The Best Ways to Save Money This Summer

Are you looking for a DIY project this summer that has actual benefits for you? Well I got a list of some fun simple ways you can get into a summer long project and benefit from it in the process.

Green Houses

Now at first this might sound like an expensive project but if you keep it small and simple it will become more manageable to take care for. The only items that must buy is the plastic everything else is probably something you already have or can find. Depending on how you chose to build and to what scale, it should not take as long as you might think and you don’t need to be a natural “bob the builder” either.

The Tunnel Is one of the easiest methods for creating a greenhouse. All you need is some bendable pipe, glue, plastic and a few hours of hard work. Take the pipes and cut them to a desirable length then glue the together with a center piece then security each side into the ground. Then make sure you get a tight fit on the plastic and you are done.

Mini Greenhouse If you are more into the wood look you can probably get it done with some left over nails, staples, and a saw to cut. The smaller you make the structure the easier it will be to make it to not go big if you are not ready for the work. There are several tutorials online and if you are feeling creative just sample from different designs until you find your fit. This will make your friends feel like you are eco-friendly and will be a great way to start a garden.

Growing Plants

Sadly the art of growing plants has been view as something you do when you become elderly because you have nothing else to do. However, growing your own plants can be fun and rewarding. If you’re someone like me who needs encouragement these are a few good ways to start so you can see your progress.

Green Onions will literal grow over night and there is no need to start from scratch. All you need to do is save the ends of the onion the next time you use some in a recipe and put them in a container of water. By the time you wake up the next day you will already see you progress as they grown ¼ of an inch each night.

Tomatoes are another plant that you can start with leftovers and see the progress pretty quick. The tomatoes will spout in no time leaving you with plenty for the next pasta meal.

Always remember to start of any plant from the seed in a small container no bigger than a plastic cup so that you can watch the progress and it makes it easier to sort things out until they are big enough to recognize which is which.

Coupons

If you are not taking advantage of coupons you should start now. Now I’m not staying that you need to go to the extreme with it to save every penny but instead to look at it as an adventure. Trying out coupons might make you try some types of food or service that you never even knew about.

Restaurants are always looking to bring in new customers by bringing in deals to catch your attention. If you are someone who is not comfortable bring coupons to a place then checking out what days they have deals is a way to pay less but not look like a cheapskate. Instead it will look trendy and is probably one of the best ways to get a deal without putting in the effort so take advantage of that happy hour deal.

Massages & Relaxation services is something most people view as too expensive for their budget but if you are willing to take the time and look you might get it for less than you think. Sites like Groupon can make it cheaper and adds more people to the fun.

Local City Events

When is the last time you actual check out your area to see what type of events are hosted in your area? During the summer there are usually several event being hosted by your city that you are missing out on.

Farmers Markets are a great way to support your local farmers and find so fresh food for your home.

City Party your local neighborhood could be hosting the best music festival and you have just been missing. The best part about this is that going will probably be free like more outdoor activities.

This a list of some fun ways to entertain yourself this summer and explore new things. You shouldn’t let all that good sun go to waste.

5 Plants That Will Make Your Life Better

One of the biggest concerns when working in closed areas is the air.  However, the solution for that has been right in front of our faces all this time, plants.  Plant are so good at cleaning the air that NASA has done several studies to understand just how well a plant can do. If NASA was willing to do the research you should probably take the advise and use these natural filters that can also make your home look better.

1. Lavender

This plant can reduce stress & anxiety. I’m sure you have seen lavender oil and candles in stores, this product is know to help balance your mood. If you brew the leafs and mix with hot water you will have a at home remedy for sleep complications.

2. Aloe Vera

This is another plant that is a common substance in lotions, oils, and all other type of skin products.  You can use this in any hair type from 1a to 4c and it will naturally moisture your hair.  Its also a great face treatment with a good smell.

3. Peace Lily

In studies from NASA it has been proven that this plant can clean the air of pollutions that cause several skin irritations.  It is an easy plant to grow making it a perfect house hold plant the doubles as a filter. However, this plant is not as useful for cat & dogs so if you are a pet lover I would suggests you not pick this one.

4. Bamboo Palm

This was another tested plant to find natural ways to clean the air.  This plant does not need much sun so it is a good choice for homes or the offices.  If you want cleaner air in your homes plants like this can help.

5. Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

Now most people will refer to this as the Snake Plant but for obvious reason I felt that its other name should be known. This is probably the most productive at turn CO2 into oxygen. It would be idea for areas of the home that may be damp like a basement getting rid of all of those harmful toxins for you.

So if you want less Formaldehyde, Benzene, and Trichloroethylene in your home this is the way to do it.

 

 

NASA study – NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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