Scrabfabulous: Recycle This

In addition to the warm fuzzy you’ll get by supporting a small business, some of the greenest fashion and home designers have put out their placards at the DIY/crafty/artsy Etsy. For example, Amazon Creations from Texas took their old game night games and created superfly jewelry. These custom made earrings created out of scrabble pieces […]

Free Shipping on Home Decor: Target

The Deal: Spend $50, get free shipping on home decor at Target.com! What We Say: Hello, cute and kooky decorations, good bye shipping fees. Target’s style translates itself to all departments, and its home decor is an example of budget home decorating at its best. Check out some of our picks: If you purchase this […]

Mosaic Recycled Placemat: Go Green

There are some things that are just awkward to recycle. Water bottles, easy. Pizza boxes, not so much. Some city recycling rules don’t allow items that have held food, others do. Lucky for those of us who are easily confused, some innovative designers are making use of some of those borderline waste products. CB2 is […]

Reducing Vacation Waste: Recycle This

Recently the Budget Ecoist took a beach vacation and marveled at the amount of disposable products needed on said vacation and the lack of recycling bins in convenient (read: on the beach, at the motel) places. Short of taking your green and blue bins with you, (which would certainly take up precious trunk or overhead […]

Summer Gardening Tasks: Budget Gardening Tip

The dog days of summer have arrived, and with them have come the warm-weather flowers and vegetables that we’ve all been awaiting. Tomatoes are starting to turn a warm orange-red, peas are ready for picking, and even the weeds seem to have gained new life. It’s important to keep up with the garden and gardening […]

Sprout Your Own: Budget Grocery Tip

Sprouts are back. A staple of 1970s diets, they’ve returned with a vengeance, and for good reason. Sprouts contain many disease-preventing phytochemicals. Many sprout varieties are rich in antioxidants, protein, vitamin D, vitamin C and isoflavones. And, sprouts you grow yourself are fresher and much less expensive than those pre-packaged store sprouts. We checked our […]

Hot Fuzz: A Second Life for Dryer Lint: Recycle This!

Using a clothes dryer isn’t the greenest way to dry your laundry, but they haven’t been phased out yet, and even with increased usage of clotheslines and drying racks, dryers are not going anywhere anytime soon. So when you do use your dryer, and remove a fuzzy layer of lint from the catcher, can anything […]