Green Housekeeping: Planet-Friendly Cleaning Options

green cleaners

Spring cleaning is in the air, and today, environmentally-friendly cleaning products abound.

You try hard to live a lifestyle that not only avoids exposing your family to unnecessary harsh chemicals, but also one that doesn’t expose the planet to unnecessary toxins, pollutants, and other negative outcomes. For some people, cleaning products have proven particularly challenging.

FROGBOX: Greener Moving Boxes

Ever get tired of the endless search for cardboard boxes when moving? How about the guessing game that goes along with deciphering the not-so-interesting smells coming from them? Search no more. There’s a better way to deal with the boxing of your prized possessions when moving – FROGBOX!

What are Social K Retirement Plans?

retired couple

At the heart and soul of it, the social(k) retirement plan is a 401(k) plan with a social conscious. Businesses and employees alike are looking for ways to make their investments matter. What better way to do that than by using your retirement investments to invest in socially conscious endeavors?

Energy Tax Credit: 2015 Edition

solar panels on house

In an effort to do their part to encourage citizens to live greener, more energy efficient lives, state and federal governments have taken to offering tax credits to homeowners who invest in greater energy efficiencies.

The 50 Best Vegan Blogs of 2015

Best Vegan Blog 2015 Badge

A Hearty Congratulations From PlushBeds to All of the Following Uber-Talented and Principled Vegan Bloggers!!!


The following are our picks for the best vegan blogs out there. Why would we do a roundup for the best vegan bloggers? It goes with the territory, of course. PlushBeds is a green business, and as such, we wish to support other causes that are in line with our philosophy of creating a better world for ourselves, our children, grandchildren, our fellow men and women and earth’s creatures great and small. Just like our widely acclaimed article on the 50 most influential green living bloggers, we aim to support these fine people who are championing the vegan cause as well (and doing an oh, so good job of it as you’re about to see!).

10 Ways Your Pet Can Reduce His Carbon Paw Print

Dogs Paw

As an eco-friendly pet owner, you already know a thing or two about reducing your own carbon footprint. But did you know there are moves you can make that will reduce the paw print your precious pet leaves behind too?

These small moves you can make will help you create a more earth-friendly pet experience for your entire family – including your pet.

Seedles: Grow Your Own Rainbow

Seedles seed balls

From a Kickstarter campaign to backyards across the country, Seedles is doing its part to save the bee population in the U.S. The original Kickstarter campaign offered the catchy slogan: “Grow the Rainbow.” That’s just what Seedles allow consumers to do. By creating a fun way for people to plant colorful wildflowers practically anywhere.

Planet-Friendly Alternatives to Melting Snow and Ice

snow shovel

It isn’t always easy finding the right answer to meet your needs as a modern family, following local ordinances, and doing the right thing for the planet. Many families, especially those living in areas where heavy snowfall is frequent, and where ordinances require prompt attention to and removal of said snow, feel their only option is to turn to choices for removal that aren’t exactly planet friendly.

Jet Lag Disorder


Whether traveling for the holidays, business, or simply a week-long getaway, jet lag can happen to the best of us when traveling across time zones.