Living In Style In Shipping Containers

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Believe it or not there is a group of architects that have developed some very stylish residences out of the humble shipping container. Not only residences, there have also been hundreds of metal shipping containers used for museums, restaurants and weekend houses. You would not even realize that these beautiful and creative structures were once […]


Energy Aware And Waste Wise

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Constantly bombarded with negative information about the environment, finances and natural resources? Feeling overwhelmed? Each and every one of us can do something to help our world – starting right where we are, right now. Though not everyone can afford to donate cash or time to a cause, there are endless tactics that will decrease […]


Reuse In The Workshop

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The workshop is a great place for reusing items formally destined for the landfill. Even if you do not have a shop or craft area you can always donate the items mentioned in the following paragraphs to friends, schools, shops, youth centers… The concept of reusing is as limitless as your imagination. Screws, bolts, picture […]


March Ants Out Of Your Home For Good

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If irritating ants have found their way into your home and invaded your life, you are not alone. According to research conducted by the National Pest Management Association, 25 percent of homeowners say ants are their main pest concern. This same study revealed that more than half of all homeowners have had problems with ants-making […]


Shipping Containers For Emergency Housing

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Natural disasters leave victims who continue to suffer long after the media turns its focus elsewhere. People who lose their homes and all of their possessions may feel lucky to be alive, but they need a place where to continue to live. Recently, some architects and others interested in providing temporary, emergency housing have begun […]


Packaging Requirements For Fresh Fruits And Vegetables

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Introduction Packaging fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the more important steps in the long and complicated journey from grower to consumer. Bags, crates, hampers, baskets, cartons, bulk bins, and palletized containers are convenient containers for handling, transporting, and marketing fresh produce. More than 1,500 different types of packages are used for produce in […]


5 Ways To Save Money On Organic Food

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Grow your own The cheapest method has got to be to grow your own. The great thing is that it doesn’t require you to have much garden space, or even a garden at all! We grow tomatoes, and strawberries in containers and the extra benefit is that you get total control over the growing conditions. […]


Gardening Tips Techniques And Plant Information

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Some of the most spectacular gardening is on the rooftops and patios of the world’s largest cities. Today’s homeowners and apartment dwellers do not have to discard gardening. In fact, they can create their own garden hideaway. Gardening in small space means you plant in containers, choose plants carefully, grow up on trellises instead of […]


Getting Started In Container Gardening

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Sometimes, the urge to garden might be stomped out by other circumstances, such as living arrangements or space constrictions. If you live in an apartment, you can’t really operate a full garden, just because you don’t really have a yard! I think that one of the best solutions for this problem is to grow plants […]


Everybody Can Garden With Containers

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Container gardening is fantastic. On its own, a terracotta pot is just a container and summer bedding is just some plants. However, selectively plant the summer bedding in the container, add a few sprinkles of green-fingered expertise and you have created a miniature garden-scape. You are effectively planting a garden in miniature. This is known […]


Planning Your Patio Garden

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A patio can be a wonderful place to relax during the warm days of spring, summer and autumn; or all year if you live in warmer climes. At times when the lawn may be too wet or even muddy, the solid floor of a patio means you can sit outside even after heavy rain and […]


Top 10 Ways To Accessorize Your Home Garden

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A well-kept garden is a joy to behold. Adding to the curb appeal of your home, carefully chosen garden accessories can match or contrast with the style and color of your house. Whether you are a weekend flowerbed gardener, or whether your garden is planned to feed your family through the winter, lovely and fanciful […]


Secrets To Growing Tomatoes In Containers

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Suffering from the limited gardening space? If you are into the hobby of home gardening and would like to grow tomatoes, then fear not! Because as long as you have sunlight, tomatoes can be grown anywhere. Growing tomatoes in containers is a practice not only constrained to people with limited gardening space. Plenty of home […]


5 Tips For Spring Cleaning

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With warmer months just around the corner, spring cleaning isn’t far away. Whether you want to clear some of the winter clutter or just feel like a change in scenery, spring cleaning can make it happen. Now is the perfect time to clean out the garage, basement and/or attic. If there are any items that […]


Storage Q A Storing Household Items

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* What is the best way to store photographs? Photographs should be properly stored in a place where the temperature is controlled. It is necessary that your photographs do not experience different changes in temperature and dampness. Placing them in attics, basements and other free rooms could cause the texture of the photos to buckle […]