Sustainable Furniture Are Gaining Popularity

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When you consider the fact that average living room in the United States costs over $3,000 to furnish, but each year, Americans buy 16.5 million chairs, then you’ll see understand exactly how much Americans love to furnish their homes. However, as environmental issues such as climate change grow heavier on the country’s conscience, they’re looking for more sustainable ways to furnish their homes.

Although the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that cooking only accounts for 4.5% of home energy usage, it’s still a sizable chunk that could easily be trimmed by switching from GE electric cooktops to GE gas cooktops. GE gas cooktops are more sustainable because they heat up instantly, whereas electric cooktops require more energy to get hot. This means that there’s less cooking time, and less energy consumption. Pl Continue reading

Secrets of Smart Online Shopping

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In 2010, ecommerce sales amounted to 572.5 billion dollars; and at the end of 2013, the total amount of ecommerce sales had risen to 820.5 million dollars. According to CPC Strategy, economists predict that ecommerce sales will surpass 1.4 trillion dollars by 2016. This means that people who do not shop online will not only become the minority, but they will be missing out the shopping benefits that brick and mortar stores simply cannot offer.

The reasons that so many Americans are opting to shop online can be attributed to more than greater convenience and better deals. Shop Smart Magazines claim that shopping online is faster, offers wider selections, requires less tax, and saves gas. Of course, you cannot forget how much more pleasant it is to shop without the crowds, especially as the ho Continue reading