Go Green with Throwplace.com

Throwplace.com touts itself as the Internet’s landfill alternative, which is a big claim. We think they’re qualified to make it though — this free service allows you to donate your old appliances, furniture, computers, clothes, shoes, magazines and lots more. Based on the preference of the donor, the goods are divided into four categories: U.S. […]

Homemade Beauty Products: Go Green

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Everyone knows the old cucumbers on the eyes to reduce puffiness trick. But we’ll bet you’ve got the ingredients in your cupboards to do a whole spa treatment from home! Try out these recipes: 1. Make your own astringent: Start with an empty bottle (tip: use the astringent you have and when you run out, […]

Buying in Bulk: Go Green

Buying bulk is fun. You heard us, F-U-N. Of course it is environmentally responsible and budget-savvy as well, otherwise why would we be discussing it in the first place? How many times have you walked down that bulk aisle, past all those little goodies just beckoning you to grab a scoop? (Confessions: how many times […]

Dining and Entertaining Sets on Clearance at Macy’s: Daily Deal

The Deal: Check out Macy’s clearance for great deals on dining and enteraining sets The Lowdown: It’s season end clearance times, meaning great savings on all kinds of entertaining sets and tableware — everything from vases to serving trays to coffee sets and more. A fun choice? These Fiesta Cappucino Mugs, now $7.97. Shop: Macys.com

Glass Jars: Recycle This

Glass jars offer a great opportunity to recycle. Nothing excites us more than finishing a jar of jelly, a pint of pasta sauce, or a jar of salsa. When the jar is cleaned out, the fun is ready to begin! YEEHAW! Why the love of glass jars? Storage, of course. Why buy a piggy bank […]

Loving Your Laundry: Go Green

We’ve touted the benefits of homemade cleaning supplies before and promoted new gizmos that cut down on your laundry carbon footprint. But Susie J gets a lot more pleasure out of her time in the laundry room than we ever have — and she thinks you will be a “laundry day is the best day […]

Bartering: Recycle This

Like the days of yore, people are jumping on the bartering bandwagon to save money, resources and ultimately our fine planet. Whether you’re going big or looking to unload your iPod speakers in lieu of recycling them (and hoping to pick up a pair of Wolf Parade tickets in the process) Craigslist is the way […]