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How We Reduced Our Household Trash – A Few Simple Tips!

Texas Homesteader ~ 

You pay a fee to have a large truck pick up & haul your trash to the landfill. Do you hate that as much as we do? We’ve managed to reduce our landfill contributions over the years by using a few simple tricks. We’ve even been able to eliminate our trash collection service and associated fees. So the result has been positive for both our budget as well as the environment.

PREcycle recycle, compost reducing landfill waste plastic trash #TexasHomesteader

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Things I No Longer Buy At The Store

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

There are many easy ways to make do with what you have, keeping you out of the stores. Good for the environment, good for my wallet!

But the thing is, it’s really easy to do, it just takes watching for places to substitute.

Things I no longer buy at the store - trash bags, cleaners, mixes, etc. #TexasHomesteader

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A Simple Dragonfly Rock Art Project For The Garden

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I made a large dragonfly rock art accent feature for my pollinator garden using graduating-sized round stones for the body and a piece of flagstone cut for the wings.

This rock art really adds some pop and visual interest to my landscape and honors my mother, a Texas Master Naturalist. (The dragonfly is the Texas chapter logo)

Dragonfly rock art made of round and flagstone rocks Master Naturalist logo. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Make Your Own Laundry Powder

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I make a simple but effective homemade laundry powder using just three simple ingredients. 

Now remember we live and work on a ranch so we’ve got some hefty laundry needs. We need something that will get out some pretty tough grime on very heavy fabric – denim! This formula works great for us.

Homemade laundry powder is simple to make yourself with only 3 ingredients! #TexasHomesteader

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