Category Archive: alternative uses

14 Off-Grid Ways To Use (And Reuse) Aluminum Foil

14 Off-Grid Ways To Use (And Reuse) Aluminum Foil “Americans throw away about three pounds of aluminum foil annually. It will take roughly 400 years for aluminum to break down naturally in the landfill. Some landfills incinerate aluminum, which releases toxic metals and gas into the atmosphere..” Source: Earth 911 . Its surprising how many …

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White Vinegar Uses: As Easy as 1, 2, 3

White Vinegar Uses: As Easy as 1, 2, 3 Any practiced DIYer knows that vinegar is a handy tool for nearly anything. A key ingredient to a healthy snack, an effective and eco-friendly cleaner, and much more, vinegar comes in handy in almost any household or outdoor dilemma. We’ve shared a lot about the common …

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Over 20 Household Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Over 20 Household Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide Nearly every home has a bottle of hydrogen peroxide sitting in the medicine cabinet. Long used as a first aid treatment for cuts and scrapes, this bubbly mix of water and H2O2 has been shown to heal infections as severe as gangrene through simple oxidation. Recent research, however, …

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DIY Solar Air Heating Collectors: Pop Can vs Screen Absorbers

DIY Solar Air Heating Collectors: Pop Can vs Screen Absorbers Solar air heating is a solar thermal technology in which the energy from the sun, insulation, is captured by an absorbing medium and used to heat air. Solar air heating is a renewable energy heating technology used to heat or condition air for buildings or process …

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20 Clever Window Treatments for under $25

20 Clever Window Treatments for under $25 I live in a home built in 1885 and nothing in this house is standard. That means in order to update a room the easiest and cheapest way to do that is with window treatments. Framing your windows focuses attention on the lovely view and the warm lighting. …

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14 Genius Uses of Witch Hazel

14 Genius Uses of Witch Hazel If you don’t know witch hazel is a plant. Most parts of the tree such as the leafs, bark, even the twigs are used to make medicine. You may see a product called witch hazel water. This is a liquid that is distilled from dried leaves, bark, and partially dormant twigs. Witch …

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