Home Water Savings Tip #441 – Inside – Bring Some Snow Inside To Melt To Water Indoor Plants

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 441, Bring Snow Inside to Melt & Water Indoor Plants.  Another really good idea. It costs you nothing except for a few minutes to collect the snow in a container and then waiting a short while for it to melt into water at room temperature before using on your indoor … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #56 – Indoor Clothes Drying Area In Winter

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 56, Indoor Clothes Drying Area in Winter. Just because of snow on the ground in the winter or rain falling down outside in the spring, summer or fall, does not mean you have no choice but to use an energy consuming (electricity or natural gas) clothes dryer to dry your clean, … [Read more...]

Back To Reality – Home Basement Leak

Interior Area Of Basement Water Leak

And what a World Cup it was.  A month or so of outstanding soccer. Various story lines with unplanned events. One of the best reality television events, sporting or otherwise. Well, now that the World Cup is over, back to my reality, complete with its unplanned events. My reality is a water leak in my home's basement. :( I dread house basement water leaks. For one, it will significantly make it harder to sell the house. Think about it; how would you react if when buying a new home you … [Read more...]

Winter View Of Our Forest

Deck After Snow Storm

Yesterday we wrote about the very different views of our front garden in the summer vs the winter will snow on our evergreen bushes. That article gave us the idea that it would be nice to share with you the beauty of nature in our back yard during winter, especially after a heavy snow fall. Recently we had a very heavy snow fall. Notice how everything looks bright and clean right after a snow fall? Here are a couple of pictures of the deck in our back yard off our kitchen and family … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget To Shovel The Deck

Family Pet Sandy In Bed

This past weekend's snow storm through the eastern parts of North America reminded me of a timely tip I had seen frequently regarding roofs but not decks. In case you are outside North America you may not have heard but we received a massive 36 hour plus snow storm all the way up the east coast. In the Toronto area we are approaching an all time record for snow in a winter since 1938 - 39. And, in our area many of the stores have run out of slow blower machines and snow shovels. Usually this … [Read more...]

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