Low Cost Ways to Conserve Water at Home.

By: Chrisjob Mar 24, 2008

Save money and save the planet with these tips from YahooGreen:

Reduce water use from showers and faucets

  • No cost: Limit shower time to 5 minutes or less.
  • Less than $10: Install an on/off valve between the shower arm and showerhead.
  • $10-$50: Install a low-flow (less than 2 gallons per minute) showerhead. 
  • $20-$50: Insulate all accessible hot-water pipes, especially those within 3 feet of the… Continue Reading
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DIY Wrinkle-Release Spray.

By: Chrisjob Feb 29, 2008

Forget your iron? Dissatisfied with the harmful chemicals in commercial products? Then, mix up your own.

  • 1 tsp fabric softener
  • I cup distilled water.

Add the ingredients to a small spray bottle and mix to combine. Spray and hang.

From Tipnut.com, via Lifehacker.

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The Body Dryer

By: Diy maven Jul 31, 2007

The Air Robe Luxury Body Dryer takes the public hand dryer to new heights–literally. Just mount the unit to the ceiling of your bathroom, stand under it soaking wet, use the handy remote control to adjust the dryer’s heat and power to your satisfaction and then let the resulting wind to all the work. The retailer, Ability Answers, suggests that the dryer (£ 389.00 or about 790 U.S.) is the perfect solution for those suffering… Continue Reading

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Bike Pedal Powered Washing Machine

By: Chrisjob Jun 23, 2007

Ride on over to Homeless Dave's website and check out how he built a manual clothes washer out of a bicycle and an actual washing machine.

 

 

 

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DIY Clothes Drying Rack.

By: Chrisjob Jun 21, 2007

My wife is short, and a high school teacher, so when we find school-appropriate clothes that actually fit, we keep ‘em as far from the dryer as possible. So, tired of having her wardrobe spread all over our living space while drying, I decided it was time for a drying rack. (Our back ‘patio’ has no space for a clothesline.) Problem is, commercially available drying racks may advertise 15 sq. ft of drying space, but that only… Continue Reading

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25 Alternative Uses for Fabric-Softener Dryer Sheets

By: Chrisjob May 17, 2007

created at: 03/28/2013

1. Dusting: used dryer sheets can knock the dust off nearly any surface, including furniture, blinds, car interiors, baseboards/molding. Also works for sawdust and drywall compound.

2. Keep bugs away: Tuck some in your picnic basket or under lawn furniture to repel bees from your juicy flesh and encourage them back to the flowers, where they belong. You can also rub a sheet directly on your bare skin to… Continue Reading

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Would you have multiple laundry rooms?

By: Diy maven Apr 06, 2007

In the 80's laundry rooms moved up from basements to first floors. In the 90's they moved from first to second floors to be near bedrooms. Now the trend is to have multiple laundry rooms. And not just two but three. The third servicing walkout basements that lead to pools and guest areas.

So, this is the question, if you had the space and the cash, would you have multiple laundry rooms?

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How to Save Money on Laundry Day

By: Diy maven Mar 16, 2007

Have you ever found yourself with a couple loads of washing to do but you only have enough supplies to do one of them? I have, and over the years I’ve come up with a few things to get the job done without having to drive to the store for detergent and such. Now, I use these ideas to save money.

First: Pre-Treat

When the Spray 'n Wash bottle starts shootin’ blanks, fill it with water to about three inches from it’s top. Fill the… Continue Reading

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