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Frugal Fall Fun

At a time when you’re thinking about holiday expenses – gifts, travel, did I mention gifts? – you don’t want to be dishing out big bucks. Well, you’re in luck. The Fall season is the best time to exercise your frugalness.  Below are fun ideas for budget friendly family fun. It’s harvest time If you’re […]

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Recycling Plastic and Waste Management Trends

Hi Reduction Rebels! Today I have a guest post from Erich Lawson with some interesting ideas for reducing plastic pollution.  The consequences of excessive waste generation have started showing, with different areas losing their soil potential. Rivers, seas, and oceans are also getting contaminated with the amount of waste being dumped into these water bodies. […]

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DIY Foil Crafts

Last week my son and I were taking a walk in the neighborhood and came upon a garbage can full of “goodies.” Clearly someone had cleared out their basement clutter in the hopes of someone helping themselves to it. We found Christmas decorations, Wii games, DVDs, and random tools. We each took home something we […]

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How to Upcycle Old Children’s Clothes

Growth spurts: they’re inevitable and unpredictable, and despite the hundreds of growth charts that have been developed over the years, nothing can truly prepare you for them because growth spurts vary from child to child, and from spurt to spurt. The growth of our children can be a source of pride for us, but at […]

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Reduce Food Waste

  Happy Earth Week, Reduction Rebels! I’m proud to participate in NBCU’s Green is Universal campaign, #NoFoodWaste Last year around this time I headed a Garbage Reduction Challenge at my son’s schools where we challenged the students to reduce food waste. The week before the challenge we weighed the lunchtime garbage. Then the week of […]

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Saving Money on Air Conditioning

Staying cool is very expensive. According to statistics from the US Department of Energy, cooling represents up to 70% of the summer monthly home energy bill in homes in warmer climates. It is therefore necessary to seek sustainable ways to reduce your cooling energy consumption in the long term particularly if you are living in […]

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tips for saving money on bathroom renovations

Last year we finally took the plunge to renovate our master bathroom. It was the original bathroom from when our house was built in 1971. To decribe it in one word, I think I’d go with gross. And, I’m not going to lie, this wasn’t a cheap renovation, but we did take steps to limit our costs where […]

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