Going Green in the Workshop and Garage

August 18, 2015 at 6:51 pm Leave a comment

Create a healthier home, lower your monthly bills and reduce your carbon footprint with the following Go Green tips.

Unplug your power tools. Save energy by selecting the cordless tools you use the most and unplug the rest. Most batteries will hold their charge and won’t need to stay on a charger.

Mix it up in the garage. Keep paint out of the garbage by combining any cans of leftover white paint you have to paint the garage or workshop. Be sure to only mix latex with latex and oils with oils. By adding the semi-glosses to the flats and eggshells, you’ll end up with a sheen that’s easy to clean.

Turn things on their heads. Save your paint and solvents by storing paint cans upside down so the solvents–which separate and rise to the top–get trapped under the bottom of the can.

Take charge of your charges. Get the most out of your batteries by investing in an inexpensive battery tester. This will allow you to check used ones for power and set aside those that have burned out and have to be recycled.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/homestyle/10/23/22.go.green/index.html

Entry filed under: Going Green, To Your Health.

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