On average, a person generates a little over 4 pounds of waste each day. The U.S. generates approximately 220 million tons of waste annually. Since all of that waste has to go somewhere, more than half of it ends up in landfills despite the fact that nearly 66% is recyclable. Fortunately, there are ways to go green no matter where you are and there are very specific reasons why it matters.
What has six legs, looks like a spider, and will jump right at you when threatened by your presence? An Asian camel cricket, and it and all of its buddies are forging their way across America. Read on to learn why you should be concerned, how you can prevent an Asian camel cricket invasion, and what steps you can take if it's already too late and you've got these critters in your house right now.
Along with lilac blooms and sunny days, the arrival of spring often means an annual invasion of crawling and flying insects. Many types of common household pests become more active in warm weather and begin to infiltrate homes and buildings, usually in search of food or water. If you find yourself suddenly having to deal with winged or crawling pests in your pantry, you can take comfort in knowing that your spice cabinet may already contain an effective, non-toxic solution for your pantry pest problem.
Argh! Someone is always in the bathroom! If so, it's time to add another bathroom to your home, and a bedroom or hall may be the perfect place. Here is what you need to consider before you get started:
1. Assess Feasibility
Whether you want to convert the kids' closet, the master bedroom closet or even a hall closet into a bathroom, you've got to think about feasibility. Surprisingly, this question is about location more than space – you can put a bathroom in even a very small closet.