I mentioned recently that we are moving. Again. For what feels like the millionth time in the past 5 years or so. And I am not happy.
Don’t get me wrong. I am happy about the FACT of moving. That we will no longer be living in this apartment that I have come to dislike very much. I’m even OK about the physical act of moving — as in putting stuff in truck, taking truck to new apartment, unloading truck, starting life in new apartment. So what do I hate with a passion?
Packing. :: READ THE FULL POST
In a little more than a month, my family and I will be moving — again — to another apartment. This time, we’re moving because of issues with the quality of our current apartment and for the sake of our daughter’s health. But it’s going to be hard walking away from all the changes we’ve made in this apartment to make it greener. We’d also like to make a lot of these changes, and more, in our new apartment.
So here are some tips for how to maintain an eco-friendly apartment:
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It’s been years since my husband and I last owned a toaster. In fact, I believe we’d only owned one: A cheap machine we bought in a set when we first got married. Needless to say, it didn’t last very long before burning out, and we never bothered to replace it. That’s not to say we don’t eat toast, because we do. All the time. It’s just that we’ve been using the oven. :: READ THE FULL POST
Oh, the joys of renting.
This winter, we’ve discovered something about our apartment that really sucks. Actually, we discovered it during the summer, but the cold weather amplifies this problem quite a bit. Our problem? The air conditioning/heating system is not nearly powerful enough for the whole apartment.
More specifically, the system cools and/or heats the immediate area surrounding it — meaning the living room, kitchen and my daughter’s bedroom. And even in the living room, only the area right under the vents is affected. Our master bedroom gets very little air flow, even after we closed vents in the bathrooms and dining room to try to direct more flow to our bedroom. :: READ THE FULL POST
About this time of year, I suddenly realize that I have no real gift-giving plan. This year, thanks to the time it took to compile my Green Gift Guide, I started thinking about my gift giving a bit earlier. Because of that, I have already done some shopping and have a solid plan and budget for how I’ll do the rest of it. I realize, though, that many people aren’t similarly prepared.
One Million Acts of Green has created a list of greener gifts to help you out. Among them: :: READ THE FULL POST
- Digital gifts (think iTunes cards and the like)