years about subway tile and raw wooden beams? Probably, but I sure hope not. As 2018 comes to a close, there are so many things to look forward to in 2019. Home decor is one of those things. Which of these upcoming trends are you most excited for?

Multi functional Furnitures - 2019 Home Decor Trends to Look Forward To

Multi-functional furnishings

I know about a dozen people who have decided to move their entire lives to more urban areas in the last year, and I’m sure that number will continue to increase. Because of this, furniture companies have been forced to create furniture that is not only compact, but also multi-functional. A ottoman that opens up to reveal storage space? Absolutely. Murphy beds? Sure. As well as this, we anticipate that pieces of furniture that are easily able to adapt to new rooms and styles will be increasingly popular in 2019. More »

How to find cheap firewood in Sydney

If you regularly heat, you will want to seek cheap firewood in Sydney. The only reason why many of us use firewood in Blue Mountain is because we would like to save money, and also reduce heating bills. So, how can you find firewood delivery in Sydney that is inexpensive? Like it is the case with many other things in life, you are likely to get what you will be paying for. Here are a few tips you can use to lower the cost of your firewood and get a good deal on your purchase.

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What to consider when you are buying firewood

If you find a supplier of firewood in the Blue Mountains who offers cheaper rates than others, you will need to be cautious, and make sure that you have a good understanding of what you will be buying.  In most cases, they could be selling green firewood, soft firewood, or even rotten firewood for sale. The price is reduced as it is usually harder to sell as compared to the quality wholesale red gum firewood. This doesn’t mean that these kinds of firewood cannot be used. More »

The Mental Benefits of Green Spaces

We all know that going outside is considered good for you. Or at least most of us do! We’ve all had days where we felt dreary and overwhelmed, but were offered some reprieve by a walk through a park, or even just in our own backyards. There’s no denying that spending a little time outdoors is a great way to feel at least a little better. These benefits aren’t just in your head (or maybe they are, and that’s the point)! Many studies have been done over the years that have shown that green spaces have a tremendous impact on our mental health, and can even improve our coping mechanisms to very real mental disorders. Check out some the many mental benefits of green spaces…

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Helps Productivity

Green spaces and natural environments help us clear our mind and focus more on what matters. Whether you are focusing on an external task or simply self-reflecting, spending time in nature greatly improves your ability to succeed. Several studies have shown that simply having plants in your field of vision helps improve your memory and hones your ability to focus. This is paired with a decrease in depressive thoughts that impact your ability to fulfill tasks. It’s actually for this reason that many businesses nowadays are opting to include more green spaces in their office buildings, as it enables a better working environment. More »

How Different States Are Improving Their Air Quality

It’s no secret that our environment is in trouble. Due to negligence, the earth we live on is vastly different than the one the generation before us did. And not just the ground we walk on, but the air that we breathe. In some states, going outside on a red air day for an hour is the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes. No matter what your views on sustainable living and conservation are, it’s hard to deny the impact we have on the world around us. Luckily, there are things that we all can do to improve our air quality, and yes, there are beneficial things you can do besides just driving less (although that won’t hurt, either).

Green Space - How Different States Are Improving Their Air Quality

Green Spaces

In Washington State, Amazon has a new headquarters, filled with greenery. It’s an architectural trend that is starting to catch on for new office spaces. In Amazon’s new headquarters, there are vines strung above desks, with large trees throughout the building. All of these plants are amazing for the environment, but they also have incredible benefits for you. There have been studies to show that working in green spaces, and even just living in a close proximity to trees and greenery, has a positive impact on your health and the interactions you have on a daily basis. More »

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