The Roundup: Green Living

How Long Does It Take For Furniture To Off-Gas?

When you get new furniture, do you like the new smell, or does it give you a headache or make you feel sick? The smell and the potential adverse reactions you might experience are caused by the chemicals used in furniture manufacturing releasing (or off-gassing) into the air in your home. I’ve already covered mattress […]

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How To Keep Ants Away Naturally: 37 Effective Tips

“Ants in your pants make your belly button dance”...not quite sure what that actually means…but Mom used to sing it to me all the time as a kid, so it must be true. For many of us, ants are a common pest that can be found both indoors and outdoors. If you’re looking for tips […]

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Are Shipping Container Homes Eco-Friendly?

Shipping container homes have been increasing in popularity in recent years. More and more people are looking into them as a viable option for their next home. But are shipping container homes eco-friendly? That’s a question that many people are asking. In this article, I’ll take a look at the pros and cons of building […]

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10 Easy Ways to Dispose of Your Old Toilet Responsibly

My dad is highly skilled when it comes to DIY. There’s nothing he can’t turn his hand to. He’s passed many of his skills onto me, and I’d call myself a very competent DIYer…except for plumbing! Water and drainage-based jobs have been my nemesis since I accidentally drilled through a water pipe in my and […]

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How To Make White Sheets White Again (The Eco-Friendly Way)

When I first started dating Mrs. M, I was staggered to realize that sheets should be washed once a week…not once every three months! I thought I was being a true eco-warrior, saving water and electricity. But, apparently, I was just a stinking layabout! Fortunately, the stinking sheets didn’t put her off too much, and […]

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What Plants Like Coffee Grounds? These 11 Love Them!

First of all, I have a confession to make. I’m not a coffee fan. Far too bitter for me. I’m definitely a plastic-free tea man! Mrs. M, on the other hand, drinks gallons of the stuff. The soundtrack to a typical Miller family breakfast is her fancy bean-to-cup machine churning out cups of ’go get […]

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Is Vaseline Cruelty-Free, Vegan or Eco-Friendly?

We’re very ’outdoorsy’ in the Miller household. We all like nothing more than spending days hiking trails, surfing the numerous gorgeous beaches, or paddleboarding on Lake Okeechobee. Mrs. M and the girls suffer from dry skin, and days of sun and salt make things worse (even with all the necessary precautions of protective swimwear and […]

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9 Terrific Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Aluminum Foil

I’m the cook in the Miller house….and even more so outside the house! I love cookouts and will invent reasons to get outside and char some meat and veggies. I used to get through a lot of aluminum foil until I discovered it’s not as eco-friendly as I’d assumed. So, I set out to find […]

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What is Viscose Fabric and is it Eco-Friendly?

You may have heard the name, but have you ever wondered exactly what is viscose fabric? This is a question that more and more people are asking, as this versatile fabric is becoming increasingly popular. Viscose fabric is classed as a semi-synthetic fabric because it's made from natural materials, like wood pulp, that are chemically […]

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Are Saltwater Pearls Eco-Friendly, Ethical or Sustainable? 

Pearls are a classic when it comes to jewelry. They’re renowned for being timeless and their ability to pair effortlessly with any wardrobe. You can wear pearls with pretty much any outfit. At least, that's what Mrs. M tells me anyway! There are two main types of pearls: saltwater and freshwater. Saltwater pearls are more […]

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What is the Best Material for a Mattress Protector?

Your fancy new green mattress was probably a significant financial investment, and you’re now looking to protect that investment as best you can. In my Best Eco-Friendly Mattress Protectors (100% Organic Materials) article, I tested a wide range of mattress protectors and recommended my favorite six. It’s proven to be a viral article, and not […]

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Which Mattress Is Good For Health?

There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to buying a mattress, including comfort, durability, and price. But one of the most important factors is health. Different mattresses can cause different problems for your health, so it’s essential to choose the right one. But, which mattress is good for your health? In […]

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