Waste paper.

Stop Junk Mail and Save a Tree

Millions of trees are cut down every year and turned into paper for junk mail—not to mention the energy used to process, print, and deliver it all. Read on to see how to stop junk mail from coming to your home.

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Nailing up fiber cement siding on an exterior wall

How to Install Fiber Cement Siding

Installing fiber cement siding (FCS)—such as HardiePlank®—is easier than you might think, though there are some important differences from traditional wood siding. Installation instructions may vary depending on the manufacturer, and check with your local building inspector for any code requirements.

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Plastic bottles.

Find Recycled Plastic Products

If you take the time to separate your paper from plastic, you might wonder where all those water bottles and milk jugs end up. Read on to find out about a directory of products made from recycled materials.

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Laying a tile floor.

How to Tile Over Vinyl Flooring

Linda asks, “Can I lay ceramic tile over vinyl tile in my kitchen?”

If the existing vinyl floor was installed over concrete and is glued down firmly, you should be able to tile right over it without any problem. Read on to find out more.

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Hands holding plant.

Simple Ideas for a Greener Home

If you’re interested in making your home more eco-friendly, check out 10 Easy Ways to Go Green from Better Homes and Gardens. Read on to find out more.

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Motion Activated Electrical Outlet

If you’re tired of walking into a dark room at night and fumbling for the light switch, then this motion activated electrical outlet adaptor might be just the answer. Read on to find out more.

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Gas pumps.

Finding the Best Gas Prices

With gas prices fluctuating daily, it’s hard to know if you’re getting a good deal or being ripped off when you stop to fill your tank. Read on to find out how to see the gas prices in your area.

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Patching hole in drywall.

Patching a Hole in Drywall with Spackling

Yolunda asks, “I patched a big hole in my wall with drywall and put spackling over the drywall. Was this wrong?”

While similar in nature, spackling is usually used to fill nail holes and other minor imperfections while joint compound is the best choice for finishing drywall. Read on to find out more.

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