Need an inexpensive way to organize and declutter the books in your kid’s room, your home library, or your reading nook? Head to the home improvement store with a $20 bill to get started. Rain gutters – yeah, the kind that are on your house – make perfect bookshelves in areas that are limited on space.
Most people don’t think twice about trash once it hits the bin and gets hauled away to the landfill. The fact is that in the U.S. alone, approximately 250 million tons of trash enters the municipal waste system each year, according to 2010 statistics provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A large percentage of this trash is actually recyclable, reusable or shouldn’t actually be in the municipal waste system. The key is being smart about what you’re throwing away to make sure what makes it in the bin should actually be there.
Composting is a great way to start living a greener lifestyle. It doesn’t take much extra work and offers a long list of benefits, including minimizing trash, reducing impact on environment and landfills, improving soil, halting erosion, preventing weeds and saving you money. This guide will show you everything you need to know to get started composting your trash and yard waste.