Energy Saving Archive

Maintenance Tips to Winterize Your Home

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The coldest part of winter is still ahead of us, so if you haven’t bundled up your home against freezing temperatures, start now! Here are a few tips for keeping your home insulated so you don’t lose heat and...

Shop Your Style with NEW Designer Sample Packs


With the holidays approaching, our schedules fill up quickly and it’s important to stay on top of commitments. One thing on many people’s mind is refreshing their home decor in time for holiday entertaining. If you need to replace outdated...

A Video Guide to Effortlessly Choosing Window Treatments

Know you need an upgrade but wondering how to choose window treatments? We’ll walk you through the 9 most important considerations and narrow down your choices to find the perfect fit for your home. Types Of Window Coverings Blinds, shades, drapes,...

The Ultimate Secret To a Perfect Night’s Sleep

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Notice how well you sleep in hotels with crazy blackout curtains? There’s a reason for that. Why We Sleep in The Dark Darkness is key to keeping our bodies on the right wake/sleep schedule and our bedrooms are anything but dark. We’ve...

Can You Recycle Blinds?


After replacing a house full of old worn out blinds, what do you do with the old ones? I don’t know about you, but we would feel pretty wasteful sending 20 + blinds straight to the landfill. There has to be...

12 Surprising Ways to Use Old Mini Blinds

  • Use blinds to draw straight on a curve
  • Use old mini blinds to spread glue
  • woven basket made of blinds
  • Chandelier made from mini blidns

When you upgrade window treatments, the old blinds don’t have to go straight to the trash. Nor do your free blinds samples that you order when picking out your favorite color. Some scrap metal and recycling centers accept window...

5 Surprising Ways Your Home is Losing Energy

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Did you know that your home is losing energy right now? Even the tiniest air leaks can add up to big unwanted temperature changes in your home. Find out where leaks are happening, and how to seal them up. Top...

A Window Into the Past: San Francisco’s Painted Ladies


After a recent trip to San Francisco (known in my mind as the hilly city) I got a peek at the gorgeous Painted Ladies. For those of you who are wondering what I’m talking about, the Painted Ladies are...

5 Ways to Make your Summer More Awesome


Can you believe that summer is already halfway over? We can’t – to make sure you make the most of the sunny days we have left, we’ve rounded up our 5 favorite posts about the season. 1. Our Ultimate Summer...