Posts Tagged With: clothesline

Get Closer to Nature with Clotheslines

Want to make your backyard a little more beautiful this spring? Why not start with a clothesline or a water fountain. If you don’t already use a clothesline, this spring is a great time to start!

Many people like to see humming birds in addition to other amazing birds in their yard during the spring and summer. in addition to food sources, convenient perching opportunities will make your yard more hospitable to them. Hummingbirds in particular spend roughly 80% of their time sitting on stems and clotheslines.

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Photo courtesy of newviewartglass.com

Solar water fountains are another great Eco addition to your backyard that will welcome in nature. A water fountain is a stunning addition to any garden and will draw in both butterflies and birds alike.

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So plant a garden (and stay tuned to the blog later in the spring for garden entries), hang your clothes to dry on a clothesline or rack, and invite natures beauty into your backyard while resting assured you are doing your part to keep it that way!

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Creating a Healthy Home

Whether you live alone or have a large family, creating a healthy environment is an important step to well being and living a longer, happier life. Making a healthy home does not mean you need to change your whole lifestyle but starting with a few small steps can lead to bigger ones in the long run.

The Center for Disease Control provides a comprehensive list on their website of things you can do around the house to make it a healthier place for everyone. It gives you tips by each individual room such as things you can do in the kitchen, garage etc. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyhomes/byroom/index.html

Better Homes and Gardens offers over 20 suggestions to create a healthy home including using low VOC paint and replacing carpet with easy to care for wood. They also suggest saving electricity and water through changing not only fixtures but also the way in which you use them. You can read all of their helpful ideas at http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/advice/expert-advice/25-tips-for-a-healthier-home/

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Some easy first steps include adding more energy efficient products to your household, using natural cleaners, drying your clothes on the clothesline, and installing a whole home water purification system.

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Clotheslines for Valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Clotheslines are an amazing way to save money and energy for laundry purposes and contribute to a greener lifestyle. If you have your clothesline at home and use it to dry laundry, why not use it and the accompanying accessories for other creative purposes? Now you can incorporate your old clotheslines and clothespins into your Valentine’s Day Festivities and present ideas.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by using your clothesline and clothespins to decorate the house. When your kids bring home all of their valentines from school or you collect Valentine’s cards from friends and family, they can be showcased by hanging them on a clothesline. If its nice outside, you can even use a clothesline as the center of the party and hang Valentines or cut out hearts from the lines.

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These adorable Valentine’s Day cards with clothespin candy holders can be made in any colour or for any holiday http://simplykierste.com/2010/01/clothespin-valentines.html

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Decorate clothespins with hearts to close treat bags with this Martha Stewart tutorial http://www.marthastewart.com/271608/clothespin-valentine

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Using clotheslines and clothespins for holiday crafts can help introduce family and friends to the idea of clotheslines while saving money through crafting.

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