13 things you should NEVER microwave but probably do

Microwaves – we’ve all heard of the health concerns, but would our lives really be the same without them? Whether it’s microwavable packet rice you’re sneakily using for your dinner party, or reheating a coffee you were too busy to...

13 expert ways to make the MOST HATED cleaning jobs a breeze

Let’s face it, cleaning isn’t always fun. In fact, some cleaning tasks can be truly unbearable. Expert Home Tips want to help make such tasks a little less unpleasant for you. While we can’t offer to come and clean your houses...

The 7 Habits of Successful Gardeners

Gardening for the first time? You can't go wrong with these time-tested techniques. As everyone's resolutions remind us, we love attaching a number to advice, a number smaller than the one I regard as most realistic: The Twenty Three Thousand...

9 Ways to Save on Your Water Bill

There are two very good reasons to conserve water: it's good for the environment and it will save money on your water bill. If you're looking for ways to cut back on your water usage, consider making these simple...

How Much Money Does Solar Energy Really Save?

The national electricity consumption average in the U.S. is about 1 kW per hour, and the average cost per kW is around 10 cents. Since there’s about 744 hours in a month, the average monthly electricity cost for all...

How To Save Seeds For The Most Productive Garden

The old-timey technique of saving seeds from one growing season to the next is practical, self-sufficient, and pennywise. Not only will you never need to purchase another packet of seeds again, harvesting seeds from a tasty fruit or vegetable that...

8 Ways To Purify Home Air Naturally So Your Family Can Breathe The Healthiest,...

While most people recognize the dangers posed by outdoor environmental pollutants, awareness of the many factors that compromise indoor air quality are not as well-known.  Because we spend so much of our time inside – an average of ninety...

12 Surprising Uses for Wood Ash in the Home & Garden

The images of flames engulfing what would normally be a serene forest are devastating to see. Because wildfires are so destructive to the natural environment, releasing millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and with the very...

15 Common Gardening Mistakes Everyone Makes

We gardeners seem to prefer learning the hard way. In spite of all the gardening books we browse through, and the classes we attend, mistakes are invariably made.  Here’s a sample of the ones many have made and regretted. 1....

10 Best Tips & Tricks For Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting your garden plants from seeds indoors can be an enjoyable project for any gardener. While it’s possible to grow a productive vegetable garden by purchasing plants that were already started, you’ll have a much greater range of possibilities...