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DiY Projects to Help You Save on Utility Costs

We all want to save more money around the house and DiY projects are a great way to accomplish that goal. For example, if you know how to refurbish furniture, you can buy thrifted pieces, fix them up and either use them yourself or sell them for cash to reduce your home’s overhead. Sewing your own new clothes using older clothes’ fabric is another great way to save money. Growing your own veggies, making your own food from scratch, etc. It’s all great.

What about when you want to save on utilities, though? If you’re lucky enough to live in a deregulated market like Alberta, you can simply shop around for a less expensive rate by surfing sites like AlbertaEnergyProviders.com and calling local utility companies to try and renegotiate your deal. If your market is still regulated and there’s no competition you might feel like you’re stuck paying whatever rate they want to charge. Guess what: you don’t! You just have to get creative about saving power, water, etc. And, as a DiY-er, you have plenty of skills to help you accomplish this goal.

Here are some great DiY ideas for people who want to save money on their utility costs.

Low-Flo is the Way to Go

Installing low-flow shower heads, toilets, and faucets in your home is a fantastic way to reduce your home’s water consumption and can be done over the course of a weekend. You can buy the supplies you need at a local home improvement store for relatively low cost and then do the installation work yourself. Obviously, if you’re changing out your toilet, you’ll want to hire a plumber to help you but the showerheads and faucets are easy-peasy.

For even more savings, combine a military style shower with your low-flow showerhead.

Harvesting Grey Water

Don’t just let your shower and sink water run down the drain! Switch to an eco-friendly soap and save the grey water for use around your house and yard. Grey water can be used for many different projects (though it is not recommended for cooking).

In addition to the gray water you save in your sinks and tubs, you can also build your own rain collection system. The simplest way to collect rainwater, of course, is to simply put an open-mouthed receptacle out in your yard during a rainstorm. For better collection, though, you can install rain collection barrels on your gutter system. The cost for supplies is minimal and you can install the barrels yourself in about a day. Collecting rainwater, in addition to reducing your water consumption, also prevents landscape erosion and other problems.

Paint Your Roof

This is going to sound weird, but you should paint your roof white. White roofs or “cool roofs” have been used for eons in places like Greece to reduce the temperatures within a home. This is because cool roofs reflect the sun’s heat instead of absorbing it. Buy some highly reflective white paint and paint your roof! Alternatively, install reflective sheeting or switch out your standard shingles for reflective shingles.

Install New Lighting

Ditch the CFLs and use LEDs instead. LED lights are more expensive at the outset but save you more over the lifetime of the bulb. This is because they use a fraction of the energy that CFLs require and have a longer lifetime than CFL bulbs. Most of the lighting in your house can easily be traded for LEDs, as the switch is simply a matter of switching out a bulb. In some cases, like with track lighting or special fixtures the project might take up more time, but it’s worth it for the long term savings.

Seal Your Ductwork

While the number varies, experts say that as much as 30 percent of the heat pumped into a home via furnace duct work is lost through cracks around that same ductwork and machinery. Duct sealant is very affordable, one DiYer found some for $5 per can. Then get to work sealing up any cracks you find.

If you want to take this a step further, you should also look for other air leaks and seepages around your home. Look for cracks in weather stripping, seal up the gaps between pipes and outside walls, etc. In addition to helping you save money on your energy bills, you’ll have a better chance of keeping out pests like ants, mice, etc.

If you are a skilled carpenter or contractor, there are larger DiY projects you can do as well, like refurbishing your insulation, switching your windows out for more efficient models, etc. For the average DiY-er, though, it’s best to start with small projects like these and work your way up to larger improvements.

Top 20 Times DIY Got Wrong

In the last couple months the DIY and Crafts articles gain on popularity since they were able to help normal people do interesting stuff with the everyday items. However, now everything goes so well when you get the toolbox in your hands. Check out this funny post with top 20 hilarious DIY project fails…

1. When the AC breaks in the minivan and you say “I can fix it”:

2. When you wanna repurpose your old PC:

3. When you binge-watch five seasons of Game of Thrones:

4. When your Eagle Scout training finally comes in handy:

5. When you Pinterest yourself a salad spoon:

6. When you’re convinced you’re Clint Eastwood:

7. When you don’t want anyone pooping in the basement:

8. When your headlight is broken, but you can’t afford another ticket:

9. When you wanna be safe, but can’t find a switchplate for three switches:

10. When you’ve got a hankering for chili, but the stove doesn’t work:

11. When you want sick rims for your whip, but can’t afford the price tag:

12. When some hooligan steals your hood ornament and you don’t want people to forget you’re classy:

13. When you wanna support the team at all times:

14. When you need to get to work and your car isn’t starting:

15. When you can’t find the perfect nightstand at the flea market:

16. When the tailgate falls off your pickup:

17. When you decide to make your own crosswalk:

18. When the TV works just fine with exception of the power button:

19. When you’re having guests and the door knob breaks:

20. And when you don’t want any more kids, but you don’t trust doctors.

 

 

Top 15 Creative Ways To Organize Your Garage

Whose garage doesn’t need at least a little organization?

These helpful DIY garage organization ideas are here to make your life easier. Check them out to see how much more organized your garage can be with just a few changes or additions.

Which DIY idea is your favorite?

Create your own jumbo tape organizer dispenser.

Check out that built-in blade!

Use a paper towel dispenser for large rolls of black garbage bags, burlap, netting, etc.

Units like these make big cleanups a breeze.

Keep drill bits organized with a magnetic holder.

This also works for nails and screws.

Upcycle tin cans to create instantly organized storage space.

You can fill these with tools, craft supplies, etc.

Keep your most-used tools within easy reach with a peg board.

Just look at how many different things can be stored this way.

Create this clever organization unit with upcycled plastic jars.

Read the full DIY tutorial here. You can store nails, screws, elastics, clips, clamps, etc.

Store sports balls with bungee cords.

Instantly better.

Use old PVC pieces to store, hold and organize tools.

You can get a full breakdown of this project here.

Build a bike rack.

Bikes create clutter very quickly. Hanging them means they’re out of the way and safely stored until needed.

Use wire baskets to help you store everything you need.

These look so much better than big totes or boxes on the floor.

Label everything.

No excuses. No miscellaneous labels, either.

Create cabinet space.

Cabinets are essential for proper garage organization. Learn how to install your own here. 

Use wheels.

Check out these handy cabinets on wheels for all your organizational needs.

Hang your ladder.

Anything that can be placed out of the way and off of the floor should be. Learn how to do it here.

Install overhead storage.

Read how to do this project here.

 

9 Green Air Freshener Ideas

Keeping yourhome smelling fresh naturally takes creativity. Find out what works best in your home and don’t forget the oldest trick in the book – opening a window. Make sure you don’t stop at your living room, most of those can be used in your car, campers and many other places that require refreshment from time to time.  A fragrant home is a happy home. Rething how you tackle the stink – commercial air fresheners are full of chemical. Insted, go green and make your own natural air fresheners with a few of these easy alternatives.

Top 15 Fun and Interesting Parenting Hacks

If you are fresh parent, you will be enjoying this post! Parenting is really hard task and if you want to give your best to your children’s, you must have a trick or two in your pocket! Let’s start with number one up to number 15, in between you can find fun and interesting tricks to make parenting a bit easier and more comfortable. Let’s start:

Put a basket in the bathtub when your child is bathing so that the toys won’t flow away.

 

Use this baby mop and you can do cleaning and let you kid have fun at the same time.

 

This baby shower cap prevents the water from going into the baby’s eyes while bathing

 

Use this baby stroller and scooter hybrid to speed up the ride.

Use a vacuum to tie a daughter’s hair like this

 

Use a cardboard to make a slide over the stairs at home.

 

Stick a dropper through an already cut pacifier to give medicine to babies.

Let your kids have fun “playing” video games but not interrupt you playing games by giving them fake remote controls.

Make this little hammock to rest your kid at home.

 

Put a hook at the back of a high chair to bold the bibs.

 

Have a get-along-shirt for your kids and when they start to fight, make them wear it.

 

Tie a rope over the swing and pull it so your kid will have fun and so will you.

 

Use a fan to make your kid’s bed a tent.

Turn the DVD cases into coloring cases.

 

Tie a shoe caddy at the back of your car seat to hold all the dolls and games for kids.

Top 15 Smart Psychology Hacks

When it comes to life hacks, the most well known are the one around the kitchen, clothing and home. There are not so much deep psychology hacks that can improve social status and relationships between people. Because of this we collected list of top 15 psychology hacks that will pick up the brain of the people around you and raise your social status. Check them out one by one and as always please write us bellow in comments if you are familiar with more of them…

When a group of people laughs, people instinctively look toward the group members they feel closest to (or want to feel closest to)

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Top 30 Last Minute DIY Gifts

These are cuter, cheaper, and way more meaningful than the store-bought alternative.

Everybody knows that hand crafted gifs have much bigger personal value and means a lot more to people than something you can buy. In today’s article you can check the top 30 most interesting simple gifts that you can make at home. All of them come with complete guide that is just a link away.

Magnetic Wristband

For the handy type.

Copper Votive Candles

For anyone who needs a little light.

Dinosaur Phone Tripod

For idk why not.

Leather Wallet

For the moneybag in your life.

Geode Ring

For the rock star.

Sleep Mask

For not-at-all-morning people.

Calming Face Mist

For the ever-so-slightly high-strung.

Cuffed Hat

For snow bunnies of all shapes and sizes.

Mason Jar Snow Globe

For the person who wants the world in the palm of their hand.

Animal Bookends

For the bookish.

Painted Kitchen Towels

For the cook who has everything else.

Terrarium Kit

For the person with the tiny green thumb.

Colorful Trivets

For anyone whose tabletop (and fingers) you want to protect.

Indoor Tent

For someone’s inner (or outer) child.

Mint-Infused Bourbon and Simple Syrup

For the classy boozehound.

Embossed Luggage Tag

For the world traveler.

Pizza Puzzle

For the perpetually hungry.

Dog Silhouette Pillow

Decorative Picture Mat

For everyone who loves Benedict Cumberbatch (aka everyone).

Cat Flats

For the person who dresses from head to toe.

Wire Vase

For the minimalist.

Fruit Macarons

For the twee-est one you know.

Felt Slippers

For morning people.

Painted Camera Strap

For the shutterbug.

Shark Hoodie Towel

For the one who lives every week like it’s Shark Week.

Zipper Pouches

For the one with lots of little collections.

Message Hairpins

Doily-Stamped Bowl

For when hair speaks louder than words.

Tube Bead Necklace

For the fashionable minimalist.

Handwarmers

For anyone who needs some extra cozy.

Top 10 Hacks Around the House To Bring New Life Into Old Items

Have you ever browsing the web in order to find a guide on how to bring the old house items back to life? There is something special when you find a repurpose and give new life to a old and lifeless items only using the tools and your imagination. I bet you were not aware on how much a simple life hacks can help to home improvement and your living environment. Check out the list bellow and let us know the results if you tried any of them…

Vintage Luggage Medicine Cabinet

Find the old suitcase your grandpa used a lot of years ago, stick a mirror to a front size and post it over your sink. The Million Dollars Etsy idea…   Source

Drum Barrels

The Tutorial Starts Here: Purchase a 4 barrels of wine. Drink them all up and then make a drum setup of them. How they sound should not be a problem after drinking that much wine… Source

Tennis Racket Mirror

Pretty easy and straightforward hack for your house. The older tennis racket you find the better. Wooden vintage rackets are a best selection and once you obtain it, obtain a small mirror and hang them up. Game, set, match!  Source

Washing Machine Fire Pits

Don’t trow away your old washing machines because there are still few items that you can back on track! The fire pit will be extremely useful for this cold fall evenings… Source

Suitcase BoomBox

I have to admit that this BoomBox looks fake. However, there is a store in Portland, Oregon that sells them under the name “Case of Bass”   Source

Lightbulb Greenhouse

That s one of the best eco-friendly ideas i ever seen! You can easily turn a old lightbulb into a tiny terrarium! Source

Globe Lamp

You can easily make a globe into a lampshade, lamp, potpourri bowl, clock or a lot of other things. Source

Flower Power

Turn your old vintage metal colander into a hip hanging flower pot! Source

Wrench Hooks

All you have to do is to bent a wrench and hang it out. They are both tough and cute at the same time… Source

Fence Holes

Use colorful marbles and plug the holes in your fence. Wait for a sun and enjoy in colors… Source

The Genious Life Hacks Inventions

You already know that our site is focusing on the things that will make your life a lot easier. Today, we will show you the 11 almost genius inventions that will make some of the everyday problems resolved! As a example, you are late for the work and you are unable to find your keys. How good will be if you could just press the button and the keys will make a sound. Along with it, there are a lot more concepts that will help you and they are just a few scrolls bellow. Check them out and let us know what you think… [Read more…]