It is one of the rooms where we consume the most. Paper towels, processed food packaging, plastic bags, single-use plates and cutlery, cling film, aluminum foil, tin cans, plastic bottles and more. There seems no end to how much single-use manufacturers and advertisers have managed to cram into our often small kitchens. But we can […]
Browsing Tag: diy
Clothes and the keeping of them has quickly become an important theme on this blog. The clothes shopping ban, the darning of socks, the patching of clothes and the adding of pockets to improve clothes you already have, it all boils down to the simple concept of using what you already have and reusing it […]
Here at Ecofrugals we are all about that make do and mend attitude. To use what you have and reduce our overall consumption. But what about when a garment simply does not have the functionality we need and expect? I am, of course, talking about skirts and dresses without pockets. But you don’t need to […]
How can you describe a book such as this? “The Humanure Handbook” by Joseph Jenkins. How about a cult classic, for a start. It had been on my to-read list for a long time and I must admit, I was not entirely sure what to expect when I first sat down with it. It is, […]
Hobbies are more than just a device to pass time. Having hobbies we enjoy help mental health, can build community with other hobbyists and can create some outright gorgeous things. Here I have compiled a list of some of my favorite ecofrugal hobbies to inspire you! By necessity, my hobbies have always had to be […]
Happy Earth day 2020 everyone! Our call to action this year is to encourage you to leave a smaller footprint by replacing (at least) one single-use product in your home with a cloth alternative. It is absurd that we have reached a point in our history where felling a tree, milling it, turning it into […]
If you have little to no sewing experience already, this is a very forgiving project to start. It doesn’t matter if the edges are a little wonky or if the thread color doesn’t match quite right. And while it is nowhere near as precise as this post about making cloth masks like a pro, it […]
We are in a special time in history right now during a global pandemic, where everyday people are asked – begged – to make masks for first line responders, health care workers, grocery store staff, and everyone else they know. While I (Angela) personally do not have the skills to make masks myself – my […]
Finding yourself home more than usual? Perhaps you want to try your hand at sewing thing, but don’t have a sewing machine? In this post, I give you an easy DIY hand sewing project that is all straight edges and two simple seams. You don’t need much in terms of equipment either.
What are we to do if coronavirus fears forces us to stay at home? Either due to orders from our job or concerns for ourselves or high-risk friends and relatives? Here is a list of different things we can do to help the time go by without feeling trapped.