How long does it take Food to Spoil? [Infographic]

Believe it or not: Americans throw away $165 billion dollars in food each year. That means 40% of food is wasted every year! There are clearly many ways food is wasted, but one way is in our own homes. Too often, food gets pushed to the back of our refrigerators, freezers, or pantries and forgotten about for months or even years to come. We’re left scratching our heads and wondering if a food item is still safe to eat. Or, if it goes bad, we end up throwing food away and wasting not only that food, but money. It affects our environment and our own wallet.

To clear up the gray area and to help reduce food waste, Kitchen Cabinet Kings put together a helpful guide that breaks down the average lifespan of common household foods. It can be helpful to reference this chart next time you grocery shop and create simple labels on your food. You can avoid food waste and getting sick by eating potentially spoiled food. Check out the full infographic below that details each food item broken down by storage medium in your freezer, refrigerator, or pantry.

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Plant a Pest-Resistant Garden [Infographic]

Watching pests destroy your garden is frustrating, not to mention expensive, but giving up on gardening or spraying tons of toxic chemicals are not the only ways to deal with pests.

For a garden filled with beautiful blooms that insects and furry foragers won’t touch, plant these four naturally pest-resistant plants:

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Realistic Tips to Drink More Water [Visual]

Water is arguably one of the most important items we can—and need to—add to our diet. In fact, we should think of it as a nutrient, just like we do with the vitamins and minerals we get from fruits and veggies.

There are well known—and surprising—health benefits to drinking water. Here are some tips to drink more water no matter how busy you are.

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Off-Grid Lifestyle in the City [Infographic]

Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the stresses of living an inner-city life? If so, you may have considered going ‘off-grid’. This self-sufficient lifestyle disconnects you from the electricity grid, water supply and gas mains, whilst allowing you to live a more cost-effective, and eco life-style. There are 75,000 Brits who are choosing this way of life.

While becoming completely self-sufficient isn’t an option for many people, the dream of a less stressful life is alluring.

To help, Insulation Express have uncovered how to get the ‘off-grid’ lifestyle whilst living in a city:

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How to make your Garden into a Sociable Sanctuary

Your garden is an extension onto your home and we’ve been lucky enough to be graced with a beautiful summer. We put time into maintaining and improving our gardens but it’s often not until you have people come around to see your beautiful garden, you realise it’s not the idyllic social space. We’ve gone through our favourite ways to create a sociable garden that your guests will love hanging out in.

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