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DIY (Do-It-Yourself) and home improvements: the sustainability issues around mending and improving your home through repairs, renovation, carpentry, plumbing and other building activities that you do yourself, as an alternative to employing a tradesperson.

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Measuring Home Heat Loss

I am interested in testing/measuring my house to see how leaky it is and how bad the insulation is. If my house is poorly sealed and insulated then I will know how to improve it and I can retest it ...
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Is Tawashi really suitable for dishwashing?

As a step to reduce my waste I planned to make a tawashi to replace artificial dishwashing sponges. I had a t-shirt not suitable to be donated, waiting to be upcycled, so I made t-shirt yarn out of it ...
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How to make extracts and fragrances from fragrant plants like Sage

I'm looking to try using more natural products/solutions in our day to day life and some things that I am considering are fragrances, soaps and essences (food). I have read that Sage plants are edible ...
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What are the best medicinal plants that can be grown in a backyard or kitchen garden?

The ones that I already have: Chicory: Known for its digestive benefits, chicory can help stimulate appetite and aid in digestion. Yarrow: Yarrow has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, ...
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