Hot water guide

Heating water takes a lot of energy. Here's a guide to the best options.
broken light bulb

Ask G: Light bulbs

Incandescent bulbs are being phased out, so what do you do with them?
power button

Standby power

Appliances can act as energy vampires, secretly sucking up extra power.
solar panels

Solar panels

Australia has lots of sun, so how do you harness the power for your home?


Lauren Singer

I haven't made any trash in 2 years

One blogger's commitment to zero waste sustainable living.

Yes, aerosol’s can be recycled!

Venting frustration at the fact Aussies only recycle 40% of aerosol cans.

Tips for your haven

Over the next month, we'll give the best advice in home, garden, & style!


    Six ways to add style and save power - use louvres in your home.

    Six ways to use Louvres in your home.

    Organic cotton basics with Bhumi

    High quality and completely gorgeous organic cotton products.

    Greening and weatherproofing your garage

    How to make this space more comfortable and energy-efficient year-round.

    How To...


    Upcycled DIY Gift Bow

    Use 'waste' to create a unique bow to adorn your next gift.

    How to: install a water-efficient showerhead

    Save on water without compromising flow or pressure when lathering up.

    Keep warm this winter

    Save up to 70 per cent on winter heating costs before you use the heater.

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    Ask G


    Ask G: White roofs

    Should we paint our roofs white on top?

    Ask G: What's a family-friendly way to clean carpets?

    Carpets need to be cleaned, so what's an eco-friendly way that works?
    Halogen downlight

    Ask G: The difference between room and task lighting

    Choose the right type of lighting for your needs.