Light up the Outside for Under $35: Entertaining on a Budget

Summertime is the time for spur-the-moment get-togethers and low key barbeque’s on a Friday night. Here are some great, cheap ways to light up your great outdoors to get ready for those summer night parties. Timeless and classic. The tiki torch gives you light and if you use citronella oil it can keep pesky mosquitoes […]

A Trio of Companies That Take Your Junk: Recycle This!

The already Earth-conscious, animal-friendly Aveda line of haircare products recycles water bottle caps (which can’t be recycled using the usual plastic-bottle-recycling process) for an upcoming line of their limited edition retro-style Clove shampoo, in stores this September. Send caps to: Aveda Re-Cap Program ACA Waste Services 40 EADS Street Babylon, NY 11704 When you’re sending […]

Cheap & Easy: Green Home

We love big ideas here at The Budget Ecoist but sometimes it’s all we can do to separate our paper and plastic, much less sort through eco-friendly and non when taking care of our daily home business. So how is a busy guy or gal supposed to keep green, awesome and affordable living simple? Here […]

The Spin Dryer: Green Home

If you’re like us and that hour-long dryer cycle makes you feel like a prisoner in your own home (and an energy irresponsible inmate), we’ve found another option – and it isn’t the clothesline. The Laundry Alternative recently introduced the Spin Dryer, a compact machine that does its job between the washing and drying, and […]

Bug Spray: Budget Gardening Tip

This time of year bugs can start eating into your flowers. But before you rush to the store to buy a toxic bug killer, try this simple DIY spray. Bug Spray How-to 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda in 2 cups of water. Put in a spray bottle and spray on your flowers […]

Organize Your Receipts: Go Green

The other day at The Budget Ecoist…we were just minding our own business when suddenly…we were taken aback by a reader’s question, “Can I recycle receipt paper?” Well, um, yes, we think so. I mean, we’ve been recycling our receipts…but maybe we’re not supposed to? Maybe there’s some special rule about receipt paper. Oh gosh…have […]