What with this interweb thing sweeping the nation, we’ve been doing a lot of looking at other options for our underutilized mailroom supplies. And as we start taking in the last days of 2008 (What? You’re not panicked about the holidays holidays yet?) we’re thinking these Bubble Calendars are a genius combo of a super […]
You really can afford to be environmentally conscious! Our Go Green on a Budget Guide gives you all the know-how you need to live right.
When the weather begins to cool and you start thinking about planting spring blooming bulbs, don’t forget to plant your garlic. Not the most savory combination, right? But when it comes down to it, garlic’s not cheap when bought in the supermarket – at least not compared to growing it yourself. Our local grocery store […]
At The Budget Ecoist, we’ve given you a plethora of tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint. You may ask, though, what exactly is the carbon footprint and how do I know how large mine is in the first place? Well, simply put, your carbon footprint is the amount of tons of CO2 emissions […]
Ever look at the base of your plastic water bottle and wonder what that little number means? You’d be smart to know those numbers since some of them can be detrimental to your health. Look for the number enclosed in the recycle symbol (arrows that form a triangle) at the bottom of your plastic container. […]
Bring in a Hired Gun Natural roach control is more often than not a case of thinking outside the box. And when it comes to members of the natural world, why not fight fire with fire? Purchase a gecko or two and give them free reign of your home while your infestation persists. They are […]
We want to give credit where credit is due. So the idea for this post came from one of our favorite British blogs, How Can I Recycle This? It just so happens that one of the Ecoists over here has a husband (and we’re not naming names) who has a thing about fish tanks. You […]
If you want comfort outdoors you could buy these lovely Pottery Barn, striped pillows for $29 each. Or, you could make your own using a repurposed vinyl tablecloth such as this one from Target’s Whim line by Cynthia Rowley for only $3.95 in stores.
You may have a fabulous home, but your neighbors probably don’t. Or they park their RV in the alley, or there is that fabulous neighbor you call the freeway…In any case, no matter where you live an outdoor privacy screen may not be such a bad idea. We found these two easy DIY outdoor privacy […]
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 […]
Obviously, the first step to naturally kill weeds is to just pull them out by hand or with an inexpensive hand weed puller, such as for dandelions. However, if you want a weed killer that’s made from natural products you already have around your home and that’s safe for pets and people, consider mixing up […]