House Name Ideas: A Guide to Giving Your Home a New Identity

Make your house more of a home by giving it a name. Check out these dozens of suggestions for inspiration.


How to Start Selling at a Farmers Market

Have you wanted to start selling your garden produce or homemade goods at a farmers market, but aren't sure how to get started? Here's an easy guide from a market gardener to help you!


Watch Battery Replacement Tool Review and DIY Instructions

See how to open your watch to replace the battery with this easy-to-use low-cost case remover tool.


30+ Animal Cruelty-Free Products That Can Make a Difference in Your Life

Finding vegan cleaning and beauty products can be easier said than done. I've complied a list of animal cruelty-free products that are affordable, safe to use, and ethical. This list can help you drop unnecessary synthetics and preservatives found in cleaners, makeup, and the like. Go vegan today.


Things You Should Replace in Your Household

You should replace certain things in your household for your personal health and safety.


How to Build a Nest Box for Robins From Scrap Timber

I've built lots of birdhouses over the years and most of the time they're happily inhabited by small nesting birds. This construction guide shows you how to make a nesting box, specifically suitable for European robins.


Foraging for Cattails

This article will cover the basics of foraging for wild cattails, including how to correctly identify and harvest the plant and directions for proper preparation and cooking.


How to Fix a Zipper: 3 Things You Can Try (With Pictures)

Zips are ubiquitous and a wonderful invention dating from the late 19th century. However, they can be frustrating devices, jamming, coming loose and refusing to close up. This guide suggests some tips you can try to get them working again.


24 Amazing Life Hacks

This article will provide 24 hacks everyone should know about to make this journey called life a little easier.


A Beginner's Guide to Canning Garden Vegetables and Fruits

This article guides you through the process of canning and preparing your garden vegetables and fruits.


How to Fix a Quartz Clock That Won't Work

Dust and other grime can clog up the workings of a clock. This guide shows you how to clean the most important working parts.


Everything You Need to Know About Trapping Rainwater

The basic idea behind trapping rainwater is to collect it using existing structures. This guide breaks down two different methods for collecting, harvesting, and filtering that rainwater and provides information about how to use it for various projects.


How to Upcycle a Milk Crate Into a Storage Ottoman

Convert an old milk crate into a stylish ottoman that doubles as a storage solution.


How to Use Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano isn't just a culinary herb, it's also used as an essential oil. This article breaks down various uses of oregano essential oil.


How to Use Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella oil is an effective pest repellent often found in many products on the market today, but it also has various other medicinal properties and applications. This guide will break down the many uses of this versatile essential oil.


How to Store Food Long Term

How do you store food long-term? This article will show you how to store harvests to ensure they remain edible for the long haul.


How to Build a Grain Bin: An Illustrated Overview

Learn the basic steps of building a new grain bin. The process is illustrated in photos and intended only to help you decide whether or not you can make this a DIY project.


8 Best Types of Wood for Carving

This article provides insights into how to choose the ideal wood for carving.


200+ Things to Do When You Can't Leave Your House

Whether you're stuck at home because of a global pandemic or something else, these 200-plus ideas will help save your sanity.


5 Uncommon Home Improvements to Save Energy

There are many things big and small that you can do around your home to save on energy bills. Some of them are DIY improvements and some are a change in habits. What is listed here are five of the less common ideas that will save you money on your energy bill.


10 Productive Things to Do When You’re Stuck at Home

Stuck at home during quarantine? Here are ten things to do to pass the time productively and exercise self-improvement while you’re indoors.


6 Steps to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh Longer

Cut flowers won't last forever, but these tips will allow you to enjoy them for at least a week or so.


How to Build a Biodigester Septic Tank

Once you know how much waste comes from your home, you can begin to arrange tanks together to construct the biodigester septic tank.


What Is a Biodigester Waste System and How Does It Work?

A biodigester is a mechanical toilet that can convert waste from the home into exclusive outputs, such as biogas and water for home use. Learn how it works and if it's right for you.


Keep Your House Cool Without Using Air Conditioning

Did you know that using your air conditioner contributes to global warming? It also contributes quite a bit to your electric bill. Fortunately, there are ways to go through a hot summer without using it, even in the southwest United States.


Are Shipping Container Homes Legal in California?

California has rather strict land rules and regulations, which aids in determining the legality of the shipping container homes. This article will take you through all you need to know about the legal side of California container homes.


Is Tiny House Living for You?

Some people have joined the tiny house movement. But before you jump in, make sure you know all of the pros and cons of this lifestyle. Here are some important issues to consider that may surprise you and make you think twice before buying or building a tiny house.


How to Build a Wall Inside a Shipping Container

The three main steps to building the perfect interior wall in a shipping container home are framing, installation, and wall paneling.


Tools for Cutting Shipping Containers

Container modification requires tools and materials that effectively and efficiently transform a container to the perfect shipping container home. Here, we look at some of the tools for cutting shipping containers.


10 Household Products and Home Items That Make Life Easier

This fun article discusses 10 household products and home items that simplify life. I believe in expressing gratitude for the little things!


7 Clever Uses of Shipping Containers

Shipping containers have revolutionized the real estate industry, with the possibility of having beautiful buildings that are not made of brick and mortar or wood. Here are seven clever uses of shipping containers.


Five Financial Strategies for Home Building

When you build a home, cost control can become a major source of stress for the amateur home builder. How do you choose where to spend and where to save?


How to Build and Use Your Own Snake Pole

If you're in an area with an abundance of venomous snakes, a good snake pole is essential. Here's how to inexpensively build a reliable snake pole.


Turn Pomelo Skins Into Deodorant and Insect Repellent

This article will show you how to turn used pomelo skins into natural cupboard deodorant and insect repellent.


Eco-Friendly Habits for Your Bathroom

Bathrooms in particular breed waste, and I'm not just talking about human waste. Water, toilet paper, disposable utensils; it seems items don't last in the bathroom. So I present to you ways to combat waste and help the environment, little-by-little, starting in our bathrooms.


5 Easy Ways You Can Help Reduce Pollution

There are so many things you can do to reduce pollution. Here are five easy ways to get started.


150+ Cabin Name Ideas: Lodges, Retreats, and Cottages

Are you looking for a perfect name for your retreat, lodge, cottage, or cabin? Here's a formula for picking out the perfect name—the possibilities are endless.


5 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Using Plastic Straws

Are you looking for an alternative to plastic straws? Here are 5 eco-friendly alternatives you should know about.


11 Ways I'm Reducing Waste This Year (and How You Can Too)

Eleven simple changes I am making this year to dramatically reduce my waste and environmental impact.


What Is a Tiny House?

The tiny house movement is taking the world by storm, but what exactly is a tiny house?


Ganzo G301 Review: Can the Best Budget Multi-Tool Take on the Big Dogs?

I bought this multi-tool as a gift for someone, and my short experience with the product definitely grabbed my attention.


8 Moving Tips From a Military Wife

A military wife who has moved more times than she can count provides eight unconventional tips on how to make your move less stressful.


How to Live Without a Car: Tips From a Car-Free Pro

If you've decided to embrace the car-free lifestyle but don't know how to start, this article is for you. If you're already living without a car and finding it difficult, this article can help make it easier.


How to Homestead While Living in the City

Stuck in the suburbs? Want to be more self-sufficient? Learn how to homestead while living in a city.


How to Make Distilled Water at Home Without a Distiller

In this article, I show you how to make distilled water at home with nothing more than a pot and some ice.


How to Give Old Things New Life by Upcycling and Repurposing

Keep old stuff out of landfills by upcycling, repurposing, and refurbishing. DIY home decor guide with step-by-step instructions.


Moving Checklist: Who to Notify When You Move

When you are ready to move, make sure you keep important contacts in the loop. Here's a handy checklist of important people to stay in touch with after you change addresses.


How to Enjoy the Aroma of Scented Candles Without Burning Them

It's easy, safe, and inexpensive to enjoy the aroma of scented candles without burning them. All you need is a coffee warmer and an insulated candle to get started.


Difference Between Rock Salt and Ice Melt

Rock salt melts ice. Ice melt prevents ice from forming. One works better in extreme cold. Which product will work for you?


My Little Free Library

In this article, I describe how I purchased, painted, and installed my little free library, which I use to swap books with neighborhood visitors.