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Easy Ways to Go Green

Whether it’s recycling or turning off the water, create a healthier home with these easy tips.

Green Living 101


When it comes to making eco-friendly changes these are the little ones that really add up to make a difference from the experts at Practically Green.

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51 New Uses for Recyclable Items

Before hitting the recycling bin, give these items a second chance.
Photo: Photos: Erica McCartney; Styling: Linden Elstran

Decorate With Garden Center Items

Bring the outside in with these inspired holiday decorating ideas.
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6 Energy-Saving Home Fixes

Make a few easy changes around the house for substantial savings.
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8 Legitimate Earth-Friendly Seals

Here are "eco-safe" labels you can trust―and exactly what they mean.
Photo: Laurie Frankel
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Going Green Shortcuts

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New Uses for Compostable Items
Before they head to the compost bin, give these goods a new life.

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Before-You-Sell Checklist

Ready to part with unused belongings? Here’s how to get your items ready to be sold online, offered in a yard sale, or donated. (For insider tips on how to successfully sell your things, see Cash in Your Castoffs.)

  • Collect all the components. It's important to include all the pieces when selling games or other products with many parts.
  • Make everything look like new. Wash and iron clothing, polish silver, remove visible stains, vacuum a used couch, and so on.
  • Remove names anywhere they're written. Especially in books or on clothing. That may mean removing tags that have permanent ink.

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