Category Archives: DIY & upcycling

DIY Furnace Maintenance

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Heating and cooling costs account for around 48% of the energy used in the average home. With spiraling energy costs and more home owners wanting to live sustainably, one of the best ways to reduce your winter hydro bill is to maintain your furnace and ducting.

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7 Cool DIY Toys you can Make with your Kids

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Teach your kid some mad skills, have fun and make cool toys from used materials. These awesome upcycled toys and recycled toys are an easy and fun way to introduce basic electronics, photography, woodwork and science techniques.

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DIY Pesticides for your Garden

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So let’s start by saying applying pesticides that are designed to make bug’s stomachs explode are bad for humans too. Since you, your kids and your pets live and play in the garden or eat the veggies and fruit that come out of it, let’s not ingest anything that will give you cancer. Agreed? Great, now let’s keep those bugs at bay the natural way!

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6 DIY Compost Bins that are Borderline Genius

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You have the power to create your own incredibly rich soil with the scraps from your kitchen. Mastering the 'dark art' of composting is like having a super power. It not only makes your home greener, it also takes the sting out of throwing away food that has passed its sell-by date. And come the spring... you'll use your old food to create new food! Here are some great ideas for DIY compost bins on the cheap.

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How to Stop Black Fly Bites from Itching

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There are a ton of things you can do to alleviate the irritation of black fly bites and get outside for longer during the spring months. Here are a few of my own tried and tested natural cures for black fly bites.

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