5 Ways to Make Your House Appear Cleaner Than It Is
Unexpected visitor on the way? Don’t worry. These 5 tips got you covered.
“5 Tips to Make Your House Appear Cleaner Than It Is”
via Apartment Therapy
Gmail Redesign Brings Less Clutter and Social Interface
Learn about Google’s new look.
“Gmail Redesign Coming in Next Few Days”
via Tech Radar
Bus Checker Wakes You Up When You’re at Your Stop
Now you can take a nap while you travel to and from work, home, or the city. Bus Checker tracks your progress and sends you an alarm when you’re almost there.
“App Wakes You When You Reach Your Bust Stop”
via Gadget Lab
Money Saving Tools for Travelers
Save on baggage fees, travel insurance, and solutions for boredom.
“Money Saving Tools for Travelers”
Green Car of the Year
Who will take home top prize?
“Five Finalists for Green Car of the Year Announced”
Portland, OR recently joined the growing list of cities like San Francisco, Ottowa, and Minnesota that offer curbside compost pickup. In select neighborhoods, trash pickup will be cut back from weekly to biweekly, while compost/yard debris and recycling will continue to be picked up on a weekly basis.
Response to this new ordinance has been largely favorable in all aspects but one. When the city distributed the plastic, two-gallon pails meant to take weekly food scraps, some Portlanders had their complaints. Many were concerned about the smell and the inevitable congregation of fruit flies.
Whether your city collects compost or you personally are composting, Useful Things has you covered. We offer a stainless steel compost pail that allows you to go green without the odors or the bugs of a cheaper compost container. The 11×7 pail fits easily under the sink, on the countertop or next to your existing garbage pail, making composting at home a breeze.
The metal compost pail is dishwasher safe in the case something really goes awry, but the built in charcoal filter system will neutralize most odors. The compost pails replacement filters are made of carbon coated nylon. They can be replaced every 4 – 6 months, or as often as needed depending on the unique stench levels of your kitchen compost.
Want more information on composting before starting your own home operation? Check out these helpful websites.
Recycle Now: Home Composting
Have your own tips on composting? Are you using a Useful Things compost pail to help the environment? Let us know in the comments.
How-to Negotiate a Lower Credit Card Rate
Ask and you shall receive? Sometimes, yes.
“How to Negotiate a Lower Credit Card Interest Rate”
AeroShot Delivers Caffeine Hit Without Calories or Coffee Breath
Get your daily dose of caffeine without having to brew anything or suffer from coffee breath.
“AeroShot delivers aerosol caffeine hit without the calories or coffee breath”
YouTube Changes Improve User Experience
YouTube rolled out several small changes, including an end of video mosaic, to improve user experience.
“YouTube Makes Some Changes to Improve User Experience”
via Make Use Of
Chic Way to Keep Your Home Safe From Fire
This fashionable chickadee will let you know if it smells smoke.
“Chickadee Smoke Detector”
via Coolest Gadgets
5 iOS 5 Features that can Save you Time and Energy
Have more time for the important things in life.
“5 New Features of iOS 5 that can Save Time and Boost Productivity”
via Stepcase Lifehack
See Your Roof’s Solar Potential with Easy Rooftop Calculator
This new solar calculator is based on actual geographical information and climate data, giving you an accurate estimate of your roof’s solar potential.
“Easy Rooftop Solar Panel Calculator Sees Your Roofs Solar Potential”
via Clean Technica
Why You Need Renter’s Insurance
Your landlord’s homeowner’s insurance will cover any structural damage, but won’t lift a finger to replace your stuff.
“Why you Need Renter’s Insurance”
Google Rolls out Google Wallet Coupon Rewards Program
Users of certain mobile devices will now have access to Google Wallet, a new rewards program app.
“Google Wallet Adds Coupons, Rewards Points, Jamba Juice”
Yellow Mustard Eases Burn Pain
“Relieve Mild Burns with Yellow Mustard”