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Homemaking - What Is Upcycling?

Homemaking – What Is Upcycling?

What is Upcycling or creative reuse? By definition, recycling is the process of recycling different items so that they are used again. Recycling can be done both on a commercial level by reclaiming waste from landfills and in a small way at home with household items and recycling your old washing machine and dishwasher. What is Upcycling? It’s a process that uses these items to create new items. This process is both good for the environment and for you as you will soon see. One of the main benefits of recycling is that it helps to reduce the amount of

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The Flowerpot Method of Sprouting

Sprouting is a practice that is gaining popularity every single day and for all good reasons. Flowerpot sproutining has been around for decades, and it turns hardly digested seeds, grains, or beans into food products that are digested quickly by your body as vegetables. There are many methods of sprouting, among them jar sprouting, tray sprouting, towel sprouting, soil sprouting as well as clay saucer, just to name a few. Each of these methods works best for specific seed types. However, we are going to look at the flowerpot method of sprouting, clay saucer sprouting. Clay saucer sprouting is the

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Gardening – Why Should You Grow Oregano and How?

Oregano is an ancient aromatic culinary herb that originated in the hilly Greek countryside. The Greeks called it the “joy of the mountain.” Essentially, a plant of the mint family, Oregano, is now a staple to most kitchen gardens. It’s also a favorite plant to grow in the balconies, terraces, and even indoors. If you are living in apartments and high-rises, growing Oregano in containers is a good idea.  Why Oregano is so much liked is because of its intense and spicy flavor. Although it is now used in one way or the other globally, Oregano has been traditionally identified

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Bottle reused as a cupholder

Here is a simple and surprising recycle/reuse of a bottle. Recently, I went into the bathroom to discover that my wife had reused a bottle as a couple. These cups have been floating around the counter in the bathroom for literally years.  Well, no need to buy a cupholder. While her approach is efficient and effective, I’m sure if you have children around this could be the perfect beautification arts and craft project with some string, some glues, and some paints, or any number of other materials.

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